One of our favorite organizations in wildlife conservation is the Ewaso Lions Project in the Samburu region of northern Kenya. Shivani Bhalla has led the effort to understand and protect the lions of the region through effective engagement with the local communities. Wildlife conservation has to go hand-in-hand with fulfilling the needs of the local […]

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Tom on June 28th, 2014

We’ve just learned of the passing of one of Africa’s most forward thinking conservationists – Delia Craig. Along with her husband, David, and her sons, Ian and Will, Delia converted their family ranch – then known as Lewa Downs – into today’s Lewa Conservancy. It started with the creation of the Ngare Sergoi sanctuary for […]

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One of the more troubling developments in East African wildlife conservation has been the threat of oil exploration within the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Virunga National Park – one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Permission to conduct seismic testing within the park’s boundaries had been granted to the British oil company, Soco, by […]

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Tortilis Camp sits in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro at the edge of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. When the Mountain decides to cooperate, you wake up and look out at the shining top of “Kili.” However, don’t be surprised if, as our guide, David Kariithi, used to say, the Mountain is shy today and will […]

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Tom on April 10th, 2014

A few days ago, Jane Goodall celebrated her 80th birthday. Few people in conservation have been as effective in bringing the importance of wildlife conservation in Africa to the forefront as Dr. Goodall. She gained the world’s attention with her pioneering studies of chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe Reserve. Tanzania’s The New Times recently posted an […]

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Tom on April 7th, 2014

Yesterday, April 6, marked the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the genocide in Rwanda. The horrible facts of what happened are well documented and, if you wish to learn more, I highly recommend Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire’s book, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. Rather than dwell on the history […]

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