Tag Archives | African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Five Top Ways People Protect Wild Animals in Africa

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For 7 years, Margrit & Russ talked with the people on the ground in Africa and here is what they discovered. “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 back it was […]

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How your donations helped save African wildlife in 2016


Once again we’ve spent most of the year in Africa looking for people who save African wildlife. Thanks to your donations we’ve been able to help many more. 2016 turned out to be a banner year! Many thanks to folks like you who donated to save African wildlife. I’m sitting at the base of Mount […]

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Meet one of wildlife conservation’s rising stars


During our travels we meet some amazing people. Some, like Belinda may be wildlife conservation’s rising stars, bringing the passion needed to save the wild birds and animals of Africa. She has this light in her eyes and a ready humble smile. With grace and confidence she calls the owl to her. Her favorite bird […]

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Why we visit the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary ever year


Eagles, owls, kites, hawks and vultures call the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary their home because they cannot be released due to imprinting or injury. “Stay there and she’ll fly right over your head.” I hold my crouched position with camera poised. The Spotted Eagle Owl flies towards me, glides past without making a sound […]

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What it takes to save a wildlife specie


Wildlife conservationists attempt to save a wildlife specie close to extinction, namely the Bearded Vulture. High up in the rocky crags of the Drakensberg Mountains the last of the majestic Bearded Vultures build their nests. The Bearded Vultures pair for life and lay two eggs. However, only one chick ever survives. The one that hatches […]

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PODCAST Five Things We Can Learn From Small Wildlife Conservationists

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It’s with the small wildlife conservationists where their and maybe our future lies The initial intention of  this story was to highlight the common struggles of small wildlife conservationists. As I wrote I realized the amazing strengths these have developed and what us ordinary folk stand to learn from this dedicated group of people. (Watch […]

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How You Helped People Saving Wildlife in 2015


At first blush it didn’t look like much until I began listing all the ways you helped people saving wildlife. Who’d have guessed six years ago as Russ and I sat enthralled watching Shannon’s birds of prey and sadly learning how their numbers where dwindling that we’d be so caught up in the movement? The […]

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Second Wind: Giving Back, Change of Heart

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Russ takes you on a journey most only dream about and shows you how you too can find your Second Wind Giving Back. So why is this old underground coal mining engineer now in the wilds of Africa helping people save wildlife? The answer is key to our OVERLANDING experience and drive.  It is nice […]

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Do a Few Successes Make Wildlife Conservation Worthwhile?


Frequently facing insurmountable odds do a few success make wildlife conservation worthwhile for rehabbers, breeders and others involved? A successful executive friend once said, “We need only win 51% of the time to make it a majority.” In the world of wildlife conservation, rescue/rehab, and bringing critically endangered species back from the brink of extinction […]

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