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Indianapolis Prize Names Wildlife Conservation Finalists

INDIANAPOLIS – Six of animal conservation’s best have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 29 outstanding nominees, the finalists are Steven C. Amstrup, Ph.D., Markus Borner, Ph.D., Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., Carl Jones, Ph.D., Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D. and Patricia Wright, Ph.D. These heroes of animal conservation were nominated by their peers and chosen for their exceptional achievements on behalf of endangered or at-risk species across the globe.
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For all those who Protect Wildlife

For all those who Protect Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

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Sabine Anderson's curator insight, December 28, 2014 9:23 AM

May 2015 be the year.......... for us to save our Rhinos!!!!

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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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Unexpected Oasis in the Namib Desert

Unexpected Oasis in the Namib Desert | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
PHOTOS of a waste or is it wonder-land in the Kalahari Namib Desert?
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Saving Namibia's Cheetahs - Video

Saving Namibia's Cheetahs - Video | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
“ We travel to southwest Africa to witness an initiative to secure the future of a big cat under threat.”
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Saying Goodbye to a Unique Lanner Falcon Named Chicken

Saying Goodbye to a Unique Lanner Falcon Named Chicken | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Chicken, a Lanner Falcon somewhat of a legend as a high flying ambassador bird at the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, dies.
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Second Wind - Living Our Dream Giving Back in Africa

Second Wind - Living Our Dream Giving Back in Africa | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Who would have thought it possible living our dream giving back in Africa!
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How 3 Villages in Botswana Keep Rhino Safe

How 3 Villages in Botswana Keep Rhino Safe | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
PHOTOS It takes rangers, soldiers, villagers and people like you to keep rhino safe in Africa.
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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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A new recipe for saving rhinos: Mix one 8-year-old, 2 dogs, and lots of chocolate

A new recipe for saving rhinos: Mix one 8-year-old, 2 dogs, and lots of chocolate | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Even two-tonne, spike-horned, armor-skinned rhinos need a helping hand sometimes.

 

Fortunately, they can rely on one committed defender: eight-year-old Alyssa Carter.

 

"When I heard that rhinos were being killed, they were my favorite animals and I wanted to start this," says the elementary school pupil. Her campaign, Alyssa's Save the Rhinos, has raised thousands of dollars to protect her favorite animal -- South Africa's poacher-threatened rhinoceros -- and fund an innovative scheme aimed at tracking the hunters who would do them harm....

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, January 30, 9:32 AM

Way to go Alyssa!

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The Kalahari a Truly Wild Place

The Kalahari a Truly Wild Place | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
PHOTOS Khutse game Reserve in the Kalahari of Botswana is a truly wild place where nature reigns.
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A must experience for most everyone's bucket list!

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The Anatomy of a Vervet Monkey Troop Release

The Anatomy of a Vervet Monkey Troop Release | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
VIDEO and PHOTOS It’s about so much more than putting a few saved monkeys together to have a successful Vervet monkey troop release.
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Last of the Lion Chasers? Scary Implications?

Last of the Lion Chasers? Scary Implications? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
There it is again, a Lion’s roar to the west. In the glow of the morning sun we quickly throw the rest of our gear into the Land Rover.
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Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not

Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Close encounters with Africa’s megafauna is an irresistible magnet for many tourists in Africa, and for some the closer the encounter the greater the thrill. So when a tourism operator offers the chance, for a fee, to ‘walk with lions’…Read more ›
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