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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Skype and its impact on wildlife conservation

A month or so ago I wrote an article about Skype in the classroom. It’s a global project that incorporates hundreds of thousands of students who take part in a variety of shared experiences such as talking with authors, athletes, … Continue reading

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Kenya’s cheetah controversy rages on and sheds light on wildlife for hire

The 66 page report involving Kenya’s orphaned cheetah cubs was released a couple of weeks ago. It exposes allegations against the Kenya Wildlife Service and several individuals. It brings Kenya’s illegal pet trade to the forefront, and provides damaging information … Continue reading

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Tragic update on the three cheetah cubs

  One cheetah cub died today in Nairobi National Park’s orphanage. An article regarding what is happening is on examiner. The last two cubs need to be released to the Mara Conservancy immediately! Kenya’s wildlife is so precious, so for … Continue reading

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International ramifications of poaching

Poaching: It’s not Kenya’s problem, nor South Africa’s nor every other country where the vile act is occurring. It is everyone’s problem.  A worldwide issue. Therefore, this morning the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing labeled: Ivory and … Continue reading

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Cheetah cub update: courtesy of Kenya Wildlife Service they now are in an orphanage

The Kenya Wildlife Service has relocated the three cheetah cubs to Nairobi National Park’s orphanage. The latest video portrays the cubs in a cement cell. Even if they are moved within the orphanage is this in their best interest?       Unless … Continue reading

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