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7 ways to give back to wildlife during this holiday season

Image of four zebras on a plain

During this holiday season, treat your loved ones to gifts that also give back to Africa’s wildlife—or put these items on your own wishlist.

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Supporting wildlife species in the face of climate change

Herd of African elephants, giraffe and marabou stork walking in dry Tsavo landscape

    

Shifting weather patterns have complex impacts on natural systems, many of which are the cornerstone of Africa’s economic developments as it grows rapidly. The continent’s biodiversity is a vital natural resource at stake as overall temperatures rise. With rainfall projected to increase in eastern Africa but significantly reduce in the south, the risk of flash floods and harsh droughts is high.

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Humans are the biggest threat to Africa’s wildlife

Herd of elephants graphic asking where the species is headed

     

The energy, food and financial needs of our species pit us against various flora and fauna in our complex ecosystems. But human encroachment on habitats and migration routes is not the only way we are facing off with wildlife. Humans are also actively wiping out iconic species like the elephant, lion, and rhino by turning them into commodities.

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Communities embrace a unique way of assessing river water quality

Group of community members assessing river quality in Kiolmbero, Tanzania

      

Down the slopes of the Udzungwa Mountains, Alvinus Linus Ngwale and his colleagues are enthusiastically wading through a river. Each wearing gumboots, they look focused as they fish out small aquatic invertebrates from Mchombe River in Kilombero District.

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A legacy of African conservation

Legacy giving for conservation in Africa

    

Recovering from a difficult time in her life, a woman takes a leap of faith and visits Africa—only to find she has finally come home.

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