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Why Bees are Important?

Daily we hear about animals whose population numbers are in decline, but did you know that the humble Bees numbers are also in decline and they too are at risk of extinction?

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Celebrating International Leopard Day

International Leopard Day celebrates this elusive, spotted member of the Big Five. While leopards are widespread and versatile in their selection of prey and habitat, their numbers are declining at an alarming rate due to several threats. Several conservation projects are researching, mitigating human-wildlife conflict, and surveying population numbers to protect leopards in their remaining habitat.

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Celebrating International Hyena Day

Hyenas are among the most unmistakable and recognisable animals in the world but are also among the most misunderstood. They are often perceived as dangerous and dirty scavengers. Many people are unaware of their unique characteristics and that they are essential to African ecosystems.

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The Black Mambas continue to Inspire

The Black Mambas are truly inspiring women who have been making a difference in their communities for a long time. They are fearless in their mission to protect endangered rhinos and wildlife, and they do it without the use of firearms. Their efforts have saved countless animals from the deadly traps set by poachers. It’s heartening to know that two of these remarkable women are currently undergoing training with EcoTraining, where they can further develop their skills and make an even greater impact in their daily work.

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Iconic to Africa – The Majestic African Elephants

Africa is home to the largest animals walking the earth-the iconic African elephant. They are easily recognised by their large ears and trunk, used to handle objects and communicate. Once common throughout Africa, our iconic mammals have declined significantly due to threads. As with most wild animals, humans need to prioritise the conservation of the world’s elephants and their habitats.

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Rhino Conservation through Dehorning

Dehorning is an effective strategy used with other methods, such as anti-poaching monitoring and security, to decrease rhino-poaching in southern Africa. Dehorning is only considered a last resort after carefully evaluating what level of security is in place. Otherwise, rhinos are highly likely to be poached, regardless of whether they are dehorned.

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Gap Year Wildlife & Conservation Program

As you immerse yourself in new worlds of breathtaking habitats, learn, discover, and make a difference while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime with our one-of-a-kind wildlife & conservation gap year programs.

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Protecting the Grevy’s Zebra

The vast, shimmering savanna, dotted with weather-beaten anthills, mountains, thorn trees and doum palms swaying on the banks of seasonal riverbeds, makes for a magnificent landscape. However, a battle for survival occurs in this vast expanse of remote, pristine, yet arid terrain in the north of Kenya and isolated pockets of Ethiopia. The Grevy’s zebra is rare and listed as an endangered species on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) red list of threatened species.

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The Rhino Story

The rhino story of South Africa is like a roller coaster ride of emotions. There are ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. But at the crux of it, it’s the story of a species’ resilience and humanity’s ability to work together for great good.

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Conservation vs Preservation by Aayat Irfan

The utilization of words such as ”preservation” and ”conservation” is widely done across eco-tourism industries as well as eco-tourists and environmentalists. However, both of these words can be doubtlessly confused. Both of their definitions highly differ. Although both of the processes focus on protecting the natural environment, the method of conducting each one of them does contrast.

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