At the end of our Satara Summer, on the way to the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate from where we were to head back home to Pretoria, we were lucky to see a lone Cheetah resting in the shade of a small thorn tree. Having stopped for a last photo or two, it was Marilize […]

via The bloody fight that never was — de Wets Wild

The team behind the Cheetah Breeding, Wilding and Release Project – Ashia Cheetah Conservation NPO and Kuzuko Lodge – have attained yet another conservation milestone with the recent translocation of a wilded cheetah male from Kuzuko to Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Following the release of the first captive-born cheetah at […]

via Another Milestone for Cheetah Breeding, Wilding and Release Project — Tourism Tattler

India’s supreme court is now seeing an interesting case in which taxonomy and endangered species politics converge to have real world consequences. The question is whether African cheetahs can replace Asiatic cheetahs on India’s plains. Yes, for there were once cheetahs in India. Their traditional quarry was the blackbuck antelope, and many nobles in India […]

via Can African cheetahs replace the now defunct population of Asiatic cheetah in India? — Natural History

One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world. The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million […]

via One million species threatened with extinction because of humans — WPIX 11 New York