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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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Johannesburg Zoo confirms accreditation suspended

Johannesburg Zoo confirms accreditation suspended | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo on Friday confirmed the zoo's accreditation with the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) has been suspended.
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Oasis carved for Wildlife Sanctuary and Ecotourism

Oasis carved for Wildlife Sanctuary and Ecotourism | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
White lion breeders, leopard friendly, 4x4 trails, platinum mines, wildlife sanctuary and ecotourism.
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Weather the determining factor when living in a Landy

Weather the determining factor when living in a Landy | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Sun, rain and wind are very present when living in a Landy to help those saving wildlife.

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Good, Bad and Ugly - wildlife – in pictures

Good, Bad and Ugly - wildlife – in pictures | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
A leopard leaping on impala, a toothy walrus and vultures feasting on carrion are among the pick of this week’s images from the natural world
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Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions while viewing these pics

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Poisoned Tusker Treated in Daring Field Operation, the Eleventh in Two Weeks

Poisoned Tusker Treated in Daring Field Operation, the Eleventh in Two Weeks | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
The remarkable story about a large tusker who was rescued from a slow, poisonous death.
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Heart warming story... thanks everyone for your great work!

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Oh the Places we've stayed during our Africa Wildlife Tour 2014

Oh the Places we've stayed during our Africa Wildlife Tour 2014 | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Back in South Africa for the second time this year I think about the places we’ve stayed during our Africa Wildlife Tour 2014.
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Seeking Digital Volunteers to Search & Protect Namibia's Wildlife with Aerial Imagery

Seeking Digital Volunteers to Search & Protect Namibia's Wildlife with Aerial Imagery | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Patrick Meier is using UAVs, popularly called "drones", to map out archaeological sites and aid humanitarian and environmental efforts....

 

As part of their wildlife protection efforts, rangers at Kuzikus want to know how many animals (and what kinds) are roaming about their wildlife reserve. So Kuzikus partnered with Drone Adventures and EPFL’s Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) and the Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LASIG) to launch the SAVMAP project, which stands for “near real-time ultrahigh-resolution imaging from unmanned aerial vehicles for sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation in semi-arid savanna under regional and global change.” SAVMAP was co-funded by CODEV through LASIG.  

 

Our partners are interested in experimenting with crowdsourcing to make sense of this aerial imagery and raise awareness about wildlife in Namibia.... 

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What you think about using crowdsourcing and  'big data' to help people and save wildlife?

If you like... consider volunteering.

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Full-Time Dentist Captures Stunning Photographs of African Wildlife in His Spare Time

Full-Time Dentist Captures Stunning Photographs of African Wildlife in His Spare Time | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Jaco Marx is a dental surgeon by profession and a photographer and conservationist by passion. Currently living in central South Africa, Marx spends much o
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San Diego Helps Rhino Group Exceed Goal

San Diego Helps Rhino Group Exceed Goal | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

San Diego has helped a rhinoceros conservation group surpass its fundraising goal.

 

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) aimed to raise $500,000 at its annual Bowling for Rhinos events across the country, a goal which it exceeded. More than $217,000 of this came from the San Diego chapter alone, according to a news release from San Diego Zoo Global.

 

The money donated will support rhino sanctuaries in Kenya and Indonesia....

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VIDEO: The Drone War That Is Helping Save the World’s Wildlife

VIDEO: The Drone War That Is Helping Save the World’s Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Robots are catching poachers red-handed and giving biologists a cheap way to keep tabs on endangered animals.
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Nice... just need more of them, along with trained techs.

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Best news yet! This is where technology really comes into its own...

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This is good news!

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World Wildlife Fund Donors Receive Refund After Western Black Rhino Goes Extinct

World Wildlife Fund Donors Receive Refund After Western Black Rhino Goes Extinct | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON—Expressing contrition over the organization’s failure to rescue the species from critical endangerment, the World Wildlife Fund reportedly reimbursed $7 million to approximately 11,000 donors this week following the confirmed extinction of the western black rhinoceros.

 

“We regret to inform you that the WWF was not successful in its efforts to ensure the survival of the western black rhino, and in accordance with our nonprofit’s satisfaction policy, we have attached compensation in the full dollar amount of your charitable assistance,” read the letter mailed to thousands of WWF sponsors, which included a cashier’s check refunding all donations. “We are sorry; you expected and deserved a higher level of preservation from us. We may not have been able to preserve the black rhinoceros, but we hope to preserve your trust.

