Entries by The Rhino Club

BIRDS AND BIRDING CHELMSFORD NATURE RESERVE GRASSLAND GET-AWAY IN NORTHERN KZN

Chelmsford Nature Reserve (CNR) is approximately 30 km south of Newcastle, off the Newcastle – Ladysmith main road, and consists of extensive areas of grassland. The bulk of the nature reserve is on the northern side of Ntshingwayo Dam, (formerly the Chelmsford Dam) with a smaller section called Richgate on the southern shore. There is […]

GLOBAL CONSERVATION: NEW SNOW LEOPARD DISCOVERIES

(Courtesy of Wildnet.org) In a major scientific breakthrough, a team of researchers have discovered that there are three subspecies of the snow leopard, rather than a single “monotypic” species as previously believed. The elusive snow leopard inhabits a vast area of 1.6 million square kilometers (160 hectares) across multiple countries in Central and South Asia. Despite […]

BIRDS AND BIRDING: ROYAL NATAL NATIONAL PARK

In the northern section of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the magnificent Royal Natal National Park (RNNP) with its breath-taking scenery, including the unsurpassable Amphitheatre. With the terrain so variable, plus the presence of the headwaters of the Thukela River, there are numerous habitats consisting of protea woodlands, evergreen forests, grasslands and […]