Botswana Budget Cuts Imperil Rhino Anti Poaching

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Long known for its topnotch success in protecting its rhino population Botswana’s budget cuts may change all that. Botswana’s world acclaimed anti-poaching success story is being threatened by budget cuts that have forced the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) to curtail patrols of the crack Rhino Squad. The cuts have also created a […]

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Breaking News for Wild Lions in Northern Namibia

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Did you know protecting wild lions in their natural environment is the absolute best way to preserve the species long term? He’s back! Great news for wild lions. After several challenging months addressing the usual permit and funding related matters Walking For Lions is back. When we first met Marnus, a few years ago, he […]

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An interview with the man who reforms elephant poachers in Uganda

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Overlanding is awesome! We meet dedicated and passionate people like Moses, the man who reforms elephant poachers. Moses hiked us all over the place in his small village in Uganda. After meeting reformed poachers and farmers saving rainforest I was blown away. Moses, a former wildlife ranger, has accomplished so much. However, I realized we […]

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Is political corruption at the heart of Africa’s ever growing problems?

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People disappear, get killed for speaking out against political corruption in Africa and nothing changes. Where will it end? Corruption, apathy and cruelty at every turn. One of benefits of being Overlanders is meeting interesting people along the way. Tony is in the agricultural business in Zimbawe. Naturally conversations invariably turn to wildlife conservation. Not […]

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The conclusion of the Land Rover Stuck in Tanzania Saga

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It all began quite suddenly without warning and turned into quite the Land Rover Stuck in Tanzania adventure. The entire stuck in Tanzania saga took 14 days. Yes, it was all of two weeks later that we finally are back on the road south. It all started when driving the back road from Singadi to […]

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Why the praised biodiversity notion is not working in Africa

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This commentary is purely based on what we saw and learned during our months traveling and visiting with people in Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania. Wildlife conservation as a concept has morphed from preserving fauna and flora in natural ecosystems to a biodiversity notion. Phrases like, “sustainable use” and “wildlife management” have made a commodity out […]

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