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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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Breaking News from Walking For Lions

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A chance meeting leads to a warm friendship between Nikela and Walking For Lions. It was totally by accident that Marnus Roodbol with Walking For Lions and I met at the Mugg & Bean in Johannesburg in early 2014. I was impressed by his dedication, enthusiasm and knowledge right away. We simply had to support […]

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Proof Lights Keep Wild Lions Away From Cattle

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No dead livestock equals a happy farmer after a pride of fifteen wild lions are scared off by lights and sirens provided by Walking For Lions. It is well over a year ago (January 2015) when I met Marnus Roodbol, the founder of Walking For Lions. From that first meeting I was sold, not by […]

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Tigers and Bears, and What? No Lions? Oh My!


Ever think what Africa would be with no lions? Not as long as people like Marnus are protecting them in Botswana. Sing with me. “Lions and tigers and bears…Oh my! Lions and tigers and bears…Oh my!” What if I told you in only a few short years from now that we might be singing a […]

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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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PODCAST Oh the People We Meet Part 1 #NikelaAfrica

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Meeting dedicated wildlife conservationists of all types is one of the things we enjoy most as we travel in Africa, podcast. They’re young and not so young. They’re men and they’re women. One thing they have in common is a love for Africa’s iconic wildlife and the dedication to save and protect it. And we […]

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Stop the Killing of Lions, with Something as Simple as a Light

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Retaliatory killing of lions is one of the leading causes of their decline. Lights are a simple solution to preventing these deaths The death of Cecil the lion is just one more devastating reminder of the dangers facing one of the most iconic and majestic creatures in the wild. With the heartbreak of his death though, comes […]

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Walking for Lions to Save Them

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Follow Marnus and his team as they strive to protect the lions For the past few years, Walking for Lions has conducted campaigns in the form of fundraisers, which help to raise global awareness about the dangers lions face, as well as raising money to help combat some of these dangers. Past Campaigns In 2013, […]

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