- Bangladesh diaries: tales of a trainee tiger conservationist
- Okapi camera-trapping
- Introducing the Tiger Team
- The big picture of tiger conservation
- Visiting my Chagossian heritage – Yannick Mandarin
- In search of the Mangarahara cichlid
- Guns and caterpillars. Too much of one, too few of the other.
- Bulletin ZSL Cameroon July-September, 2013
- Poaching Across The Generations
- Black Rhino Expedition in Zambia Part 2 (Elephants at lunch!)
- Jack: thank you for sharing. I am a keen follower of the...
- NGALAGOU Charles: fauna conservation in our country has a long way ...
- Rob van Loon: Interesting project,the best of luck in conserving...
- Jo: Mangroves are also important fish nurseries....
- Darshan Patel: Exciting stuff! All the best in saving the okapi -...
Okapi conservation blog
Campaign to stop oil exploration in Virunga National Park
Alex here again, and after the success of the okapi conservation strategy workshop I’m afraid I have some rather less cheerful news. Oil exploration permits covering 85% of Virunga National Park, including the okapi’s habitat within the northern sector of the park, were granted in 2010, and plans for oil exploration within the park are [...]
First-ever Okapi Conservation Strategy Workshop
Hi, my name is Alex Quinn and I’ve been working at ZSL on the range-wide okapi conservation project for the last 8 months. In among a huge number of other jobs, my main task during that time has been to help prepare for a workshop we’ve just held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [...]
Establishment of IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group
We are very pleased to announce that IUCN has now formally established the IUCN SSC (Species Survival Commission) Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG). This is very is exciting news for the conservation and management of these two iconic species. These two last surviving giraffid species, both endemic to Africa, share a distinct genetic lineage [...]
Tragic attack on the Okapi Faunal Reserve (RFO)
I’m Dr Noëlle Kümpel, ZSL’s Central, East and Southern Africa Programme Manager, and leader of ZSL’s range-wide okapi conservation project. After a long gap in our blogs, we bring you some distressing news from the field. Below is an article I wrote for Giraffa newletter (see http://www.giraffeconservation.org/newsletters.php). The ZSL team, led by Elise Queslin, was [...]
David Stanton’s Adventures and Misadventures in TL2 – Part 6
“Tutu Basin & the Congo” We plan out our route into the Tutu Basin on Google Earth, to take us past several “edos”, or natural clearings in the forest, where okapi prints should be easier to see. We will be paying particular attention to areas of tree-fall, which is where saplings of particular trees grow, [...]
David Stanton’s Adventures and Misadventures in TL2 – Part 5
Hi! We set out from Kindu early, our pirogue full of children, babies, baggage, chickens, ducks and, of course, us! We seemed to have picked up a few passengers, who John Hart (from the TL2 project; read my other blog and more info on the TL2 project here: http://www.bonoboincongo.com/) agreed to give a lift to [...]