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

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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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Endangered Giraffe Rescued From Poacher's Snare - YouTube

Endangered Giraffe Rescued From Poacher's Snare SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Oc61Hj We upload a new incredible video every weekday. Subscribe to our YouTube chan...
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Second Wind Giving Back, Change of Heart

Second Wind Giving Back, Change of Heart | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Russ takes you on a journey most only dream about and shows you how you too can find your Second Wind, Giving Back.
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How Prince William Came to Love Wildlife

How Prince William Came to Love Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
"I am determined not to let the world's children grow up on a planet where our most iconic and endangered species have been wiped out," William said in a speech Monday
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Voice and Action for Wildlife in Kenya

Voice and Action for Wildlife in Kenya | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Taking a stand because it is his heritage and the right thing to do a young man is voice and action for wildlife in Kenya.
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Double Your Gift Give Vervets a Second Chance

Double Your Gift Give Vervets a Second Chance | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Double your $7 gift in the next 12 days and give Vervets a second chance at being wild.
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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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After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One

After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Every day, ivory poachers tear apart elephant families for their tusks. But for young elephants who are still reliant on their mothers for milk, a mother lost to poaching can mean a death sentence too......
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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, December 23, 2014 4:28 AM

A touching story of an elephant calf rescue... Roi.

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Living in a Landy and Loving it #NikelaAfrica - YouTube

Nikela founders Margrit and Russ Harris live in their Land Rover while traveling in Africa to enjoy the wildlife and meet conservationists. Enjoy their adven...
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Botswana and its birds

Botswana and its birds | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Known for its wildlife don't forget to pay attention to Botswana and its birds.
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Do a few successes make wildlife conservation worthwhile?

Do a few successes make wildlife conservation worthwhile? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Frequently facing insurmountable odds do a few success make wildlife conservation worthwhile for rehabbers, breeders and others involved?
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