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Hat off to Peter and Team for protecting the last rhinos

Hat off to Peter and Team for protecting the last rhinos | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Time is of the essence! Did you know that every 18 hours a rhino is brutally killed for its horns in South Africa? Countless calves are lost when their mothers die. With only a few thousand of these beasts left...

 

There are nights, Peter tells me, he is haunted by the mournful cry of an orphaned rhino calf.

 

You ever heard the desperate cry of a rhino calf?

 

Neither have I, supposedly it is heart piercing. Peter tells me one particular poaching scene will stay with him forever. Here was this bewildered young rhino calf bellowing mournfully while nudging its dead mother, imploring her to get up. The mother of course had bled to death after the front of her face was laid open when her horn was severed by a machete....

 

“No one single thing can stop the poaching”, says Peter, “It needs a multifaceted strateic approach.” This strategy includes directly protecting the rhino on the ground using sophisticated systems and equipment....

 

Today Peter and his associates have built a model to effectively protect rhino. So why isn’t this being applied throughout South Africa? For several reasons, the government is not yet “interested”, it takes money to launch such a large scale effort, and it takes trained people. Presently Peter and his team work with private reserves, volunteers, and local businesses as resources and time allow....

 

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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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A Day Of Collaboration and Prayer To Save Wildlife

A Day Of Collaboration and Prayer To Save Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Coming together of several different wildlife advocates for a time of prayer and learning at Family Home Ministries all to save wildlife.
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Helping People Saving Wildlife - The Adventure Begins Again

Helping People Saving Wildlife - The Adventure Begins Again | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Nikela is on a mission of helping people saving wildlife in Africa. Margrit and Russ travel in their Land Rover looking for those doing good for wildlife.
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Who Are Africa's Rangers?

Who Are Africa's Rangers? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Blog post featuring Africa's Rangers, the frontline of conservation by Peter Chadwick, African Conservation Photographer
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Amazon Smile: The Perfect Way to Support Your Favorite Charity

Amazon Smile: The Perfect Way to Support Your Favorite Charity | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Without spending a penny you can donate to save lions, primates, pangolin and other African wildlife when you shop with Amazon Smile.
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Was it the Buffalo that injured this Painted Dog?

While watching the herd of buffalo along the river we spot the pack of Painted Wild Dogs. One looks like he is badly injured. What happens is heart warming
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Why did the herd reject this baby elephant?

Generally elephants take care of their own. What happened here with this baby elephant at the waterhole in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe?
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Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday - Pallavi Sharma

Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday - Pallavi Sharma | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Pallavi is truly a wonderful volunteer who freely gives her time, talent and ideas to assist Nikela on a mission to help people saving wildlife.
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Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday - Cassie Sonne

Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday - Cassie Sonne | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Periodically we spotlight a wonderful volunteer making a difference by sharing time and expertise with us.
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The Three Rs For Preserving African Wildlife

The Three Rs For Preserving African Wildlife | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
If you are like me you probably think preserving African wildlife is as simple as 1,2,3. If it were so the status of wild animals and birds woul
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These Breathtaking Photos Of African Wildlife Will Make You Want To Fight To Save Them

These Breathtaking Photos Of African Wildlife Will Make You Want To Fight To Save Them | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Will Burrard Lucas aims to inspire people to celebrate and conserve the natural world through his wildlife photography in Africa.
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Proof Lights Keep Wild Lions Away From Cattle

Proof Lights Keep Wild Lions Away From Cattle | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
No dead livestock equals a happy farmer after a pride of fifteen wild lions are scared off by lights and sirens provided by Walking For Lions.
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A small team in Tanzania is using nothing but lights to save lions and leopards

A small team in Tanzania is using nothing but lights to save lions and leopards | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
The Tanzania Lion Illumination Project says it has a cheap, simple, and scaleable way to reduce human-wildlife conflict.
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I have some questions about Africa asks a seven year old

I have some questions about Africa asks a seven year old | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
A seven year old with questions about Africa interviews Margrit Harris with Nikela. They discuss where donations go and more.
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Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants

Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are imperiled by poaching and habitat loss. Despite global attention to the plight of elephants, their population sizes and trends are uncertain or unknown over much of Africa. 


To conserve this iconic species, conservationists need timely, accurate data on elephant populations. Here, we report the results of the Great Elephant Census (GEC), the first continent-wide, standardized survey of African savannah elephants.  

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Can a Tiered Basic Income Model Provide an Alternative to Sustainable Utilization?

Can a Tiered Basic Income Model Provide an Alternative to Sustainable Utilization? | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
More and more people are questioning the lack of success of the sustainable use of wildlife model. Similarly, many are examining the policies of large conservation bodies which use trade to minimize human-wildlife conflict with the aim to save wildlife and natural environments: http://africageographic.com/blog/sustainable-utilisation-of-wildlife-not-so-sustainable/
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Sir David Attenborough: giraffes are facing 'silent extinction' 

Sir David Attenborough: giraffes are facing 'silent extinction'  | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Giraffes are facing a ‘silent extinction’ with just 90,000 animals still roaming the African plains, far fewer than the endangered African Elephant, a new documentary warns.
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Serval Cat Rescue 911 - Immediate Need For Help

Serval Cat Rescue 911 - Immediate Need For Help | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
This is an emergency. Two Serval Cats need to be moved to Free To Be Wild rescue and rehabilitation center now to assure their survival.
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Unsung Conservation Heroes - Spotlight on Marnus Roodbol

Unsung Conservation Heroes - Spotlight on Marnus Roodbol | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it

Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear khaki!


Marnus Roodbol is a man with a heart that beats for lions; a person who wishes to ensure that these magnificent big cats stay where they belong - in the wild. As a result of his passion for this species,

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Caterpillars, Butterflies, Tape and a Tent

LIttle wildlife comes to call. This time we step into the precarious life cycle of the caterpillar. But what does tape have to do with it? Life living in
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Underwater Monkeys & Nikela's Future

Underwater Monkeys & Nikela's Future | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Nikela's future for saving Wildlife is looking brighter with a Google Ad Grant and Community Boost but underwater monkeys?
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You Can Help Count Wild Lions

How many wild lions are there left? This is the question Marnus with Walking For Lions needs to know to dertermine how effective using lights and sirens ha
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Three Of The Most Endangered Mammals of Africa

Three Of The Most Endangered Mammals of Africa | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Bet you'll be surprised who makes this undesirable list of the most endangered mammals of Africa we were.
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Spotlight on Antelope Species in Africa

Spotlight on Antelope Species in Africa | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
An update on the graceful and unique antelope species native to Africa
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What it takes to save a wildlife specie - Bearded Vulture

What it takes to save a wildlife specie - Bearded Vulture | Wildlife Conservation: People and Stories | Scoop.it
Wildlife conservationists attempt to save a wildlife specie close to extinction, namely the Bearded Vulture an amazingly beautiful raptor.
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Save Baby Vervets One Monkey At A Time - YouTube

A visit to meet baby 'Nikela' Isn't she adorable?

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