South African dehorning initiative aims for ‘zero poached’ white rhinos

Conservationists recently dehorned the entire white rhino population of Spioenkop Nature Reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province to decrease poaching incidents. Rhino poaching in South Africa has been steadily declining over the past several years, with dehorning efforts likely playing a part in protecting local populations. However, experts say there are still grave concerns for […]

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WILD ELEMENTS Foundation launches with unprecedented approach to investing in Women Conservation Leaders

WILD ELEMENTS For Immediate Release: April 27, 2021 WILD ELEMENTS Foundation Launches With Unprecedented Approach to Investing in Women Conservation Leaders New Community-Focused Funding Model Disrupts Male-Dominated Philanthropy Dollars. LOS ANGELES, CA (April 27, 2021) – Today, WILD ELEMENTS is launching its mission in action, the WILD ELEMENTS Foundation. The brainchild of social entrepreneur Nikki […]

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Express rescue mission rehabilitates, tags and releases Cinereous Vulture breeding adult in Salamanca (Spain)

Monitoring Cinereous Vultures A GPS transmitter weighs only a few grams, and yet it provides invaluable information that will help inform more accurate conservation actions. With the data provided, we understand the movements, foraging ranges and habits of these birds, which allows us to detect when the vultures are no longer moving and potentially injured. […]

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Population assessment of snow leopards completed in northern India state

Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) and its India partner, Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), have been monitoring snow leopard populations in parts of northern India for many years. However, over the last three years, the foundation completed the first reliable estimate of snow leopards in Himachal Pradesh state. This is part of the “Snow Leopard Population Assessment […]

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Big cat comeback: Jaguars prowl Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands after 70 years

Conservationists recently released three jaguars — a mother and two cubs — into Gran Iberá Park in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province in an attempt to rewild the local ecosystem. Jaguars haven’t been present in the Iberá Wetlands for the past 70 years, after hunting and habitat loss drove them to local extinction. The ultimate goal […]

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A successful Kick-off Meeting of the newly launched LIFE project BalkanDetox LIFE

Even though partners and stakeholders could not meet in person for the BalkanDetox LIFE Kick-off Meeting due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are glad to report that the meeting was a success nonetheless, and received a lot of interest and engagement by multiple relevant stakeholders!  Overview of Kick-off Meeting On Monday, 30 November 2020, the […]

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In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring

Frequent patrols in Uganda’s Kibale National Park are credited with helping reduce the risk of the resident chimpanzees falling victim to the snare traps set by poachers targeting bushmeat. While chimpanzees aren’t typically eaten here as bushmeat, the indiscriminate nature of the traps means they still risk being killed or severely maimed. A booming human […]

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