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In the Mountains of Ethiopia

Gelada baboons in Ethiopia's Simien Mountains

Shiferaw Asrat began his career as a trekker guide in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains National Park. He is also one of the business partners of Limalimo Lodge, a high-end ecolodge being built in the park with financing from AWF subsidiary African Wildlife Capital. Shiferaw describes the challenges, rewards and early mornings that come with the job.

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Miraculous Rhino Calf Brings Renewed Hope

Thandi and rhino calf Thembi

Some of you may remember Thandi, the courageous rhino who survived a poaching attack back in 2012. That poacher’s machete claimed her horn but not her life.

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Improving South Sudan’s Livelihoods and Ecosystems Through Water Management

Imatong Watershed

More than 30 percent of South Sudanese do not have access to water—and in a country where 80 percent of the workforce is employed in agriculture—water is critical not only for health and hygiene, but also the majority of livelihoods.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pangolin

Pangolin close up

Did you know that today is World Pangolin Day? It’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness about this unique mammal—which is not only the world’s only truly scaly mammal but also, unfortunately, its most trafficked. In honor of World Pangolin Day, here are five facts that you probably didn’t know about this interesting creature.

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Which Came First: The Elephants or the Pants?

The Elephant Pants

What came first, the elephants or the pants? The answer, of course, is "the elephants" and a love of everything revolving around elephants. After all, who can't admire the beauty, power, and intelligence of such majestic creatures?

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