Somkhanda Earth Rangers enlist smart tech to protect African wildlife

As game reserves continue to struggle in dealing with the impact of Covid-19 through the loss of income from the tourism model and the loss of manpower to combat wildlife crime, the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Save our Species African Wildlife initiative, co-funded by the European Union (EU), recently approved an […]

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Somkhanda steps up to help iconic African mammal

WILDLANDS, a programme of the WILDTRUST and the Emvokweni Community Trust (ECT) working collaboratively with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and Tracy and Du Plessis Game Capture (TDC) recently welcomed 10 giraffes from the Munyawane and Phinda Private Game Reserves to Somkhanda Community Game Reserve. During the recent translocation, eight female giraffe (and two males) […]

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Tembe Giant joins Somkhanda to strengthen Elephant Gene Pool

  In a historic translocation in 2016, Somkhanda Community Game Reserve welcomed a herd of 13 elephants donated by Nambiti Game Reserve. This was hailed as an epic collaboration, as, for the first time, two community owned reserves had successfully worked together to extend elephant range and distribution. This illustrated the importance of community conservation, […]

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