If we lose the wildlife, we lose the wildlife-based tourism and the jobs that goes with it. Key... but, on a crowded planet of over 7 billion people we need viable land use options that support wildlife, and wildlife-based tourism is a critical part of the mix. And, it must be responsibly managed and operators must engage with staff, customers and, most importantly, local people. J. Scanlon...
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If we lose the wildlife we lose the wildlifebased tourism and the

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife

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Patti Makgwa
Millie Wilson
June 21st is celebrated as Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere, but HERE, we celebrated the majestic giraffe on World Giraffe Day! and how fitting that we are able to share this wonderful sight on the Chobe Riverfront (Botswana)
June 21st is celebrated as Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere but
Sally Ann Goodman
Lori Robinson
Rose Wittstock
"Empowering Future Leaders Today, for a Healthier World Tomorrow!"

Last week, we hit the pavement (literally) on a campaign to promote environmental practices across Chobe District, the Walk for Eco-Literacy, was organized by Dūcere Foundation and Elephants Without Borders in partnership with Chobe Regional Educational offices, under the Ministry of Basic Education. We are very proud that the...
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"Empowering Future Leaders Today for a Healthier World Tomorrow"
Elephants Without Borders
Kristi Wunderlich
Thato Tsheko
Ten more poisoned in Hwange.... Yet it’s not just impoverished villagers that are involved in the poisonings.... Mining directors, top police officers and even disgruntled rangers have all been implicated in elephant poisoning. [ Theguardian.com Link ]
Ten more poisoned in Hwange Yet its not just impoverished villagers that

Ten more elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe

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Sarah N Troy
Ann Sullivan
Joyce Gronow
An unusual "rescue" this weekend... an unfortunate young bull stepped into a tire and couldn't get it off! until the EWB "pit crew" helped out.
An unusual rescue this weekend an unfortunate young bull stepped into a
Johan Dippenaar
Emanda Hillier
Monthusi Pilane
"Human beings aside, no species on Earth has a more complex society than that of elephants."
EWB has been mapping and monitoring the movements and populations of elephants in southern Africa for over 15 years, witnessing elephants their adaptive behaviour to ever increasing human developments, competition for lands and high risks they must face.
Human beings aside no species on Earth has a more complex society

Conserve elephants. They hold a scientific mirror up to humans

economist.com
Loulou Almeyda
Jane Bronner
Jean Eves
Can it be true? Hong Kong following suit of China's ban!? [ Dailymail.co.uk Link ]
Can it be true Hong Kong following suit of China's ban

Hong Kong launches ivory ban bill

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Sarah N Troy
Christiaan Spaanenburg
Andrew Martinez
We are always very grateful for the kind generosity of supporters to our projects, so we'd like to give a Trumpet Salute of Thanks to the budding conservationists of the 1st grade class of Ms. Callan of the Renaissance Charter school in Queens, New York who decided to do something to help the plight of elephants! They made posters, a bulletin board of elephant artwork and decorated a tissue...
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We are always very grateful for the kind generosity of supporters to
Winnie Lisowski
Last week, we were pleased to partake in the 6th National Fire Management Conference, held in Kasane, where EWB Prog. Manager, Kelly Landen, presented a gift to the children of Botswana: a children's book "Tlou le Molelo oa naga mo Aforika" (the African Bush Fire and the Elephant) given to all the District representatives for distribution to all schools, conservation clubs and libraries in the...
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Last week we were pleased to partake in the 6th National Fire
Yvonne Hathorn Verkaik
Hrh Prince Akiiki Ali
Kachana Kay Tembwe
All great comments and professional insight, which should all be taken together to address human-elephant conflict/co-existence. EWB's rep, Dr. Tempe Adams, adds her voice that communities must be engaged and heard. [ Theguardian.com Link ]
All great comments and professional insight which should all be taken together

How can humans and elephants better coexist?

