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Heroes: Those who help African rhino poaching survivors

Heroes: Those who help African rhino poaching survivors | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
In Africa hundreds of rhinos are shot or immobilised by poachers every year to supply ground up horn for the Asian medicine market. It is reputed to make men virile and treat anything from stomach ache to cancer - all just a myth.

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You can make a difference.. just with your own African story.. here's how..

 

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:43 AM

Definitely modern day Super Heroes! Thank you!

Those vets,rehabbers and scientists who quietly work their magic amids the horrors of barbaric brutality to save the innocent.

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Surviving The 'Deadliest Drive In Africa'

Surviving The 'Deadliest Drive In Africa' | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
An American photographer tells the story of his treacherous, 13-hour bus ride from Lagos to Abuja in Nigeria.
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Turning tables on poisoning poachers

Turning tables on poisoning poachers | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it

Two can play the poisoning game - poachers poison animals to get their hands on horn or ivory but now poisons are being used in the fight back by conservationists.

On the Plumari Game Reserve, in the Magaliesberg, 45 minutes northwest of Johannesburg, the six surviving rhino were yesterday darted with a sedative and their horns infused with poison.....

 

Lorinda Hern, co-founder of the Rhino Rescue Project, said more than 200 rhino horns had been poisoned in this way in South Africa.

 

"If someone were to inhale too many of these compounds [injected into the horn], ingest them or handle large quantities of horn, they would start to [experience] nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and perhaps nerve damage," she said.

 

If a large amount of horn were consumed it could prove lethal....

 

 

 


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An eye for an eye.. well why not, after all they have been warned!

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, October 26, 2013 4:12 PM

Do desperate times call for desperate measures?

Poisoning rhino horn so that if removed and consummed bad things happen... maybe even death!

How far is too far? 

Sabine Anderson's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:57 AM

If this is the only way then so be it! Poachers don't have limits and just kill, kill and kill till there is nothing more to kill! So we as caring people have to do what needs to be done! Well Done, Plumari Game Reserve! Enough is NOW enough!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:00 AM

Rhino horn poisoning and the effects

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Mozambique country profile

Mozambique country profile | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
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This was once a magnificent country.. ravaged by war and now poverty.

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Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it

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Adam Sandler Attacked By Cheetah In Africa

Adam Sandler Attacked By Cheetah In Africa | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
The Happy Gilmore star says he was prepared to let the big cat eat him after it jumped on his back on a family holiday.
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This goes to show how unhappy animals are being cooped up.. wild animals should be in the wilds. How would you like to be caged and stared at all day long?!!!

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Top five wildlife experiences for kids | Travel Feature | Rough Guides

Top five wildlife experiences for kids | Travel Feature | Rough Guides | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Banish boredom and the are-we-nearly-home-yet blues with five of our favourite British experiences for children, including safari parks,underwater adventures, (With the #summerholidays upon us, there are some really wild places to take the children!
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Far more important for the development of children than anything man-made!

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The OMG Africa! Daily

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The OMG Africa! Daily, by OMG Africa!: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (The OMG Africa! Daily is out!
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Editing masterclass at Wild Talk Africa 2013 | South African Guild of Editors

Editing masterclass at Wild Talk Africa with SAGE members @susan_scott, @mienedit and Candice Odgers. http://t.co/cpOIdUUR0h
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Small idea, big impact: How bicycles can improve lives in Africa

Small idea, big impact: How bicycles can improve lives in Africa | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
RT @ONECampaign: How #bicycles http://t.co/fetXwWApyR can improve lives in #EastAfrica
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Africa's magnificent mountains: Seven amazing climbs - CNN International

Africa's magnificent mountains: Seven amazing climbs - CNN International | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Africa's magnificent mountains: Seven amazing climbs
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(CNN) -- Yes, safaris are great and the beaches are diverse and dramatic.
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Great Lakes women leaders meet in Burundi - Africa Review

Great Lakes women leaders meet in Burundi - Africa Review | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Africa Review Great Lakes women leaders meet in Burundi Africa Review The framework was signed on February 24 by 11 African countries and was the fruit of a concerted effort between the UN, ICGLR, the South African Development Community (SADC) and...

