In a continued effort to preserve and protect the future of our planet, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is providing $15 million in grants to organizations implementing innovative and impactful environmental projects around the globe.
The Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, the largest in the world, provides ideal conditions for wildlife to thrive. It is Africa in microcosm as almost every species of the continent can be found here. Text & photographs by SUDHA MAHALINGAM
After the killing of Cecil the lion last month, wildlife conservation is back in the spotlight. Poaching and illegal trafficking have led to the decline of several species -- including rhinos, tigers and turtles -- and, with Aug. 12 designated World Elephant Day, the Wildlife Conservation Society wants to raise awareness of the plight of elephants. Ivory trafficking and poaching kill 35,000 African elephants each year....
The on-going emergence of Malawi⊃1;s wildlife has just received another great boost with African Parks taking over the management of two more of the country⊃1;s reserves.
African Parks has concluded an agreement with the Government of Malawi to manage and operate Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve for 20 years. The agreement follows an application and evaluation process administered by the Public Private Partnership Commission in which African Parks emerged as the preferred partner to manage the two protected areas....
I think that what destroys me when I look at this image is the depth of despair of the bear who cannot understand his circumstances and will never escape them, and remembering that I saw bears just like this one during my childhood.
Wildlife Margrit's insight:
Like the author says... an absolutely haunting photograph!
Writer and conservation biologist Nika Levikov embarked on the team’s latest field mission led by Davidson, to the arid savannah landscape of northern Kenya to help find Grevy’s zebras and attach GPS collars. This sub-population has never before been formally documented. With GPS, their movements can be tracked and scientists can learn more about this most endangered zebra species.
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