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Mar 30, 2011

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Changes in Botswana’s Selinda Spillway create new opportunities for guests…

A message from our friends at Great Plains Conservation: Historic Opening of the Selinda / Zarafa Waterway in Botswana | A channel now links two Great Plains Camps to the Zibidianja Lagoon The Selinda Reserve is situated in the Linyanti Region of Northern Botswana and forms a vital conservation link between the Okavango Delta in the North West and Savuti…
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Go see “The Last Lions” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert!

Feb 21, 2011…Breaking news from the box offices… “The Last Lions” debuts taking $68,344 on four screens! “The Last Lions” are roaring across the country with great reviews!  Congratulations to the filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Click this link and 10 cents goes to The Last Lions:  http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/02/the-last-lions-film-review-five-years-to-save-the-wild-african-population.php Manohla Dargis writes in The New York Times (Feb 18th) film review: “One…
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Feb 15, 2011

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Massive Increase in Mozambique Visa Fees

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The massive increase in visa fees in Mozambique are spreading to other airports throughout the country.  Benguerra Lodge reported recently that at the Vilanculos Airport visa fees have increased to US$95pp with immediate effect.  Previously, visa fees at this airport were US$30. We encourage guests to obtain their entry visa in advance to avoid delays at any airport in Mozambique. If not possible, please…
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Feb 7, 2011

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Northern Serengeti Road Losing Support

Plans for this busy commercial road through the Serengeti National Park have met with strong international opposition from scientists, conservation groups and the public.  Scientists predict this road would cause the collapse of the migration (affecting millions of animals) and the ecosystem dynamics that depend on it.  Thanks to all of you who wrote letters of concern to the government…
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Feb 2, 2011

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Jan 21, 2011

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Namibian Coastline Offically Declared a Protected Area

The entire Namibian coastal area, stretching from the mouth of the Kunene River in the north to the mouth of the Orange River in the south, has been officially declared a conservation area. With the declaration of the Dorob National Park on December 1, the last piece of the puzzle has finally been put in place, thus converting the total…
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Jan 20, 2011

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Madagascar: Discovery of a New Lemur Species

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According to Travel2Madagascar, the lemur was first spotted by Russ Mittermeier in 1995 during an expedition in the northeastern part of Madagascar, but it wasn’t until October 2010 that he could finally return to find this lemur again. “I was surprised to see a fork-marked lemur there, since this animal had not yet been recorded from the region,” he said….
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Nov 18, 2010

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Oct 28, 2010

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DIGNITY by Dana Glucksteindin

The book “Dignity” is a moving collection of photographs by Dana Gluckstein, which honors Indigenous Peoples worldwide and celebrates the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International. Dignity’s impassioned call to action makes it a historic book in support of indigenous peoples. EXPLORE is proud to have given Dana her introduction to the San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari and the Himba…
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Oct 27, 2010

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UPDATE from UNESCO: Proposed Road Through the Northern Serengeti

CLICK HERE to view our Call To Action newsletter regarding the proposed road in Tanzania through the Northern Serengeti. Thanks to those of you that sent letters! The state of conservation of Serengeti National Park was examined at the 34th Session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia, in July 2010, and the Committee expressed its utmost concern about…
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