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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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Poached For One Centimeter Of Rhino Horn

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    There is nothing quite like encountering a white rhino on foot in the South African Highveld. They are, to put it simply, a 5,000 pound conglomeration of enormous size, perfected evolution, pure majesty, and sheer beauty. ¬†You can feel every single hair raise on your body as you...

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Wild Animals In Virtual Reality . . . Up Close And Personal

    What is it like to be face-to-face with a lion? ¬†What about an elephant? ¬†What about a herd of elephants? ¬†A pride of lions? ¬†An implausibility of wildebeest? ¬†Would you be scared? ¬†Thrilled? ¬†Or would you simply revel in the majesty that these wild animals inherently bring out...

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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 large part by...

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Spotted Hyena Release

    It’s not everyday that someone gets to see a pack of hyenas devour a carcass. ¬†Let alone so close, and let alone with a 360 degree camera. But that’s exactly what happened with our partners in the Dinokeng Game Reserve of South Africa. ¬†In this particular instance, these...

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