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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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Wildlife on Candid Camera

Wildlife on Candid Camera

Lisa Poppleton September 12, 2012 0

One of the features on the newly redesigned website of The World Wildlife Fund that I have enjoyed is the camera trap photo galleries from the Amazon, Russia, Nepal, and Ecuador. To obtain data

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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day

Wendy Redal August 12, 2012 0

Elephants have had a bad year, especially in the Central African nation of Cameroon. Earlier in 2012, a band of heavily armed poachers invaded Bouba N’Djida National Park, killing more than 300 elephants for

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A New Refuge for the World’s Rarest Cat

A New Refuge for the World’s Rarest Cat

Lisa Poppleton July 12, 2012 0

Only 30-35 Amur leopards remain in the wild.  Through establishment of a new national park in the Russian Far East, The Land of the Leopard, the World Wildlife Fund and its partners have joined

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WWF Nepal Launches Conservation Drones

WWF Nepal Launches Conservation Drones

Lisa Poppleton June 28, 2012 0

On June 12, 2012, World Wildlife Fund Nepal successfully tested two drones designed to monitor animals and keep a lookout for poachers in Chitwan National Park.  With a two-meter wingspan and a 25-km range, the

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World Wildlife Fund Plays Tag and Ana is IT

World Wildlife Fund Plays Tag and Ana is IT

Lisa Poppleton June 19, 2012 0

Turtle tagging is not a slow version of the classic children’s game, but a satellite tracking program supported by the World Wildlife Fund to better understand the movements of green and black sea turtles

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WWF Provides Life Insurance for Snow Leopards

WWF Provides Life Insurance for Snow Leopards

Lisa Poppleton April 30, 2012 2

It is a conflict as old as the hills: the predation of domestic livestock by a wild animal and subsequent eradication of the predator by the deprived herder.  In this era of endangered species

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The Desire for Tigers: Is It Enough?

The Desire for Tigers: Is It Enough?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 13, 2011 15

“We have the means to save the mightiest cat on Earth, but do we have the will?” asks writer Caroline Alexander in an article titled “A Cry for the Tiger” in the December 2011

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