Meet the Black Mambas, South Africa’s all-female anti-poaching unit

Eight years on from the group’s creation, their work in Balule Nature Reserve — a vulnerable, outlying region near the Greater Kruger National Park — continues to serve as a valuable model for conservation and community engagement across the world. 

The greatest show on Earth: tracking the wildebeest migration across Tanzania's Serengeti

The Serengeti’s golden plains may be home to the Big Five, but the unsung heroes of these grasslands are its white-bearded wildebeests. They're the seams that hold together an ecosystem, performing an ancient dance that still sweeps across the savannah.

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