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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Gorongosa National Park is being reforested via coffee and agroforestry

Gorongosa National Park is reforesting itself with the help of shade-grown coffee and other agroforestry crops. Marketed internationally, Gorongosa Coffee and other related ventures employ many local and indigenous people via this regenerative form of agriculture. The park’s plantings are beneficial to wildlife, too: in addition to birds that frequently visit the agroforests, these plots […]

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Community Conservation Workshop Goes Online

The Snow Leopard Trust and its partners have engaged with local communities in key snow leopard habitats of Central Asia for nearly four decades, working toward conservation solutions that benefit both people and wildlife. In his book The PARTNERS Principles for Community-Based Conservation, Snow Leopard Trust’s Executive Director, Dr. Charu Mishra, distills our experiences into a […]

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World Migratory Bird Day: A closer look into the movements of the Egyptian Vulture — Europe’s only long-distance migratory vulture

On this World Migratory Bird Day, we will take a closer look into the migratory journeys of Egyptian Vultures originating from different regions and countries, and of different backgrounds — some are captive-bred, some wild-hatched and others spent their first years in rehabilitation. Egyptian Vulture migration Every year, during the end of summer and start […]

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