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Somkhanda Game Reserve & Community Compassion

Somkhanda Game Reserve is situated in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, approximately 50 km south of the Swaziland border, north west of Mkuze town. Somkhanda is the product of a successful land claim by the...
10 May 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Saving Wild Dogs from Snares!

In many parts of Africa wire snaring is the preferred method for poaching wild antelope. Tens of thousands of animals lose their lives to snare hunting every year, and unfortunately some species that...
29 Mar 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Life on Somkhanda Game Reserve

Wildlife ACT conservation volunteers might find themselves working on Somkhanda Game Reserve in Zululand. There is much to get excited about if you find your way to Somkhanda. Here are some reasons...
29 Feb 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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How to Actively Support World Pangolin Day 2016

What weird, often not heard of creature has a 40 centimeter (16 inch) long tongue, a body covered in scales made from the same substance as rhino horn (keratin), can voluntarily constrict their ears...
19 Feb 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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I’ll Remember Tembe

Nicole Clark is a student from the University of Canberra in Australia who went to Tembe in 2014 as part of a program through the University. It was a month long program which was integrated into...
03 Feb 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Wildlife Conservation Lessons from India

Indian conservation lessons from a hot and humid land with people a plenty, invisible boundaries and an abundance of wildlife By Dr Simon Morgan India, my father’s birthplace and therefore an...
26 Jan 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Allogrooming Vervet Monkeys

ALLOGROOMING: I’ll groom you if you groom me Many social animals groom each other – an activity known as social, mutual or allogrooming. Allogrooming in primates serves (among other...
21 Jan 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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New Alpha Female Released on Somkhanda

Just in time for Christmas, the new alpha female that was being held in the Somkhanda Game Reserve boma was finally released and has joined the two males and pups from the Somkhanda wild dog pack....
13 Jan 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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