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Giraffe Trivia: Did you know? #WildlifeWednesday

Giraffe Trivia: Did you know? #WildlifeWednesday | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

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Giraffes are not territorial and very social animals.

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Walking for Lions

Walking for Lions | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Follow Marnus and his team at Walking for Lions as they strive to protect the species
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Villagers fight against poaching of fish

Villagers fight against poaching of fish | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Sakiusa Yavala, a retired teacher from Namarai Village in Ra, squinted his eyes as he tried to make out the silhouette on the horizon. Yes, it seemed to be the same fishing boat he had seen the day before with three other boats. It was anchored alone this time, inside the community fishing grounds, or qoliqoli, and he was certain they were not licensed to fish there....

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10 Essential Skills For Modern Conservationists

10 Essential Skills For Modern Conservationists | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Modern conservation is a complicated issue, drawing on biology, geography, politics and lots more besides....

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Chocolate bunny helps save critically endangered rabbit

Chocolate bunny helps save critically endangered rabbit | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Lindt Easter gold bunnies to benefit the critically endangered riverine rabbit.
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Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

New study paints dire picture of West African lions and outlines conservation needs...

 

Lions once ranged from Senegal to Nigeria, a distance of more than 1,500 miles. The new survey found an estimated total of only 250 adult lions occupying less than one percent of that historic range. The lions form four isolated populations: one in Senegal; two in Nigeria; and a fourth on the borders of Benin, Niger, and Burkina Faso. Only that last population has more than 50 lions....

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Darwin’s ‘strangest animal relative of horse & rhino identified after 180 years

Darwin’s ‘strangest animal relative of horse & rhino identified after 180 years | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
EUROPE: When Charles Darwin visited South America on HMS Beagle in the 1830s, he discovered fossils ...
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Chinese Wildlife Conservationist Pursues Childhood Dream in Africa

It is just before dawn, and Zhuo Qiang is already on the mission: to parol with rangers at Ol Kinyei Conservancy in southwest Kenya. It has been a routine for the 43-year-old Chinese over the past three years.
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Out and About with Silke

Out and About with Silke | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Out and about with Silke and her team at Bambelela, and their rehabilitation of vervet monkeys and other wildlife.
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One woman who knows rehab!

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VIDEO: Numbers, notes do they miss something about elephants mourning?

VIDEO: Numbers, notes do they miss something about elephants mourning? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships.
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A scientist's confession.

There are somethings that are simply emotional and not rational!

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Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together?

Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Indigenous and wildlife conservationists have common goals and common adversaries, but seem to be struggling to find common ground in the fight for sustainable forests.

 

The forest lifestyle of the Baka people of Cameroon helps provide improved habitats for wild animals.

 

When the Baka clear a patch for a camp, the clearing later turns into secondary forest that gorillas prefer, Mike Hurran, Survival International Africa campaigner, told IPS....

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Rare twin elephants are doing well

Rare twin elephants are doing well | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
They may have to take small steps to keep up, but the twin elephants born at Pongola Game Reserve are doing well.
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Introduction to African Animals, Endangered, Threatened

Introduction to African Animals, Endangered, Threatened | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
African animals and birds facts and information about endangered species and others under threat.
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‘Extinct’ African Monkey Discovered In Congo

‘Extinct’ African Monkey Discovered In Congo | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
A rare primate called the Bouvier’s red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus bouvieri) thought to be extinct was recently spotted in the Republic of Congo.
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The Kruger Park Affair - Why I Want to Save African Wildlife

The Kruger Park Affair - Why I Want to Save African Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Tamarin visits the Kruger Park in Africa, falls in love, has her heart broken, but is not defeated.
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Heartbreak, Hope and Harmony: Stories of a Wildlife Ranger

Heartbreak, Hope and Harmony: Stories of a Wildlife Ranger | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
eBook Review. Hold on and take a roller-coaster journey into the heart and life of a wildlife ranger named Peter Milton.
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A Visit With The Rescued Lion Cubs in Their Forever Home

A Visit With The Rescued Lion Cubs in Their Forever Home | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
PHOTOS What a treat to actually see the rescued lion cubs George and Yame knowing we helped a bit to make it possible.
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Weekly update as to what's happening at a very special Primate Center

Weekly update as to what's happening at a very special Primate Center | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Out and about with Silke and her team at Bambelela, following their rehabilitation of vervet monkeys and other wildlife.
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Don't come near my baby! Mum faces down three-tonne rhino

Don't come near my baby! Mum faces down three-tonne rhino | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

When you are taking your baby out into the big wide world for the first time, and a three tonne rhino comes a bit too close, there is only one thing for a tough new mum to do.

 

And so Ramina, the scimitar-horned oryx, faced down the giant Njanu, despite the rhinoceros be 15 times heavier and with quite a formidable horn of his own.

 

The astonishing confrontation happened on the day Ramina took baby daughter Phoenix out in the Longleat Safari Park enclosure for the first time, and Njanu trotted over to check out the new arrival...

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Give to Save a Wildlife Center in Zimbabwe

Give to Save a Wildlife Center in Zimbabwe | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Double your $10 gift and help save a wildlife center in Zimbabwe today. Free to be Wild, Baye Pigors
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Breeding Cheetahs For What Real Purpose?

Breeding Cheetahs For What Real Purpose? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
If not released to the wilds why are we breeding Cheetahs? Gene pool conservation, zoos, canned hunting, entertainment.
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Giraffes under Threat: Populations Down 40 Percent in Just 15 Years

Giraffes under Threat: Populations Down 40 Percent in Just 15 Years | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
One of the world's most iconic and beloved animals is quickly disappearing. Fifteen years ago about 140,000 giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) roamed the plains and forests of ...
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Kids Saving Rhino?

Kids Saving Rhino? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Margie with One More Generation mentors kids saving rhino around the world through 1000000 Foot Prints, World Youth Rhino Summit.
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Empty Vulture Feeding Restaurant in South African Highlands

Empty Vulture Feeding Restaurant in South African Highlands | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
High up in the mountains in the Eastern Free State on an open grassy knoll stands a vulture feeding restaurant.... But where are the vultures?
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Surprising Status of African Wildlife Seventeen Years Later

Surprising Status of African Wildlife Seventeen Years Later | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Margrit and Russ return to a small game reserve after 17 years to assess the status of African Wildlife.
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