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Can a pioneering bonobo rehabilitation project serve as a blueprint for community-driven conservation in Central Africa?

photo Christopher ClarkIn June 2009, Amis des Bonobo, for the first time, released a group of nine captive bonobos from its sanctuary into the protected forests of the DRC's Équateur province. As the dugout canoe cuts its path through the early morning mist that covers the surface of the Lopori River, Victor Likofata recounts the day in August, 2011 when he was mauled and left for dead by a troop of bonobos,…
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by: Christopher Clark – Spring 2018

Can Lions on a Leash Help Save Endangered Big Cats?

A leading tourism operator in Zambia is planning to suspend its “lion walks,” sparking new debate.

Earlier this month, Lion Encounter Zambia announced that it has “agreed” to suspend its “lion walk” activities beginning in November 2015, a move which is being celebrated by wildlife activists in light of growing publicity linking similar activities to unethical lion breeders…
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by: Christopher Clark – March 30, 2015


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