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A Rhino Thermometer

Black rhinos grazing. Photo: Phil Perry Wildlife Photography

There is a rhinometer in the local newspaper. It tracks the number of rhinos killed. It is the kind of thermometer you see when people are fundraising, where you want the red to reach the top, signifying your fundraising target.  Yet with the rhinometer the red symbolizes the blood of rhinos, you pray it does not keep rising. 

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Elephants of Central Africa: Giants in the Dark

Billy the forest elephant scratching on the laundry pole. Photo by Stephanie Schuttler

Nighttime in a Central African forest reveals a suite of completely new, mostly acoustic, experiences from the day.

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Chelsea Clinton Blogs About Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis and Her Visit with AWF

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of Clinton Foundation, with African Wildlife Foundation CEO Patrick Bergin and Lupani Primary School children in August 2013

Earlier this month we shared with you about Chelsea Clinton’s visit to African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF’s) Kazungula Landscape—a critical area that is home to Africa’s largest elephant population.

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The Cute, but Tough, African Hedgehog

African hedgehog. Photo by: Denis Carl

Africa is full of iconic species:  lions, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and more. Look closer to the ground, though, and you may just spot a species not typically associated with African safaris.

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In Order to Be Able to Breathe

Close up of the eye of an Amboseli elephant. Photo by Billy Dodson

One of the most pressing problems in the field of elephant conservation today involves human-elephant conflict and how to mitigate it so that both man and elephant can successfully co-exist.

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