Tag Archives | birds of prey

Meet one of wildlife conservation’s rising stars

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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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Spotlight on Raptors – African Birds of Prey

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Raptors or “birds of prey” are crucial to sustaining the ecosystem of Africa.  Learn about these incredible creatures and why we need to protect them! When I hear the term Raptor, the 90’s kid in me immediately thinks of the cunning, vicious, and all around terrifying dinosaurs that spent 2 hours and 7 minutes hunting […]

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Saving Africa’s Birds of Prey One Flight Show at a Time

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Falcons, owls, vultures and other raptors are at risk, however, Shannon a master falconer and Ben a world renowned rehabber make a big difference.     On a beautiful day in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, Chicken swoops through the air, eliciting wondrous reactions from children and adults alike. Chicken (a Lanner Falcon) appears bold and […]

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Nikela Volunteer Jessica Talks about Her Visit with Shannon’s Raptors

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African birds of prey, raptors some endangered some threatened all are welcome, rescued, rehabilitated by falconers and wildlife conservationists Shannon and Ben Hoffman. Nikela Volunteer Jessica Immelman recently visited the Raptor Center with a donation check and to experience Africa’s largest rescue center and sanctuary for the predators of the sky. Let’s journey with Jessica… […]

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Wonderful People Wednesday – Jess makes it happen for rhino

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Nikela Volunteer Jessica Immelman visited Shannon’s Raptor Center, Bearded Vulture program and produced World Rhino Day video “The Rhino’s Song” with Alex Rodel and Warren Freimond. It was in March of this year that Jess and I connected via Twitter. We exchanged a few emails, chatted on Skype and I was delighted by her skills […]

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Nikela News: Leopards, Rhinos, Volunteers and the Bearded Lady

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Protecting endangered species, rhino, primates, bearded vulture via volunteers and folks like Peter, Karin, and Shannon. Money and Wildlife Don’t Mix You ever stepped back to look at what’s really happening to our world and our wildlife? Well, it seems that money is at the heart of the destruction of our habitat and directly related […]

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Nikela Volunteer Visits Raptor Center with Donation Check

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Jessica Immelman hands off donation check from Nikela to Shannon Hoffman at Africa’s largest Bird of Prey Sanctuary to protect the endangered Bearded Vulture. It all began on Twitter. A mutual interest in wildlife set off a conversation and ended up with Jessica delivering a donation check to one of Nikela’s projects. “What an amazing […]

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Another Nikela Volunteer Heads for SA with Donation Check

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Jessica leaving for South Africa mid May will deliver a donation check to Shannon’s bird of prey center near Pietermaritzburg, KZN.   Jess, another Nikela Volunteer is going to South Africa! She will be delivering a donation check to one of our projects, namely Shannon’s bird of prey center. We have 14 days before Jess […]

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Our Wildlife Conservation Approach Revisited

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Wildlife in Africa, leopards, big cats, birds of prey, African birds, primates, baboons and vervet monkeys. It’s been a little over a year ago that Nikela was founded to change the world! I say that tongue in cheek of course.  You know how it is; it’s like falling in love for the first time or […]

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