Moving Towards #ZeroExtinction

    What does species extinction mean to you? How does that phrase make you feel?  Upset?  Ambivalent?  Indifferent?  Furious?  Perhaps motivated? Whatever it is, there is no escaping the fact that we are in the midst of a 6th mass extinction on planet Earth, caused in...

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Up Close And Personal With The White Rhino

Some of our most dedicated supporters joined WPS on an adventure of a lifetime.  In order to test for sterility to encourage rhino births, and to monitor for genetic diversity, our team recently darted all of the white rhinos we work with in South Africa. Southern white rhinos...

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WPS Invited to Join IUCN

We are thrilled to announce that WPS has been admitted as a member of IUCN, the world’s largest global environmental network of like-minded organizations working together to address today’s challenges. Created in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) works in more than 170 countries for a just world that...

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Indonesia: A Day in the Life of a WPS Volunteer

Last March I had the incredible experience of spending three weeks in South Africa, and then a week in Sumatra, a large island in Western Indonesia, with WPS’ Executive Director Eric Schmidt. Eric had been invited to assess the viability of establishing a new rhino research facility on a property...

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Catching Poachers in South Africa

Eric was invited to present at the Forward 2016 Digital Experience Conference sponsored by Four Winds Interactive in Denver, Colorado. Amongst a line up of makers and thinkers sharing best practices and innovative hardware and software implementations, Eric told the story of catching poachers in South Africa using our wpsWatch centralized...

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