Students from the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) at Texas Christian University (TCU) have enjoyed the opportunity to become involved on a first hand basis in rhino conservation in South Africa. The TCU Rhino Initiative was started by the IES’s director, Dr Mike Slattery in 2014 in partnership with our world renowned wildlife vet and conservationist, Dr William Fowlds. Dr Fowlds and his vet team lead our Vets Go Wild courses curated specifically for veterinary students, and for four years have welcomed TCU students every year as part of their Biodiversity and Human Development study abroad course. TCU has been sending students to South AfricaRead More →

As it is Women’s month, we have decided to put the ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in the spotlight and share with you why nature has designed her to be the head hunter and why her male counterpart is the King! Did you know that lionesses are around 30% faster than male lions according to Stefan Pociask who is a Wildlife researcher from the USA? A lioness can reach speeds of up to 70km per hour, which is around 20km per hour faster than her male counterpart! Females are also a foot shorter in length and around 30kg’s lighter which gives the female the edge whenRead More →

The conservation community of the Eastern Cape region in South Africa is brimming with talent and passion, which shone through at the sixth regional FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) AGM on the 7th of August 2019. FGASA is the body in South Africa responsible for setting the standards for safari guiding. The AGM event was organised by the Ulovane team, who deliver our Game Ranger Course. The Standards Director of FGASA, Brian Serrao also made the trip to the region for the meeting. Attendees enjoyed presentations from some inspiring guest speakers: Stacey Webb of the SST – Sustainable Seas Trust, who addressed theRead More →

Mark Twain once journaled, ‘You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius’. For anyone who has travelled to this island paradise off the coast of South East Africa, the truth in Twain’s words is clear. Mauritius is a paradise because it is so biologically unique, forming part of the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands biodiversity hotspot. This is due to the island’s high level of endemism, meaning that many of its plants and animals can only be found there. In fact, Mauritius is recognised by the IUCN as a “Centre of Plant Diversity”. This exceptionalRead More →