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...
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 rangers, this motivation is fundamental. If the working conditions are not satisfactory and commensurate with the difficulties that the commitment requires, the passion risks to fall as well as the efficiency in the protection of animals. This is demonstrated by the latest report from the Khausi-Biega Park... ... 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 th... ... See more
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 animals through beautiful drawings? We have what you need! Wild Nature Institute, together with PAMS is pleased to present the new beautiful poster 'African Rhinos: Conservation Crash!'. You can download it directly from here (24''x36''): https://www.africasgiants.org/rhinoceros.html On the 'Celebrating African Giants? you will find a lot of beautiful and useful tools to explain nature and conservation to your young audience. Use the poster for your activities at school, hang it on the wall of your house, it will be a cheerful way to reflect every day on our ability to change course in the world of conservation! ... See more
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 allows us to monitor areas with dense woodland which are so forested that they cannot be observed, even a few meters away by scouts during foot patrols. The information collected during aerial patrols can be used by foot patrol teams to directly track the areas with malicious activities or any point of interest. Apart from that, aerial patrols can be used to conduct big game censuses to monitor and track the positive impacts of foot patrols and anti-poaching initiatives in the area. It can also help to advise other wildlife conservation stakeholders and pinpoint poaching hotspots. Furthermore, it allows teams to map the protected areas which are helpful for land-use planning that reduces protected area encroachment. ... See more
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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 with defining the minimum areas necessary to ensure the survival of species. In this study, researchers at the University of Göttingen investigate which proportion of forest area would be necessary in order to provide sufficient habitat for rainforest bird species… ... See more
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 be a good example for conservation in Africa... ... 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
"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 extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth" ― Henry Beston ... See more
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 certain.... ... See more
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 information... ... See more
The term "threatened" is broader than you might think. Discover the origins and meaning of threatened species.
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