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Graphic shows "Vanishing Half-Marathon" text with photo of vanishing rhino in mist.

What do you get when you cross Harry Potter fans with a wildlife conservation non-profit and a charitable cause? “The Vanishing Half-Marathon” by the Potterhead Running Club (PHRC)! The Harry Potter-inspired running program is “dedicated to harnessing the power of fandom to inspire communities of fans to be more physically...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

The annual Running Wild fundraiser is less than a month away, so get your running shoes ready for a fun run and good company! Proceeds will benefit Wildlife Protection Solutions and other wildlife organizations working to conserve threatened animals in Africa. Whether you run fast like a cheetah or slow...

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Reason to Smile this Mother’s Day

Mother lion with growing cubs, Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa

No matter how wild you were as a kid, you were and still are your mother’s pride and joy! This Mother’s Day, give back to Mom with a gift from Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the charitable organization of your choice. By designating...

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Poachers Caught, Wildebeest Freed

A ranger cautiously approaches a wildebeest to remove a snare from its neck

Rangers at Dinokeng Game Reserve in the Gauteng Province of northern South Africa caught two poachers in early April 2019 after spotting the intruders on hidden cameras installed by Wildlife Protection Solutions (WPS). The men were in the process of setting snares to catch animals—either for bush meat or for...

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Getting Local with Running Wild

This June Wildlife Protection Solutions will partner for its fifth year with Running Wild, a Denver-based run and fundraiser in support of endangered species in Africa. Participants of all ages will join in the fun on the 5K and 1-mile routes around north Denver and Regis University, which hosts and...

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Virtual Safaris: Tools for Teaching Conservation

Kids love animal stories, and first grade students at Edison Elementary School in Denver, Colorado are no exception. Last week Wildlife Protection Solutions (WPS) joined with Global Conservation Corps (GCC) to teach the children about wildlife conservation, and the kinds of animals the two organizations help protect in Africa, including...

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Poachers Caught in the Act

It takes a coordinated team to prevent poaching, and on the night of January 21, 2019 at the Sandveld Nature Reserve in Free State, South Africa, such teamwork was successful, both for averting harm to wildlife and catching the intruders. Located on 37,000 hectares of sandy scrub and sweet-thorn savannah,...

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South African Mammals Go Mobile on New Wildlife App

Wildlife Protection Solutions rolled out a mobile wildlife app! The South African Mammals Field Guide is a beautifully illustrated and informative guide for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages to better know the diversity of mammals that roam free in the southernmost, sub-Saharan region of Africa. Lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos...

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State-of-the-art Cameras Capture More Than Wildlife

Watching wildlife got a lot wilder when lions made off with a Wildlife Protection Solutions (WPS) 360-degree GoPro camera at Thornybush Game Reserve, a wildlife reserve adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa. The recovered footage gives immersive, up-close views of savanna grasslands, and of the...

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Midnight Poaching In The Free State

  Midnight in the sprawling high plains of the Free State province of South Africa.   The sounds of nighttime birds, bugs, and other wild creatures surround you. If you listen closely enough, you can just make out a strange sound in the distance . . . something much larger.  WHHOOMPSH....

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