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In Namibia, a Landscape Both Unforgiving and Awe-inspiring

In Namibia, a Landscape Both Unforgiving and Awe-inspiring

Elissa Poma October 21, 2015 Comments Off on In Namibia, a Landscape Both Unforgiving and Awe-inspiring

The people of Namibia possess a hard-to-grasp reverence for their landscape. No matter how little rain falls on the southern African country, or how strongly an unforgiving sun bakes the earth, or how swirly dust devils

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Top Shot: Botswana

Top Shot: Botswana

Elissa Poma August 19, 2015 Comments Off on Top Shot: Botswana

“Most afternoons at the Xigera Camp on the Okavango Delta, the other guests would retreat to their water-view bungalows to escape from the afternoon sun and rest. I took advantage of the quiet to

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Tracking Rhinos in the Namibian Desert: A Diary

Tracking Rhinos in the Namibian Desert: A Diary

Elissa Poma August 5, 2015 Comments Off on Tracking Rhinos in the Namibian Desert: A Diary

While visiting the Damaraland region of Namibia, WWF’s Elissa Poma joined a researcher and trackers from Save the Rhino Trust to go out in search of endangered black rhinos. Below is an excerpt of her journal from that morning.

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Know Before You Go: 10 Snorkeling Tips for an Undersea Odyssey

Know Before You Go: 10 Snorkeling Tips for an Undersea Odyssey

Elissa Poma August 6, 2014 Comments Off on Know Before You Go: 10 Snorkeling Tips for an Undersea Odyssey

Snorkeling gives travelers the best of all worlds: The chance to see brilliant and vibrant seascapes without the expense and special training that scuba diving requires. In fact, many of our snorkeling guides no

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India’s Top 10 Other Incredible Wildlife

India’s Top 10 Other Incredible Wildlife

Elissa Poma May 31, 2014 2

India is known, of course, for its tigers, and no visit to natural areas of the vast Asian nation is complete without time spent in tall grasses searching for the majestic big cat. But

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Ten Wild Facts about the “Big Five”

Ten Wild Facts about the “Big Five”

Elissa Poma April 12, 2014 Comments Off on Ten Wild Facts about the “Big Five”

The term “Big Five” originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo. These five large African mammal species were known to be dangerous and it was considered

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