Author Archives: Mary

Happy New Year’s, or is it for Africa’s wildlife?

New Years – a time of renewal, resolutions, hope. I had hoped my New Year’s message would reflect that, but it doesn’t. Since the birth of the New Year the poaching epidemic has blossomed with a vengeance, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Mother rhino poached while giving birth

Yesterday in South Africa a mother rhino was poached while giving birth.  It seems as the year goes by poachers are becoming more and more twisted to the point where the word “human” no longer defines them – not that … Continue reading

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Today is World Wildlife Conservation Day

Today, December 4th, is the first ever World Wildlife Conservation Day as decreed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. To view her statement please click on State Department It’s encouraging to learn that the State Department is becoming more … Continue reading

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AEFF’s film is pivotal for Kenya’s elephants

The weary war rages on bathed in angst and urgency  Statistics reflect a poaching holocaust worse than the 1980s  China’s lust for ivory seems insatiable  Ivory is now funding terrorism Six Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have been killed this year … Continue reading

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Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service just resigned – now what?

Julius Kipng’etich, director of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), resigned yesterday and with his exit many issues go unresolved. He says his departure is in pursuit of personal interests, but is it really? With March elections looming was this cleaning … Continue reading

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