Wildlife News

Tom LaRock on January 29th, 2015

While Michael is exploring northern Tanzania with a small group of our travelers, I came across an account of one of the rarest wildlife encounters that can occur while on safari in Africa. Londolozi is one of the private reserves west of Kruger National Park. It is one of my favorite destinations in South Africa […]

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Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) grew out of the dedication and perseverance of Ian Craig, who, along with his brother Will, converted their ranch at Lewa Downs into the Lewa Conservancy in the 1990s. NRT’s mission is simply stated: To develop resilient community conservancies that transform lives, secure peace, and conserve natural resources. Today, the […]

Continue reading about Impact On Africa – The Northern Rangelands Trust in northern Kenya

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of conservation organizations in the world, many of which work in Africa. In my opinion, few of them come close to the effectiveness and importance of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project – also known as the Gorilla Doctors. Working in the three countries where mountain gorillas are found – […]

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Tom on August 12th, 2014

While this story is dated 15 November 2013, it just showed up on a search of the BBC website. In summary, a pair of cheetahs had been preying on goats in north-east Kenya. The man who owns the goats decided to do something about it. Along with three other men, he waited until the heat […]

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Tom on August 5th, 2014

Wildlife conservation scientists have developed a method of using spatial planning software to increase the effectiveness of security patrols in the greater Virungas landscape – the home of the mountain gorillas. Their initial analysis showed that only 22% of the area was being effectively patrolled. With scarce resources for enforcement of wildlife laws, this novel […]

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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 […]

Continue reading about A conservation victory for the mountain gorillas of the Virungas!