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CAZ West Project Update Feb 2024

It has been a busy time during the first few months of our latest project in CAZ West, made possible with the support of The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. The focus of this multi-year project is to build resilience in the local communities to...

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A New Project in Maevatanana/Ambato-Boeni, Madagascar

In common with many rural areas in Madagascar the local communities in the Maevatanana/Ambato-Boeni project area are highly dependent on natural resources for both food and income. In wetland areas this includes fishing. However, the range and...

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Early Results for the Demographic Study of Forest Elephants in Batéké Plateau National Park

Our first demographic study of African forest elephants in the Batéké Plateau National Park and its periphery, which has been made possible thanks to the support of the International Elephant Foundation, is recording key observations designed to...

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Valued Collaboration for Positive Conservation Outcomes

Successful conservation projects require a combination of numerous factors, and one of the most important is strong partnerships and effective collaboration. For our team in Madagascar, this is achieved at the project sites by working closely with...

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New Training Programme for Community Rangers Fighting Wildlife Crime in Java

Involving local communities in protecting wildlife and the vulnerable habitats on which they depend is an essential aspect of much of our work.

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Seaview Large-Scale Rescue Mission

Autumn 2021 saw our team partnering with Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, to help transfer a number of animals from Seaview Predator Park, near Port Elizabeth, which recently announced its closure until further notice. The closure...

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Anti-poaching Sting Operation in South Africa

We recently partnered with Hope for Wildlife Helicopter Services and The Wildlife Emergency Fund in providing aerial support for a massive anti-poaching sting operation, in an area adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

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Sanctuary for Black-Footed Cats

We are delighted to be working with the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency to protect and breed black-footed cats at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, for future rewilding and reintroduction in South Africa. These extremely rare predators, classified...

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A New Community-Led Ecosystem-Based Conservation Initiative Begins in CAZ West

We are proud to announce a new collaboration with The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund whose support is making it possible for an important multi-year community-focused project to begin in a section of the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor in eastern...

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Latest news from Sumatra

Working with wild animals, especially when rescued from the illegal pet trade, inevitably involves both good and bad times. Our new project rescuing and rehabilitating siamang gibbons in South Sumatra is no exception.

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