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Gwen Reuben
Millie Wilson
This magnificent bull dropped in to say hello to the Omogolo Wildlife Trust at the weekend after a 400Km trek. It`s always great to see our collared elephants doing well and enjoying a sundowner at the waterhole.

Photos courtesy of Omogolo Wildlife Trust
This magnificent bull dropped in to say hello to the Omogolo Wildlife
Khumo Phiri
Janie Adams
EWB in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and private landowners have started a new project to help save the endangered Chobe bushbuck. Read about it here in this article in Botswana paper the Mmegi:

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EWB in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and

Mmegi Online :: Saving 'Ngurungu'

mmegi.bw
Lori Robinson
Sara Glendinning
Lori Robinson
Happy World Environment Day!

This years theme 'Connecting People to Nature' is a fitting one as the EWB team sets-off today on the 2017 Eco-walk for Literacy Expedition to spread awareness of positive environmental practices across the Chobe District.

“EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS TODAY for a HEALTHIER WORLD TOMORROW!”
Happy World Environment Day This years theme Connecting People to Nature is

Connecting people to nature | World Environment Day

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Janie Adams
CK Mboroma
Never give up Hope! A new book, Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love, a by Lori Robinson and Janie Chodosh, highlighta notable conservationists and what keeps their drive. Featured in Outside Magazine online, here:
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Never give up Hope A new book Wild Lives Leading Conservationists on
Renaye Rothenberg
Sylvia Medina
Melanie Mitchel
“EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS TODAY for a HEALTHIER WORLD TOMORROW!”
The ECO-WALK for LITERACY is a 240km, 1 week trek from Parakarungu to Pandamatenga, to spread awareness of positive environmental practices across the Chobe District, June 4-9, 2017. The expedition, organized by the Botswana Ministry of Education Regional Educational Offices, the Ducere Foundation, Elephants Without Borders and...
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“EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS TODAY for a HEALTHIER WORLD TOMORROW”

Eco-Walk for Literacy Expedition

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EWB is proud to have been part of the first Summit and even more excited about the potential the next Summit will have, hosted here in Botswana, furthering elephant conservation! [ Independent.co.uk Link ]
EWB is proud to have been part of the first Summit and

Botswana to host the second Giants Club Summit

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Tami Calliope
Sheila Rolfe
Endangered Species Day (May 19th) is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. At EWB, of course, we understand the importance everyday and focus much of our work on endeavors to protect species and biodiversity. But for many of you, here are a few links to guide and remind you...
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Endangered Species Day May 19th is an opportunity for people of all

Here's What to Know on Endangered Species Day

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EWB's community program endeavors to increase public safety and furthering environmental education for communities that co-exist with wildlife. Part of that program is to delineate wildlife pathways used to access resources, in areas that could also be potentially hazardous points for traffic, especially at night when wildlife cross the roads. We are pleased that the village of Kavimba and the...
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EWBs community program endeavors to increase public safety and furthering enviro
Rre Mpuang
Clare Doolan
Mupondo Zazu Main
Wild Lives is a compilation of the personal stories of twenty leading conservationists across the globe. All of them are breaking boundaries, trying new ways of doing things, and challenging the status quo. Wild Lives is devoted to the notion that conservation can, does, and will work. This book is for everyone who has a passion for saving wildlife and wild places. Featuring EWB founder Dr....
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Wild Lives is a compilation of the personal stories of twenty leading

Wild Lives - Saving Wild

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Jill Mckie
Val Basson
Johannes Havoc Molootso
Illegal bushmeat hunting is a global threat to wildlife, but its secretive and unregulated nature undermines efforts to mitigate its impacts on wildlife and wildlife-based industries. A recent study now published in Biological Conservation, whereas the team of researchers investigated the scale of illegal bushmeat hunting in the Okavango Delta, Botswana to assess its potential contribution to...
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Illegal bushmeat hunting is a global threat to wildlife but its secretive
Ingrid Brouwer
Mukund Desai