February 6, 2017

Written by Des & Elizke Gouws, founders of Running Wild Conservation.

Animal exploitation is a term that is used very loosely nowadays. Unfortunately if we must get technical about this statement, almost every animal is now been exploited for some or other reason. 


Current statistics show that there are currently around 21000 white rhino and 5000 black rhino left on earth, that’s a total of approximately 26000  African rhino, this excludes the greater one horned rhino, the Sumatran rhino and the Javen rhino together this will put...

Photo by Elizke Gouws - Running Wild Conservation 

Running Wild Conservation predicted this possible extinction scare for many years now...

According to the latest statistics the main cause of cheetah population decline is that of habitat destruction and an increasing co...


As parents we juggle our lives between our jobs, homes, marriage and children, and arguably our children and their future is where the difficult decisions tend to surface. Schooling, extra mural activities, college or university and then hopefully after all this they...


Very few people have the privilege to see Africa in all her splendour, and even less have the chance to witness her graceful big cats in their natural environment. And soon this will no longer be a privilege for the wealthy traveller or even for the residents of Afric...

November 24, 2015


WHY are captive bred cheetah not often getting released back into the wild?


This is the question on many people’s minds, and the answer is not that simple. Firstly most uninformed people have the strange ability to place all Africa’s big cats under one prove...

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