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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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A funny story about orphaned baby vervet monkey Nikela

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The folks at Bambelela faithfully keep us posted of the progress of NIKELA the baby orphaned vervet monkey. In late 2015 we ‘adopted’ an orphaned baby vervet monkey and named her, Nikela. This is a recent funny story shared with us about her by the folks at Bambelela. Sooo this happened……NIKELA is an orphan female […]

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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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Another two vervet monkey troops ready for freedom


Two vervet monkey troops sponsored by Nikela ready for release thanks to the team at Bambelela. Monty was in bad shape. Losing hair and getting mighty thin. Silke took him out of the Dingaan’s troop enclosure. Over the next weeks things didn’t look good for him. However, with the typical care every monkey at Bambelela […]

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The Adventure Begins Again – Helping People Saving Wildlife

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Nikela is on a mission of helping people saving wildlife in Africa. “Your flight is cancelled!” Said the attendant as we stepped up to the check in counter. Not something you want to hear when this is the only daily flight from the Washington DC Dulles airport to Johannesburg South Africa. After 22 hours, of […]

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Kids Sell Lemonade to Save Baby Monkeys

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Even young kids can get involved in wildlife conservation, this group decided to save baby monkeys. I love pleasant surprises like this in my inbox! Images of children selling lemonade to help save African Wildlife. When I asked the kids which wild animals they’d like to help, after learning about the baby vervet monkeys at […]

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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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Out and About with Silke

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We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week The first task the team took on this week was the ‘greener transitory cage’ project, which involved purchasing and rolling out grass into the monkeys’ enclosures. This provided not only enrichment for the monkeys, but also a source of food, […]

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