Tag Archives | endangered species

Zero Wildlife to Thriving Big 5 Game Reserve – Impossible?

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What a great idea! Revitalize and restock old African National Parks often poached to extinction. The challenges are insurmountable but “African Parks” creats Big 5 Game Reserve throughout Africa. Gain the Political Will of Governments. Helping them remember how these parks are their heritage, the beauty of nature, the wonder of wildlife, a boost to their […]

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Tracking African Wildlife – New Perspective

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Unique encounters while tracking African Wildlife for 5 days on foot. Looking down there is a fresh track in the soft sand. I can’t keep the grin off my face, “This is the right front paw of a female Leopard!!” Feeling a bit smug the next thought hits me hard, “BUT WHERE IS SHE NOW?!?!” […]

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African Wild Dog – Spotlight on a Vanishing Species

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A primer on the African wild dog, also called the hunting dog, a rapidly vanishing species in East Africa. Field studies have shown that the wild dog is a highly intelligent and social animal. Like most predators, it plays an important role in eliminating sick and weak animals, thereby helping maintain a natural balance and […]

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What You Might Not Know About Painted Dogs

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They run in packs, hunt strategically as a team and take care of their own, they are the Painted Dogs of Africa. Driving down the road to Hwange Main Camp we spot the sign, “Painted Dog Conservation”. Although it’s getting late we swing around to take a look. It’s an education and research compound and […]

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The Rothschild’s Giraffe is in a Dire Predicament

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The Rothschild’s giraffe is one of the most endangered subspecies, with only a few hundred left in the wild The Rothschild’s giraffe, which resides in Kenya and Uganda, stands a stunning twenty feet in height with a weight of over 2,000 pounds. Fast, agile, and taller than most other giraffes, they are one of the […]

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The Mountain Gorilla: The Latest Casualty of War

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A war is threatening the existence of the Mountain Gorillas in DR Congo.  Is peace the only way to keep these beautiful creatures from extinction? Very rarely does the news about Congo involve its inherent natural beauty.  Congo has the world’s second largest river as well as an incredible rainforest, and is stocked with much […]

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How to Stop Pangolins from Being Hunted for Medicinal Purposes

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Pangolins are hunted for use in ancient Chinese medicine, but there are many natural alternatives, the use of which could protect these unique mammals from extinction Pangolins are hunted for their meat, keratin rich scales, blood, and fetuses. Because they are believed to be a sign of social status and contain many medicinal properties these nocturnal creatures […]

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Why the Little Known Pangolin is so Critical to Our Ecosystem

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The role of Pangolins in the ecosystem, important despite their relative obscurity, reminds us how critical every creature is to maintain ecological balance. Many species have become extinct or been put on the endangered species list due to many different reasons. Some animals haven’t adapted to the changing environment and therefore have gone extinct, but many animals […]

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