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The Elephant Protector: Celebrating Daphne Sheldrick

The Elephant Protector: Celebrating Daphne Sheldrick

Emily Goodheart Kautz April 20, 2018 0

Natural Habitat Adventures celebrates the life of a remarkable woman and champion of elephant conservation, Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who passed away at the age of 83 this month. Daphne created the David Sheldrick Wildlife

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Botswana’s Okavango Delta: The Beating Heart of KAZA

Botswana’s Okavango Delta: The Beating Heart of KAZA

WWF February 28, 2018 0

Our Cessna was 5 minutes north of Maun, Botswana, when the landscape changed dramatically. Gone was the dry savanna scrub that had defined the Kalahari and so much of Botswana. In its place were

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Bad Economics: Pachyderm Poaching and Refuge Reductions

Bad Economics: Pachyderm Poaching and Refuge Reductions

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 8, 2016 0

We are losing animal species at an alarming, unprecedented rate, and our wild places are increasingly coming under attack. If we’re not careful, our planet could soon have far fewer other kinds of beings

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Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2016 1

The woolly mammoth—an animal that went extinct 4,000 years ago—is currently being considered for legal protection under conservation trade rules. “How that can be?” you might well ask. The answer lies in a story that’s entwined with some very

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Video: Watch as Elephants “Check In” at a Lodge in Zambia

Video: Watch as Elephants “Check In” at a Lodge in Zambia

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2016 23

The saying goes you can’t teach old dog new tricks. But what about elephants? When the builders of a five-star lodge in Zambia constructed their hotel over an ancient elephant path, they assumed the

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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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