Mali’s elephants get a new ally

While poaching ravished wildlife in much of Africa, not a single elephant has been poached in Mali since the new Malian Combined Army-Ranger Anti-Poaching Brigade was deployed six months ago. Now, our field team has added three new furry members to the crew. Join us...

Tracking Mali’s desert elephants near Timbuktu

Nigel Kuhn is a frontline photographer and film producer partnering with our Mali Elephant Project and the Chengeta Wildlife team and International Conservation Fund of Canada. Read on to learn about Nigel’s experience tracking the desert elephants of Mali as...

The Most Challenging & Dangerous Elephant Protection Operation

When I was asked to come to Mali to train the new Anti-Poaching Brigade charged with protecting the last herd of West African desert elephants, I knew I would be learning as much as I would be teaching. I also knew that many people expected me to launch a war. Quite...

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By Geoff Dalglish, Trail to Salamanca “Earth Pilgrim” Geoff Dalglish and others hiked the Trail to Salamanca from Geneva, 2500km (1500 miles) across four mountain ranges in six countries over 125 days, to arrive  in Salamanca just as delegates gathered from all other...

Tracks of Giants: Feedback on the first stage

It is hard to believe that we are now one third of the way through our southern African journey. This translates as approximately 1700 k’s of walking and cycling through the varied and often spectacular landscapes of Namibia and now, the wooded and largely uninhabited...

Tracks of Giants: Thank you & Farewell Namibia

It took us 27 days and 1,490 km to pass through Namibia. And as it so often happens on long journeys, individual days tend to merge the passage of time. As we left the Dobe border post for the Okavango wetlands in Botswana, recollections of those first steps as we...

Tracks of Giants: The first days of the expedition

Home alone after an intense busy stressful intimate people-filled period of the first 12 days of the Tracks of Giants project –   it is difficult to settle. Responsibility for the logistics of the expedition have, for the last year, weighed heavily on my sleep...

Tracks of Giants: The long haul across Namibia

18th May 2012 – Eighteen days and 880 kms later, its rest day at Andersons Camp in the Ongava Concession that lies adjacent to the Okaukuejo Gate of Etosha National Park. Thanks to Mike Wassing, Lious Nortje and all the staff at Wilderness Safaris for providing this...

Tracks of Giants: Hiking the Horuseb Valley

Hiking up the Horuseb Valley, across the Skeleton Coast, was a lifetime experience.  As we turned inland from the coast we saw our first elephant spoor (tracks), those of a large bull that had walked to the coast, turned, and ambled all the way back up the valley.  We...
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