Conservation Updates

Conservation camp wows local school children

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Great Plains Conservation offers an educational and immensely enjoyable conservation camp to local schoolchildren every year. This year we hosted two groups of 20 students from Gudigwa village. Most of them are active members of the environmental club at their school and we want them to be ambassadors for the Botswanan wildlife and wilderness. They stay with us for 4 days…

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A lion conservation win at ol Donyo

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In a land of people and livestock, lion conservation is definitely challenging. However, progressive conservation projects are paying dividends and ol Donyo’s lions are returning. There’s no politics like lion politics. The biggest males battle it out for the most productive territories, and the affections of the females within them. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does the world…

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What I wish people knew about Rhinos

Swimming for Rhinos! Geoff Hodgson holds his breath.

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Fundraising for Rhinos Without Borders takes all kinds of effort – walking, running, canoeing and now swimming. “Geoff Hodgson has never swum 15 kilometres before. An engineer by day and an avid athlete in his spare time, Hodgson felt so passionate about rhinos and their mistreatment he couldn’t sit back and do nothing”, writes The Halburton County Echo Read more…

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February News – ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

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February has whistled by and what a jam-packed month it has been! It started with a dramatic rise in temperature and in the first week we were absolutely sweltering. Afternoon siestas were an absolute must and our horse riders were mounting up before the sun had risen to escape the heat! The 7th sticks in our minds not only as…

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Kids Conservation Camp in Year 3 – Botswana

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Koketso S Mookodi, Great Plains Conservation’s Community Liaison Officer recaps the 3rd Annual Kids Conservation Camp held in our Botswana camps in December. Once again this year, Great Plains Conservation hosted its third annual Kids Conservation Camp. To follow tradition, 20 kids from Gudigwa camp were driven from their school in Gudigwa village to Great Plains’ Selinda Explorers Camp on…

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Assisting an injured elephant – Ride Kenya & Big Life Foundation

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On 22nd February, Ride Kenya assisted a vet from the David Sheldrick foundation in darting and treating an elephant with an arrow wound wandering near ol Donyo Lodge and the Ride Kenya stables.                   Ride Kenya managers Paddy and Kim were on hand to track the elephant and follow it incase it ran off after darting…

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Young Explorers Conservation Camp 2013

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GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION OUTREACH TEAM Young Explorers Conservation Camp 2013 In December Great Plains Conservation hosted the Young Explorers Conservation Camp at the, aptly named and new, Selinda Explorers camp on the Selinda Reserve for five nights, 3rd to the 8th December 2012. The aim was to educate and bring awareness to 20 young Conservationists (7 boys and 13 girls)…

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Inspiring conservation with the Maasai Olympics in Kenya

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All too often in the world of conservation, we are peppered with tragic stories. De-horned rhino here, speared lion there, but today we bring to you a conservation story which might just give you great hope for 2013 and beyond. Sure, you might say, “but it’s just a set of games, who cares, what’s that going to do?”. But once…

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