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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Poached For One Centimeter Of Rhino Horn

? Kragga Gamma Game Park

    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...

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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...

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Preventing Extinction In The Leuser Ecosystem

? Nomo michael hoefner

    The Leuser Ecosystem . . . a vast expanse of tropical jungle that covers just over 2 million hectares of the island of Sumatra.  It is here where some of the last remaining Sumatran tigers, Sumatran rhinos, Sumatran elephants, orangutans and a plethora of other...

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Black Rhino Release

    Sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by daily challenges: Balancing work and social commitments, coordinating kids’ school drop-offs and pick-ups, and even squeezing in a Starbucks run before you start your day can feel like a juggling act. And then sometimes you hear stories that...

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