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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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The Three Rs For Preserving African Wildlife

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If you are like me you probably think preserving African wildlife is as simple as 1,2,3. Well if it were so the status of wild animals and birds would be far different than they are. Mind boggling! Wildlife species are declining at alarming rates! According to the World Wildlife Fund, in the time is takes you […]

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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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Visit Bambelela to Meet Baby Vervet Monkey “Nikela”

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In 2015 close to 30 orphaned baby Vervet monkeys arrived at Bambelela Primate Rescue Center. “Could this orphan be a little ‘Nikela’?” Silke, from Bambelela asked via Facebook in late December 2015. How could we resist? To help defray the cost of rescuing these baby Vervet Monkeys Silke finds Guardian Angels willing to adopt them. […]

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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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