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HLUHLUWE - IMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA - RHINO DEHORNING - APRIL/MAY 2024

Back to Africa Directors Dr Joel Alves & Dr Ben Muller were extremely fortunate to be invited to assist the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife team with the landmark dehorning of their white and black rhino populations in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. Following unprecedented poaching losses and an unwavering tide of poaching pressure on the reserve, one of the strongholds of the critically endangered black rhino, it became apparent that dehorning was the only feasible next step to take in an effort to stem the loss of rhino. 

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IONA NP, ANGOLA - WILDLIFE COLLARING - OCTOBER 2023

Back to Africa director, Dr Joel Alves, travelled to Iona NP in Angola for a large-scale collaring project supported by Wild Wonderful World. Iona NP is a unique and phenomenal landscape recently brought under the management of African Parks. In line with conservation goals and with the idea of better understanding the utilisation of the vast desert landscape by priority species, the focus was to collar springbuck, oryx and Hartmanns mountain zebra. 

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BALULE PREDATOR HOLDING FACILITY - MAY 2024

As result of a generous donation from Conservation Beyond Borders built a predator boma in Balule Game reserve in Limpopo province South Africa.

This has recently been put to good use containing a wandering pack of wild dogs that were escaping into neighbouring farms. After settling in the boma they were released into the reserve which is open to the Greater Kruger National Park. Conservation in action saving endangered species.

 

Thank you Dr Nicole Benjamin Fink from Conservation Beyond Borders!

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NEW UNNAMED INFECTIOUS AGENT FOUND IN PANGOLIN BLOOD - MAY 2024

Back to Africa sent 14 pangolin blood samples to the the University of Pretoria’s molecular biology laboratory and identified an unnamed blood parasite.

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NEW PROJECT: PANGOLIN RESEARCH - APRIL 2024

Back To Africa involves itself in Pangolin blood parasite research in Hoedspruit, South Africa

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PREDATOR REHABILTATION ENCLOSURE ERECTED IN BALULE JULY 2023

As result of a generous donation from Conservation Beyond Borders Back to Africa erected a predator proof boma in the Balule reserve

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  BACK TO AFRICA SUPPORTS THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN WILD LIFE COLLEGE JULY 2023

Back to Africa has an education fund. Managing Africa’s biodiversity requires special skills, and there is no better place develop these skills than at the Southern African Wild Life College. 

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KENYANS VISIT ESWATINI TO INSPECT ANTELOPE FACILITIES JULY 2023

In June 2023 Back to Africa director accompanied a group of Kenyans to visit Eswatini where  Back to Africa introduced roan antelope from European zoo’s. 

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LEOPARD REMOVED FROM ANTELOPE CAMP JULY 2023

Predation is one of the greatest challenges with antelope reintroductions.Ideally in healthy ecosystems all living things live in harmony in a sustainable fashion. We call this biodiversity. Sadly when conserving rare and endangered antelope we sometimes have to interfere with this healthy balance...

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MOUNT KENYA BONGO PROJECT APRIL  2023

Back to Africa is involved with an exciting new project involving another  critically  endangered species.

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BACK TO AFRICA KENYA
VISIT NOVEMBER 2022

Back To Africa director Hamish Currie attended a meeting in Nanyuki with the RCFP Expert Advisory Committee for the Mountain Bongo Reintroduction and Recovery Programme for the Ragati and Chehe Forests, Mt. Kenya. Back to Africa is involved in an advisory capacity with the recovery of mountain Bongo in these forests.

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BACK TO AFRICA ESWATINI
VISIT JUNE 2022

Back to Africa director Hamish Currie visits roan breeding project in EswatiniThe last wild roan died in a snare in Swaziland in 1961.
Back to Africa imported roan antelope to the then Swaziland from Marwell Zoological Park in the UK and from Zoo Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic and there are now 50 animals in the Mlilwane
reserve in the Ezulwini Valley in Eswatini.

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2022 - KENYA NORTHERN
WHITE RHINOS

Hamish Currie visited Kenya in April 2022.  He visited Ol Pejeta ranch in Laikipia where he saw Northern White Rhino’s, Najin and daughter Fatu.

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2022 -  DR HAMISH CURRIE VISITS RUMA NATIONAL PARK

In January 2019 Back to Africa was asked by Kenya Wild Life Services to generate an action plan to save Kenya’s last roan antelope.

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2022 - SENEGAL LION 
COLLARING PROJECT

Panthera Senegal contacted us early in 2022 and requested veterinary assistance with the immobilisation and collaring of the most western population of West African Lions in Niokolo Koba Reserve in Senegal.

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 2022 - APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTORS

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our two new directors Dr’s Joel Alves and Ben Muller. Both are  wild life veterinarians resident in Hoedspruit Limpopo province South Africa. They have both worked in a variety of African countries including Mozambique, Nigeria and Senegal. Our previous directors Dr’s Peter Morkel and Michael Knight  will stay on as senior advisors

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2021 RUMA NATIONAL PARK ROAN ANTELOPE NATIONAL RECOVERY PLAN

2020- URGENT CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RHINO REVOLUTION

The tourism industry is suffering due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rhino Revolution have launched an urgent campaign to raise funds for the vital dehorning program. Watch  their new brand video below.  Lend your support and donate to the cause

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2020 - CO-FOUNDER OF BACK TO AFRICA, CONSERVATION HERO PETE MORKEL 

 Conservation legend Dr Pete Morkel is fighting for his life in a battle with cancer. Friends and colleagues have launched a global fundraising campaign for his treatment. 

2020 - BACK TO AFRICA DIRECTOR HAMISH CURRIE VISITS KENYA

2019 - HAMISH CURRIE
VISITS EAST AFRICA

 Where he met with Tony Fitzjohn from Mkomazi reserve in Northern Tanzania 

2019 - BREAKING NEWS – EXPERTS HARVEST EGGS TO SAVE DYING SPECIES

2019 - BONGO CONSERVATION

Back to Africa director Hamish Currie assists Bongo conservation in Kenya

2019 - PETER MORKEL AWARDED

Back to Africa director Peter Morkel gets the Tusk Trust  Prince William  conservation award

2019- DEHORNING RHINO

Back to Africa director Hamish Currie assists with dehorning rhino in Balule reserve South Africa

2019  BACK TO AFRICA DIRECTOR PETER MORKEL TRANSPORTS ZOO RHINOS TO RWANDA 

Back to Africa director Peter Morkel transports zoo rhinos to Rwanda

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