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Wednesday, October 15
This evening board your international overnight flight to London. (1 night, meals aloft)
JFK - LHR BA116 11:00PM 11:00AM + 1
Thursday, October 16
On arrival in London you may wish to check into a day room at an airport hotel or head to London for a bit of sightseeing before checking in for your international flight to Entebbe, Uganda. (1 night, meals aloft)
LHR-ENT BA63 7:35PM 5:50AM + 1
Not only is the eastern black rhino highly endangered, it is also localized in small populations of Kenya and northern Tanzania. Located primarily in fenced sanctuaries, these small populations hold the future of the species. Sanctuaries aim to have rhinos reproduce safely away from poachers, to increase and ultimately to repopulate other areas.
The giant black sable, a magnificent antelope once feared extinct, has been rediscovered. In August 2002, a group of South African and American scientists set out on an expedition to find the giant sable. They recorded five separate sightings but were unable to take any photographs because the animals fled so quickly.
When the Government of Tanzania turned over the Manyara Ranch in April 2001 to a private land trust that AWF and its many collaborators in Tanzania helped establish, the transfer made conservation history.
The first land trust of its kind in east Africa, the Tanzania Land Conservation Trust (TLCT) is a nonprofit institution that seeks to acquire critical wildlife areas. These lands are then managed to protect the needs of local pastoral communities and to preserve the integrity of the landscape for wildlife conservation.
Sadly, we are once again faced with a poaching-related tragedy. This time, however, we are mourning the loss of two of Kenya Wildlife Service's (KWS) rangers who were killed on May 11, 2003 in a valiant effort to protect the wildlife of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya.