NAIROBI (March 14, 2019) – JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, is to join The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative raising much-needed funds to support wildlife conservation across the globe according to a new UNDP press release . The Lion’s Share is an ambitious initiative, led by the United Nations Development Programme […]

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18th February The jeep stops with a jerk amid a flurry of excited whispers. Fingers point and hands scramble for cameras. I follow the gestures and there it is. Stretched languorously across the undergrowth, the shade of the leaves above dappling its coat and hiding it from casual glances, lies a leopard. It is barely […]

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Haiti Libre reports that 69 Haitian illegal immigrants were arrested this month by the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park, a protected area in the Dominican Republic, to illegally produce coal for the Haitian market. 90 other Haitian nationals have been jailed in the last two months for […]

via Haitians arrested for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park — Repeating Islands

The Government of the Dominican Republic recently launched the Plan to Recover and Preserve Los Haitises National Park (northeast), and issued several measures, including a three-year deadline to completely eradicate all human activity within the protected area, home to Hispaniola’s only rainforest. Environment minister Bautista Rojas, who also heads the Special Commission which designed the plan to […]

via Dominican Government Unveils Plan to Protect Hispaniola’s Only Rainforest — Repeating Islands

 

Elephants are one of the most majestic creatures walking the Earth. Despite being around 3m (9 feet 107⁄64 inches) tall and African elephants weighing about 6000kg (13,227 pounds) on average, they are gentle giants, known for their intelligence, empathy and strong family bonds. Unfortunately, there are murderous assholes in the world that don’t respect life […]

via Last Photos Of The Legendary Elephant Queen Before Her Death — LustWithoutYou

Dispholidus typus The highly venomous but rather shy Boomslang (Afrikaans for “Treesnake”) occurs in parts of all South Africa’s provinces, occupying fynbos, savanna, thicket and forest habitats. It is also widely distributed over much of the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. The Boomslang is diurnal, arboreal and very agile, hunting by sight for chameleons, lizards, geckos, […]

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In a word: Awe-inspiring. After much anticipation for the gorilla trek, the day finally arrived and exceeded all expectations. Seeing the endangered mountain gorillas was the genesis for this trip to Rwanda and well worthy of being considered a bucket list item. Mountain gorillas only survive in three mountainous areas across Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic […]

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