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Reconnecting With Old Friends

  • 02/12/09
  • Valentin

On January 30th, Nancy Thompson Handler contacted me through my previous post. Nancy conducted research here from 1980-1991. She wrote:

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Capturing Leopard #3

  • 02/11/09
  • Nakedi

After the leopard scare, Clement and I waited to see what would happen. Within a few minutes hyenas surrounded the area of the cage and in the meantime we thought they scared the leopard off. After waiting for a while we decided to go back in and re-set the cage.

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Check Out Our New Lion and Grevy's Zebra Blogs

  • 02/10/09
  • Paul
It's a big week for AWF in cyberspace. The AWF Blog Team is growing with two great new bloggers: Bernard Kissui in Tanzania and Paul Muoria in Kenya. Dr. Kissui is heading up our lion conservation and research program in the Maasai Steppe Heartland. I don't think many people realize how much trouble Africa's lions are in -- there are roughly 23,000 left on the continent, down from 100,000 only two decades ago. One big driver of their decline is human-wildlife conflict.

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Baiting Traps - Who's the Bait...?

  • 02/10/09
  • Nakedi

So I started baiting the cages on Tuesday January 27rd. With the loss of the research leopard due to a porcupine incident, I needed to fit another leopard with the tracking collar.

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Introducing the Lions of Tarangire

  • 02/09/09
  • Kissui

The conservation of large carnivores poses a significant challenge worldwide. In Africa, the African lion was once widely distributed across the continent, but populations have dramatically declined and in some areas disappeared due to human population increases, fragmentation of habitat and human-lion conflict has reached extraordinary levels in many ecosystems.

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