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1 week ago
Achieving a balance: Animal welfare and conservation

One of the tools used to reduce the risk of extinction is breeding, but breeding a species while ensuring that the conditions necessary for its subsequent release into the wild are maintained is not easy. A delicate balance sheets needed...

1 week ago
Wildlife rangers in DRC park report waning motivation, job satisfaction

The work of rangers is full of important responsibilities which also come with dangers and risks. The wellbeing of wildlife is in their hands. To successfully carry out this difficult job requires great motivation. In places like Congo, where working conditions are particularly challenging for ... See more

A recent survey of wildlife rangers at a national park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found that most aren’t happy with their jobs. Faced with low pay, little chance of advancement, and dangerous confrontations, the rangers of Kahuzi-Biega National Park nevertheless reported that ... See more

1 week ago

Do you want to explain to your students or children why rhinos are on the verge of extinction? Do you want to make them understand how important their presence in nature is and how useless and cruel is the illegal trade in their horns? Do you want to involve them in the conservation of these ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from PAMS Foundation's post

One of the activities conducted by PAMS Foundation in Ruvuma is aerial surveillance. Aerial surveillance is important because it enables us to cover large parts of protected areas in a short time as well as reaching remote parts of the park which can be difficult to access by foot patrols. Also, it ... See more

1 week ago

The difficult fight to become an adult ☺

1 week ago

The desire of all those involved in conservation would be to have the largest possible areas of nature protected including all species within them. Unfortunately, this sometimes feels like an impossible task as protected areas are shrinking more and more. Today, scientific research is concerned ... See more

2 weeks ago
How Gorongosa National Park went from civil war battlefield to conservation leader

Mozambique is facing a critical environmental situation. The years of civil war and poaching have contributed to the destruction of forests and savannah habitats and caused many animals to leave. But it seems that the Gorongosa National Park is recovering positively: if this is the case, it would ... See more

Though decimated by Mozambique’s brutal civil war, the Gorongosa National Park is now an international leader in conservation, biodiversity and ecotourism. Heather Richardson examines its revival

2 weeks ago

"We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with ... See more

2 weeks ago
Body-painting protects against bloodsucking insects

When it comes to pesky insects...Do the zebras have it right? A study by a Swedish university shows that black and white stripes are a useful protection against insect bites. When the animal world has a lot to teach us…

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a ... See more

2 weeks ago
Threatened species, explained

Threatened species—We talk about them daily and tireless work to mitigate the threats that could lead to their extinction. But do we know exactly what 'threatened species' means and how that notion came about? An interesting in-depth look from National Geographic provides some historical ... See more

The term "threatened" is broader than you might think. Discover the origins and meaning of threatened species.

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