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Pulling Teeth

Pulling Teeth | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
The Philippines sets a new bar for combatting global ivory crime by becoming the first non-African nation to destroy its ivory stock.
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Twitter / twigtops: 96 Elephant are Killed Every ...

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RT @twigtops: 96 Elephant are Killed Every Day in Africa. PlsRT http://t.co/2JWrKp5Pab Want to help more? #Petition http://t.co/cKqaTD8bf2
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Americans stop shooting our lions and leopards!

There's nothing beautiful about a dead animal on a wall, in fact it's disgusting -  there's nothing clever about hiding behind a gun, in fact it's cowardly!  Animals have feelings, just like humans. If it's blood you're after why not volunteer/join an anti-crime unit in your own 'back-yard'? At least you'd be doing something worth while!!!

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$2,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction in Case of Kitten Thrown From Car - Animal Legal Defense Fund

$2,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction in Case of Kitten Thrown From Car - Animal Legal Defense Fund | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who threw a kitten from a car toward a group of animal rights demonstrators on...
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Damn, shame on whoever did this!

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6 things Dr Livingstone would love about Victoria Falls today | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

6 things Dr Livingstone would love about Victoria Falls today | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Nonostante i suoi 200 anni, ecco come #Livingstone si sarebbe divertito oggi alle #CascateVittoria http://t.co/IxbtxOf7Z2 #Africa
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The water, the falls and the glorious sunsets are still there thank God.. and some wildlife on the Zimbabwe side..

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Tree Troll Sculpture by Kim Beaton

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Paper mache sculpture of Tree Troll by Kim Beaton

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Meticulously Carved Wooden Sculpture of Man and Nature

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A Matter of Time is an incredible wood sculpture by artist Paul Baliker that features a variety of creatures from the animal kingdom. 


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:58 AM

The carved wooden structure is completed with a human presence at the center of the wild frenzy with an outstretched arm holding the world in the palm of his hand. Like many of his other meticulously crafted pieces, A Matter of Time draws a connection between man and nature. The artist says, "A passion for nature has inspired me to create a body of work that is environmental in pith. I endeavor to capture a moment in wood or bronze that expresses potential for a symbiotic relationship with nature."


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Students invent award-winning soap to tackle malaria

Students invent award-winning soap to tackle malaria | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Two students have won a $25,000 prize for their anti-mosquito soap, which they hope can help tackle malaria.
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Hats off to Burkina Faso's Moctar Dembele and Burundi's Gerard Niyondiko!
How clever of these students to have invented such a soap - from many years in the bush and having suffered malaria many times too I know this will be a wonderful deterrent.

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Chindeni Leopard

A wonderful leopard encounter in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia with The Bushcamp Company. (One of the most wonderful wildlife experiences ever…….
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If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be? | ask.fm/nicolestaring

If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be? | ask.fm/nicolestaring | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Nigeria, my used-to-be home <3 (If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be?...
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Photo by kgomotso_neto • Instagram

#throwback #Area3 #fashion #Red #Maboneng #Black #Red #jozimyjozi #johannesburg #joho #africa #southafrica #ModernHippies
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Life in Mali, powering Africa, and where are all the jobs? - The Guardian

Life in Mali, powering Africa, and where are all the jobs? - The Guardian | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
Life in Mali, powering Africa, and where are all the jobs?
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A nine-month occupation compounded long-term insecurity problems and a lack of development in the desert city of Timbuktu in Mali.
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Cement Firms Increase Production In Tanzania

Cement Firms Increase Production In Tanzania | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
RT @VenturesAfrica: Cement Firms Increase Production In Tanzania http://t.co/JrG6DrxYU5 #Africa #Business
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Well this is really poluting that beautiful country! What a shame. I hope the wildlife won't suffer as a consequence!

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CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,30...

CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,30... | Game Guides in Africa.. | Scoop.it
PARAMILITARY-STYLE TACTICS PROTECTS CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://ow.ly/kvOaE WATCH CNN: VIDEO REPORT: WHAT WE CAN...
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