Tag Archives | Shannon

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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5 Top Considerations Before Making a Donation


Before making a donation be sure to consider these key factors to assure your money is helping how and where you want it to. Giving is a wonderful thing! It makes us feel good. Makes us feel like we’re doing something to help. When we give strategically our gift also makes a big difference. But […]

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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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Happy Birthday Nikela! Look What’s Happened!

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Five years ago this month Margrit and Russ founded the nonprofit Nikela to help people saving African wildlife. Five Years It’s hard to believe that it has been five years! Six really since that visit to the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary… the one that sparked it all. Well actually it was the years previous […]

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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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Nikela News: Rhino, T-shirts, Interns, Hunters and More

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With all the challenges the rhino poaching, trophy hunting and human-wildlife conflicts bring there is much good that is happening too. Drones We had a bit of a scare regarding the banning of drones (UAVs) recently. After a brief exchange with Peter Milton he assured us that the Air Rangers are meeting regulatory standards. It […]

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