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I've been sitting on the top of Kilimanjaro. Mostly I was sitting because I was completely finished – hiking nearly six kilometres up will do that to you. But the ultimate reason I was there was because my fifteen year old daughter, Emily, couldn't be talked out of it. Don't get me wrong, ...
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Scott Ramsay on mining, wilderness, history in South Africa's oldest protected area #StoriesOfAfricanParks #WorldParksCongress http://goo.gl/GAJRZy
This blog extract has been republished from Scott Ramsay's “Year in the Wild” blog. Scott is a photo journalist who has spent the last year and a half exploring and documenting Southern Africa's most special protected areas. Read all his “stories of African parks”, illustrated with amazing, ...
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Refaunation & Deforestation in Angola's flagship National park. http://blog.mapaproject.org/?p=2801
In the lead-up to the World Parks Congress in Sydney, we are telling (or channeling) stories of African protected areas. Angola has a lot of sad protected area stories to tell, about war, deforestation, defaunation – both human well-being and ecological health have had their fair share of ...
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The magnificent otherworldliness of Madagascar Tsingy de Bemaraha. http://goo.gl/2EhQba #StoriesOfAfricanParks #WorldParksCongress
Continuing our series on Africa's parks posts ahead of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, we are staying with Madagascar this week. What we have been trying to show is that Africa is a big place and not all parks are the same! As mentioned last week Madagascar's wildlife reserves are fragmented ...
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Small protected areas can be important too.  We feature Anja community reserve, in Madagascar http://blog.mapaproject.org/?p=2736 #StoriesOfAfricanParks #WorldParksCongress 
Continuing our series on Africa's parks posts ahead of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, we visit Madagascar this week. What we have been trying to show is that Africa is a big place and not all parks are the same! I have been lucky enough to visit Madagascar and to see many of its national ...
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We celebrate the world's 1000th World heritage site in this week's #photosphere story #StoriesofAfricanParks #WorldParksCongress 
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As part of our blog series on African protected areas, we will bring you at least one new “Photo Sphere” story every week. Photo Spheres are 360º panoramic images (think Street View) that can be shared on Google Maps, or with the Views community. Through theStreet View partner programme, ...
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Experience Google Street View for Gombe National Park #StoriesofAfricanParks #Worldparkscongress #geoforgood
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 AM. In July 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall stepped off the boat in what is now Gombe National Park, Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars and a notepad. She was 26 years old, and was there to observe and record the behavior of chimpanzees in the wild.
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How "One Health" connects people, animals, ecosystems http://goo.gl/oDx2ht  #Bwindi #StoriesOfAfricanParks #WorldParksCongress #Photosphere
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via +Mongabay  WCS-led raids lead to six arrests near Niassa, Mozambique's largest park  http://goo.gl/mMqGRh #WorldParksCongress  #StoriesOfAfricanParks
A joint force of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and government authorities are in the midst of carrying out a series of raids against poachers in Mozambique aimed at halting the illegal killing of elephants in Niassa National Reserve, the country’s largest protected area. Six men, thought to be responsible for killing 39 elephants in 2014, were arrested in an early morning bust in the town of Marrupa, just south of the park.
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Making African conservation more visible and accessible
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The MAPA Project catalogues and maps conservation in Africa. Our vision is to create a platform to track and map the status of conservation in Africa and enable users to explore that underlying data for the benefit of future conservation efforts