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Africa's Ambitious Experiment To Preserve Threatened Wildlife


Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, elephants, africa, habitat protection, habitat, protection, humans, endangered, AnimalWelfare, wildanimals, wildlife, goodnews, GoodNews, animalrights )

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- 856 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Five nations in southern Africa are joining together to create a huge conservation area that will extend across their borders and expand critical territory for elephants. But can these new protections reverse decades of decline for area wildlife while als



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Betsy Bee (1057)
Monday May 14, 2012, 3:37 pm
Let's cross our fingers on this one.
 

Aimie Foster (4)
Monday May 14, 2012, 3:56 pm
So glad to see this...Education is part of the process also...that consumers understand that a rhino horn does nothing for your sexual prowess, or a hand from a Gorilla possesses no special magic to it...that is all bogus advertising by someone taking advantage of someone who doesn't know any better, and it's propagated throughout generations. These animals were Created before humans were and are all older life forms. It is time we learned to co~exist with Mother Earth and the four~leggeds...we are their stewards.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:41 pm
this is a positive move forward, every step in this direction is a good one!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday May 14, 2012, 8:20 pm
I think the fact that five nations have joined together in this endeavor gives it a better chance of being successful. I hope they can make it work!
 

Fenny D. (3)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:27 am
Finger crossed. I really hope this will work and preserve the mother nature. Also protecting those animal kingdom. Hopefully not only africa, but more countries will join.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:32 am
This is very good news - will it work !!!.
The experiment I would like to see is human population control, Poachers love areas that are protected for wildlife - it is easier for them to find and kill it.
 

s M. (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:41 am
This is a positive collective idea, thanks to those involved. They may need help and co-operation from all the world's nations - particularly education to those Asian countries that think animals are medicine and ornaments.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:28 am
noted, hope work as plan
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 5:52 am
Finger crossed, hope it will work.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 5:56 am
All the BEST ...
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:22 am
Good. Thanks.
 

Valentina R. (4)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:32 am
Please Africa, respect and protect your animals.
 

C P. (96)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 10:34 am
Excellent, and very good news that these different nations are all working together to protect and help the animals live as nature intended.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 10:35 am
When are they finally going to realised that what they are doing is not working? The only thing that they did not try is the only thing that will stop poaching which is poach everybody that is involved in poaching! If it is not done soon every animal on Earth will be gone forever! It is a miracle that there are some alive left especially the species that are poached more!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 10:40 am
Thank you. I hope this results in positive gains for the animals. Whoever called this plan "another grandiose scheme foisted on Africa"?
 

Nimue P. (243)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 5:44 pm
I pray it works.
 

Luna Lockwood (5)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:22 pm
Jean-Jacques Rousseau put it best when he said, "You are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."
 
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