Huge effort relocating elephants to save a mango crop

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To save mango crops adjoining the famous Kruger National Park required relocating elephants who’d broken through a fence. Three bull elephants were saved from being shot and further damage to mango orchards averted after the bulls broke through the fences of a game reserve bordering the Kruger Park, raiding local farms and affecting human infrastructure. […]

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Five Top Ways People Protect Wild Animals in Africa

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Over the past seven years Russ and Margrit Harris with Nikela learned what those on the ground do to protect wild animals in Africa. “Protect wild animals in Africa? No problem. Just have the Wildlife community get together and work things out!” That was my naïve solution as a retiring engineer from the U.S. Looking […]

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First Legal Rhino Horn auction scheduled in South Africa

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With the Department of Environmental Affairs stalling the first legal rhino horn auction actually happening remains to be seen. Update August 30th: On August 20th the DEA did approve the necessary permit. Reportedly the first legal online auction had a less than hoped for response. According to TimesLive, contrary to protocol, Hume stated, “We do not […]

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How lights save lions and livestock in Tanzania

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Human wildlife conflict is on the rise and the folks with the Tanzania Lion Illumination Project have found that lights save lions from being killed by farmers. It was a rainy morning in Karatu, Tanzania. Philipo and I were messaging back and forth to nail down a time and place to meet. Philipo Ormorijei, a […]

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