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East Africa vs. Southern Africa: How to Choose for your Safari

East Africa vs. Southern Africa: How to Choose for your Safari

Ted Martens January 25, 2014 0

Guest Post by Ted Martens, reprinted with permission from Oh, The Places We’ll Go. By the end of our time in Southern Africa, we thought we were African safari gurus. I mean, what first-time Africa travelers

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11 WWF & Nat Hab Travel Destinations Top the New York Times 2014 Bucket List

11 WWF & Nat Hab Travel Destinations Top the New York Times 2014 Bucket List

Tania Curry January 15, 2014 0

The New York Times published an exclusive list 52 places to visit in 2014.  Here are 11 of the destinations WWF and Nat Hab can take you to in 2014. #1 Cape Town, South

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Printed Guidebooks: Can Frommer’s Be Successful Again?

Printed Guidebooks: Can Frommer’s Be Successful Again?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 3, 2013 25

There’s no doubt that the print publishing world is rapidly changing, and perhaps nowhere is the revolving nature of the industry being played out more visibly than in the travel guidebook genre. Last year,

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Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2013 17

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized nearly six tons of illegal African and Asian elephant ivory. A conservative estimate of this ivory, which was seized at our nation’s ports of entry

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Using Elephants to Pay for Our Wars

Using Elephants to Pay for Our Wars

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 18, 2013 12

On Monday, May 6, 2013, 17 heavily armed poachers entered Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. They then proceeded to a large clearing known as Dzanga Bai, or “village of elephants,” where

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Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Lisa Poppleton October 16, 2012 0

A recent article in the South African newspaper Times Live reported that two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each in prison for killing a rhino and its calf in Kruger National Park.  The

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Bullfrog Father Knows Best

Bullfrog Father Knows Best

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2011 3

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog often reminds us. And that statement is particularly apropos if you’re an African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus). Found mostly in open grasslands and at low elevations

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Rhino poaching reaches all-time high in South Africa

Rhino poaching reaches all-time high in South Africa

Wendy Redal February 15, 2011 1

Despite global efforts to protect the endangered rhinoceros population, WWF has announced that rhino poaching in South Africa is more rampant than ever, doubling annually in the last three years. WWF is engaged in

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