 

We sincerely hope that this doesn’t affect your readiness to give to the World Wildlife Fund in the future.” The WWF also clarified that it is willing to exchange all magnets or tote bags bearing an image or silhouette of the extinct rhinoceros for another piece of comparable merchandise.

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Schoolkids Write Book to Help Save Rhinos

Schoolkids Write Book to Help Save Rhinos | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
A PTA mom/journalist tells how an Indonesian rhino became the hero of a book by elementary schoolchildren in Brooklyn, New York.
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Star-Studded Animal Lovers

Star-Studded Animal Lovers | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Some celebrities love the limelight, some eschew it at all costs and some channel it toward the greater good. For celebs that choose the latter, their big hearts and big presence help preserve the lives of innocent animals across the globe.
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This Dark Night

This Dark Night | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
This Dark Night - It is 2014 and the world is enduring a very bleak time. I believe that we are at a cross-roads - people (not governments) must
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Rescue of The Luckiest Lion Cubs by CACH

Rescue of The Luckiest Lion Cubs by CACH | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Photo leads to triumphant rescue of luckiest lion cubs thanks to the astute folk with the Campaign Against Canned Hunting.
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Mountain gorilla film wins award

The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Campaign to provide safe passage to Amur Falcons

In a campaign to Welcome, Protect and Provide a Safe Passage to the Amur Falcons in the State, the Forest Department of Nagaland has appealed the public, government officials, village councils, GBs, army and paramilitary, NGOs, students and people from different sectors of the society to provide a safe passage to the migratory birds which are expected to arrive very soon during their migration from Mongolia, Siberia Northern China and Japan. The Amur Falcons are expected to stay on till November 2014....

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Bush School Magic is Changing Hearts for Wildlife

Bush School Magic is Changing Hearts for Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
What impact does DAKTARI have on the local children?

This is the question we asked to the teachers of the different schools we work with. What do they think exactly? Here is the video testimony of the work we do to educate the next generation of South Africa....

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A bit of bush school magic....

Thanks Michele and Ian for the great work you do.

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Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas

Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
KINIGI, Rwanda - For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda. Now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife.Hundreds of ex-poachers have been persuaded to put down their weapons and support efforts to protect endangered mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, where thick jungle hills are shrouded in mist.
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Hat-off to these folks.

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Some good things are happening!

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Cambewarra students take on animal poaching

Cambewarra students take on animal poaching | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Through song, dance, incredible costumes and set designs they told the story of animal poaching in Africa....

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Orphaned Hippo Says Good-Bye to Unlikely Friends as He Heads Back Into the Wild

Orphaned Hippo Says Good-Bye to Unlikely Friends as He Heads Back Into the Wild | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Douglas spent more than a year recovering with the help of two Jack Russell terriers.
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Will African Elephants Continue to Live Like This?

Will African Elephants Continue to Live Like This? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
The largest land mammal today but will the African Elephant be roaming the Savannah tomorrow.
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Rescue: A tale of two lion cubs in Spain

Rescue: A tale of two lion cubs in Spain | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

‘OVER TO YOU’…  A TALE OF TWO LION CUBS in Spain. 


This is the photo that began the rescue – four smiling young men petting a lion cub somewhere in Spain. The photo was published on the well-known Facebook page Volunteers in Africa Beware. From there it was picked up by Linda Park, the CACH representative in Johannesburg. She in turn referred the picture to CJ and Luis Munoz, the CACH representatives in Spain, with a brief comment … OVER TO YOU.

What happened next? Here is the story from CJ and Luis:...

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Amid All The Bad News Of Poaching, Two Great Animal Rescues

Amid All The Bad News Of Poaching, Two Great Animal Rescues | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
A tiny young elephant who was orphaned in Kenya and a baby gorilla trapped in a snare in DRC are both healthy and safe today thanks to two frontline conservation groups.
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How to Save an Orphaned Rhino Calf, Karen Trendler

How to Save an Orphaned Rhino Calf, Karen Trendler | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
A conversation with renowned orphaned rhino calf response and rehab expert Karen Trendler.
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