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Matthew Wilkinson
Works at www.safaritalk.net (Founded, fund and run it from home without financial recompense or kick backs from the Safari industry)
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Good to see the below news, +Google, however when grass roots have already been testing and using such technology, for instance, SPOTS South Africa's use of radio controlled drones and helicopters with heat seeking ability etc, what more testing is needed? If I had serious money I would certainly direct it to grass roots organisations conducting field work now, where such sums would really assist them in their work. Perhaps you could look at funding for grass roots initiatives too? 

Last year I recall asking for help with anti poaching measures in Africa against rhino poaching, but never received any feedback. 

Maybe it's time to dip my feet back into the +Google+ waters and bring some front line people to your attention.

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Matt - Rhino UAV is working as the international anti poaching foundations UAV developer - we recently had a progressive workshop in which various representatives from the commercial UAV world were around the table. We are busy preparing our public release and are totally keen to hear where WWF will be investing this money - this is great news to the few in the arena and I certainly hope it gets used appropriately . 
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Here's my article in the New York Times about the rhino poaching crisis. Please do feel free to let me know what you think.
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This confirms my doubts about legalising the trade as a poaching cure. The real product is rhino horn as a proxy for scarcity. This is about conspicuous consumption, not medicine. Has any serious attempt been made to determine of "domesticated" horn would appeal to these consumers? If the horn is merely a very expensive placebo, legal trade may do little to prevent poaching.
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Safaritalk's exclusive interview with Peter Milton from Spots South Africa in which we discuss the current rhino poaching crisis and possible ways to tackle it. Interesting uses of aerial technology such as the "Octocopter" and Unmaned Aircraft are part of the SPOTS arsenal.

Peter has previously been a part of the Safaritalk Live conservation debates on Google+ something which need to be restarted.

To read the full interview, click on the link below...

http://safaritalk.net/topic/9354-peter-milton-spots-south-africa/
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UK Badger Cull. This is how I'm showing my support for the badgers. What about you?

Beards for badgers Stop the cull...
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For World Rhino Day 2012. Because there are more important things than Kate's boobs.

Rhino image courtesy and copyright Ayesha Cantor. Cleavage courtesy and copyright of a close friend. (Not my wife...)

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ah ah ah that's funny
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Recent Safaritalk articles include this wonderful Photographic essay featuring the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust based in Nairobi National Park. The images focus mainly on the elephants, rhinos and their care givers. Matt
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NY Times article on Nick Brandt's work with the Big Life Foundation translated in Chinese.

+Andrew Revkin has had his recent article on Nick, (which mentions Safaritalk) translated into Chinese by Zan Yhang and it can be accessed in full at the link below. Can I please ask you to share this as widely as possible to reach out to a Chinese audience?

(Original article can be read here - http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/around-one-park-a-fight-to-blunt-the-great-elephant-slaughter/)

Feel free to contact me at any time,

Thank you, 謝謝, Matt.

FTAO +Jade H +Chan Li 
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Safaritalk's free to download desktop calender for October:

http://safaritalk.net/topic/9339-october-download/

Note, download is in high res without the watermark.

Image courtesy and copyright of Safaritalk member Russell Johnson and is available in the following formats. Join www.safaritalk.net (quick free and easy to do) for your chance to enter an image for next month.

4.3 ratio and 16.9 ratio calender desktop pages (PC) File sizes: 1.76 MB / 2.16 MB

4.3 ratio and 16.9 ratio calender desktop pages (Mac) File sizes: 1.77 MB / 2.16 MB

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Fifty Shades of Grey.

A rhino poster using images courtesy and copyright of www.safaritalk.net members who submitted their images at my request here:

http://safaritalk.net/topic/8787-rhino-image-needed-for-an-anti-poaching-poster

Why 50? On average, 50 rhinos are being poached every month in Africa for their horns. So how many in these photographs are still alive? Please do feel free to share.

Can you spot the non African rhino?
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LOL, that's good
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Don't stand too close to the hippo...

This Is Priceless
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Ohhh my!!!!!
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www.safaritalk.net - talking Safaris and African Wildlife Conservation since 2006.
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Founder of www.safaritalk.net - talking Safaris and African Wildlife Conservation since 2006. Now building Safaritalk India too. Social networking for wildlife conservation... 

Have just starting presenting Conservation Live - www.conservationist.tv
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Got my leg stuck in a long drop toilet whilst climbing Kilimanjaro. Almost. I also get to interview great conservationists for Safaritalk: filmmaker Dereck Joubert was my latest victim... I have a big beard, but please don't let that put you off should I drop into your hangout, or you into mine. Oh and Safaritalk is also the name of "our" female black rhino calf at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, so if you are ever out that way, please check up on her for me, thanks.
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