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Nikela Volunteer Visits Raptor Center with Donation Check

Nikela Volunteer Visits Raptor Center with Donation Check | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Jessica Immelman handed off donation check from Nikela to Shannon Hoffman at Africa’s largest Bird of Prey Sanctuary to protect the endangered Bearded Vulture.
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Spotlight on Giraffes - Did you know?

Spotlight on Giraffes - Did you know? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Did you know?

Giraffes tend to roam in groups up to 32 individuals.

These groups change often, but usually consist of mothers, calves and young males. As males grow older, they distance themselves from the group.

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Rangers Recover Deadly Snares

Rangers Recover Deadly Snares | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Being a conservation ranger out on patrol is about being observant at all times and being prepared to cover huge distances. Areas covered need to be carefully checked for signs of any poaching activity. Bush meat poaching using snares and/or dogs is a constant threat that destroys countless numbers of animals across protected areas and poachers will often return again and again to favorite areas. A blog post on conservation rangers recovering snares by Peter Chadwick
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Ground-breaking work on forest elephants released

Ground-breaking work on forest elephants released | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Forest elephants live secretive lives in the rainforests of Central Africa. We don’t know much about their lives, and what we do know raises many interesting questions about them. In 2009 we convened a workshop of more than 20 researchers working on forest elephants to share best practice and outline the important research questions for forest elephant conservation. During that workshop, we decided to write a book to collate our knowledge and experience.
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How We Are Sharing Our African Adventures

How We Are Sharing Our African Adventures | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Keeping all these African Adventures to ourselves seems a bit selfish, don't you think?
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PODCAST It Started With a Bird and a $100 Bill - The Nikela Story

PODCAST It Started With a Bird and a $100 Bill - The Nikela Story | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
The Nikela Story, began when our hearts were changed in early 2009 with a bird and a $100 bill. 
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Cheetah and Wild Dog Conservation: An Independent Perspective

Cheetah and Wild Dog Conservation: An Independent Perspective | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
While talking with experts is good, at times ordinary people provide valuable insights into Cheetah and Wild Dog Conservation.
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Why Africa’s Primates are in Jeopardy

Why Africa’s Primates are in Jeopardy | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Primates, once abundant across most of Africa, now among the most endangered of species.
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A Day in the Bush with the Man who Protects Lions

A Day in the Bush with the Man who Protects Lions | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Before we even met we ran a matching challenge campaign to assist the man who protects lions in Botswana with lights, PODCAST.
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9 Women Who Are Saving the Planet

9 Women Who Are Saving the Planet | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
“ Meet the women who are at the forefront of the animal rights and environmental movements, changing the world for the better every single day.”
Via Wildlife Defence
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Cheetahs Unable to Outrun the Danger

Cheetahs Unable to Outrun the Danger | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
As fast as cheetahs are, it is difficult for these big cats to outrun the threats their species faces.
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Video: The Gods Were at Odds When They Created The Cheetah

Video: The Gods Were at Odds When They Created The Cheetah | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Each month we focus on a different threatened or endangered species. The gods were at odds when it came to the planet's fastest creature! #cheetah #LuvWildlife

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First Cecil the lion, now biggest elephant in Africa slain by Western hunter

First Cecil the lion, now biggest elephant in Africa slain by Western hunter | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
The hunter reportedly paid £39,000 for a hunting permit to shoot the bull elephant at a park in Zimbabwe
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Trophy hunting is about ego... not conservation!

In case you still thought otherwise...

#elephant #CeciltheLion 

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Heartbreaking Story of a Pangolin and the Cruelty of Poaching

Heartbreaking Story of a Pangolin and the Cruelty of Poaching | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Lisa at the Tikki Hywood Trust, who rescue Pangolins from poachers, shares a personal story of dealing with the horrific treatment of these unique animals.
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A 'must read' and 'must share' touching story about a #PANGOLIN supposedly THE most endangered animal on the planet. #LuvWildlife

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Look what an Orphaned Baboon Inspired

Come see an unlikely miracle in Zimbabwe. Young Baye Pigors may just have what it takes to pull off creating Bulawayo's first wildlife center. Join us... Tra...
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How You Helped People Saving Wildlife in 2015

How You Helped People Saving Wildlife in 2015 | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
At first blush it didn’t look like much until I began listing all the ways you helped people saving wildlife.
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You can join the Great Backyard Bird Count

You can join the Great Backyard Bird Count | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

You can participate no matter where in the world you are.... visit http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ for information 

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Please consider giving 15 minutes of your time to participate...

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Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help

Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

For the love of animals. Pass it on....

 

Last month, a wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked by poachers. Wounded by poisoned arrows, they trudged across the African landscape to the one place that could help them: the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust...

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Elephants... the more I learn about them the more my respect for this species grows.

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Are Giraffe galloping towards disappearance?

Are Giraffe galloping towards disappearance? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
One of the most graceful creatures, the giraffe has intrigued people for centuries, unfortunately, several subspecies are becoming endangered.
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PODCAST The endangered pangolin is in good hands at the Tikki Hywood Trust

PODCAST The endangered pangolin is in good hands at the Tikki Hywood Trust | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Do you know what the endangered Pangolin is? Did you know that it is the most endangered mammal on the planet? Neither did I, until I met Lisa Hywood.

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Did you know this about #Cheetahs?

Did you know this about #Cheetahs? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

#‎Cheetahs‬ may be able to reach amazing speeds... but I didn't know that these short bursts take everything out of them. So much so that if they do not catch their prey they may well go hungry that day.
‪#‎LuvWildlife‬ Thanks Mikaela for the awesome image

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Who Are The Next Generation of Wildlife Rehabbers?

Who Are The Next Generation of Wildlife Rehabbers? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Seasoned, experienced, skilled and wise are the wildlife rehabbers we meet, and now one who is young and will be around for decades.
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Cheetahs Unable to Outrun the Danger

Cheetahs Unable to Outrun the Danger | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
As fast as cheetahs are, it is difficult for these big cats to outrun the threats their species faces.
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Namibia Desert Wildlife and Culture

Namibia Desert Wildlife and Culture | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Namibia desert Wildlife and Culture continue to be a very pleasant surprise for us.
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PODCAST Why we know so little about Giraffes #NikelaAfrica

PODCAST Why we know so little about Giraffes #NikelaAfrica | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Giraffes are one of the most well known species around the world, yet until Julian Fennessy began researching them we knew next to nothing about them.
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Why the Little Known Pangolin is so Critical to Our Ecosystem

Why the Little Known Pangolin is so Critical to Our Ecosystem | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
The role of pangolins in the ecosystem, important despite its relative obscurity, reminds us how critical every creature is to maintain ecological balance.
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