Rhinos of Africa Battle for Life

White rhino and black rhino are being indiscriminately killed for their horn by poachers linked to global crime syndicates fueling terrorist groups.   “Rhino poaching and illegal horn trade are at their highest levels in twenty years, threatening to reverse years of conservation efforts, particularly in Africa. There is no doubt that the rhino species are […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Vegan Banana Muffins

Meatless Monday Recipe

Another yummy vegetarian recipe compliments of Nikela Volunteer Colleen George just right for an ‘anytime’ snack. These vegan banana muffins are a tasty way to use up overripe bananas. These muffins are easy to make, and can be eaten warm or cool. They are great for a quick snack or vegan breakfast you can eat […]

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Honorary Rangers Regroup After Devastating Loss

Devastated but Regrouping After Wildlife Conservation Research and Education Facility Burns.   The very first group we met, the very first conservation site we visited on our Africa Wildlife Conservation Tour 2014…. Jane tells us the sad, yet encouraging story: As I sit here typing, tears fill my eyes. In the middle of the busy […]

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Wildlife Learning: Teaching without Speaking

Russ has an unexpected wildlife teaching moment in a tiny rural school in the Underberg, South Africa.   Margrit makes a terrific find.  Amongst the plethora of activities, hikes, and excursions on the board, there next to the fireplace is a notice for volunteering at the local Primary School. She is so excited for me […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Hidden Cheese Pizza

Meatless Monday Recipe

Another yummy from scratch vegetarian recipe from Nikela Volunteer Colleen. This pizza may look like it has too much sauce, but really, the cheese and sauce are in ‘perfect proportion’. The cheese and any toppings are put underneath the sauce so that they don’t burn while the pizza is cooking. This pizza is very easy […]

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From Lions to Rhino Africa Wildlife Conservation Tour 2014 Highlights

Humorous highlights as Margrit and Russ Harris Founders of Nikela talk to wildlife conservationists and advocates in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa and Swaziland.   Recently Christin and I had an email exchange. She and her husband, Earth Lovers on Tour, are traveling and assisting throughout Africa. “It takes time to digest everything,” she told me… and […]

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Eight Different Ways People are Saving African Wildlife

Wildlife conservation in South Africa and Swaziland varies greatly as do the approaches by different experts.   “Just save the animals!” Fewer years ago than I care to admit my thinking was that simplistic. I thought wildlife conservation was all about keeping wild animals and birds safe in their natural environment. Well it is, but […]

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