October 17, 2017
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Over the past weeks with Wild Volunteers I have learned a lot of important tools that can be used for conservation. One of the most beneficial tools is camera traps. The way these devices work is by a sensor that triggers movement and captures an image or video of the moment. There are different types

October 7, 2017
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South Africa is a very diverse country geographically, thus creating fauna and floral diversity. There are nine different biome zones in South Africa each with very specific characteristics. After spending three months with GVI at Karongwe Private Game Reserve, located on Limpopo, travelling to Umkhumbi Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal was very interesting as there was a

October 6, 2017
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We are starting this fundraiser as we have a very limited amount of time to raise a fair bit of money to save 7 Ram impalas (males). We need to raise R8,400 which converts to £500, this may seem like a lot of money but to save these beautiful creatures it is just a small

October 5, 2017
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My first week here has been a steep learning curve.  It has been so different to what I have experienced in my first three months in South Africa at Karongwe Private Game Reserve.  Last week I woke up to a house full of twenty-something people at 4:30am to go out on a research drive, this

October 3, 2017
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By: Victoria (Tori) Gray This week we were introduced to the two stunning Western Barn Owls at the lodge, Fat Owlbert and Muhammad Owli, and the two beautiful Spotted Eagle Owls on the conservancy, Kludd and Igor. Over the last few months since being in South Africa, I’ve come to love and appreciate birds far

August 10, 2017
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By Cyrille Tchesnakoff What picture first comes to mind when you think about wildlife? A typical response: A rhino, standing picturesquely under an acacia, on savanna grassland. To complete the perfect picture, let’s take it one step further. Let’s paint a warm red sun, setting on the African horizon. It is a powerful image, particularly

July 11, 2017
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On our first day as interns, we were introduced to a couple of feathered friends named Doris and Delilah. These orphaned ducklings were handed over to Umkhumbi lodge from the local vets. It is now up to us to raise and rehabilitate them. But, exactly what type of ducks they are remains a mystery. No