Working Together for Rhino Conservation: Successful Horn-Trimming Operation

“Teamwork makes dream work,” a phrase that truly resonated during last week’s remarkable mass horn-trimming operation. In a collaborative effort, African Wildlife Vets, supported by Cycle of Life joined forces with the Aspinall Foundation supported by DCM Surfaces assisted Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) in trimming the horns of 40 white rhinos. The operation- continue reading –

Lion Relocation

The Wildlife Management team from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) responded to a complaint of six lions roaming the residential area of Marloth Park on the evening of 20 June 2023. All six lions were darted and placed in a holding facility outside Nelspruit. The pride of six lions has subsequently been relocated- continue reading –

Dr Chris Smith assists MTPA with collaring black footed cat

Dr Chris Smith assisted the MTPA with collaring a black footed cat recently. The black footed cat is the smallest wild cat in Africa. Their status is “Vulnerable” on the IUCN red list of threatened species and the population is decreasing due to intraguild predation, disease and unsuitable farming practices, amongst other threats. This collaring- continue reading –


After the first Wildlife Conservation Act in India was drafted in 1972 a three-day International Conference was held by the Madhya Pradesh government to address issues around wildlife population management and human wildlife conflict. With increasing anthropogenic pressures, it was felt that there was an urgent need to think of new policies, approaches and laws to protect biodiversitythroughout- continue reading –


A large group of elephants escaped from a provincial reserve in Mpumalanga recently. As the elephants were getting close to communities, action was required to chase them back into the reserve. Aspinall Foundation provided helicopter time and African Wildlife Vets, Dr Chris Smith was called to dart 2 elephants to ensure their collars were still- continue reading –