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 . . ....

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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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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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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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Discover the Pain and Beauty

WPS’ South African project manager Pierre Blignaut’s account of his recent experience in the bush witnessing the poaching of a rhino. Since this was written, another rhino was shot at the same reserve. This occurred at a location where we were conducting a site survey. Hopefully the...

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