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WARNING : GRAPHIC PHOTOS – THE INJURIES – not for sensitive viewers #CheetahAttack on 10 YO Boy

This is Aiden’s Story.

Meet Aiden. An active, charming, sensitive, loving, intelligent, diligent, 10 year old boy. He loves being outdoors, playing with one of their numerous pets and playing sport, be it hockey, soccer, rugby, cricket, tennis, swimming or running.

Aiden went on a school trip on Thursday 6th August 2015 to a Captive Cheetah Breeding Centre in Ladysmith, rightly expecting to be kept safe and protected. Whilst on the trip, a cheetah managed to grab hold of Aiden, rip chunks of flesh and skin off of him and puncture him with bites. All this whilst the poor child tried to punch the cheetah to free himself from its grip. The same cheetah had attacked an elderly lady the previous day, who has just been released from ICU, but this was never disclosed until some 4 days after Aiden’s event.

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It is evident from the initial doctor’s report that the tissue (muscle) and skin around the wounds had already become infected and that it was necrotic – that means it was dying.

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FaceBook page is up and Running, Pictures and more, Please Like, share and comment.

http://www.facebook.com/TheSanctuaryZA

After much deliberation and a very long time, we have finally opened up our Facebook Page which will enable other nature lovers and conservationists to share their photos, experiences, post events and more with us.

We would love to see you there.

The sanctuary Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Centre in Ashburton, KZN, SA

The sanctuary Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Centre in Ashburton, KZN, SA

 

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Aloe Festival KZN, Supporting our Wildlife, Environment and Planet

6-7 July 2013 – The Lower Mpushini Valley Conservancy is a sanctuary reminiscent of Wild Africa”. It is set in the beautiful savannah and valley bushveld of the Mkondeni and Mpushini River Valleys, only 10 km SE of PMB. The Mpushini Protected Environment (MPE) was declared in February 2011 bringing 665 hectares under formal conservation as a Biodiversity Stewardship Nature Reserve.

Directions, route map and activities for #AloeFestival on 6-7 July in Ashburton, KZN, #Environment, #Conservation #Wildlife

Directions, route map and activities for #AloeFestival on 6-7 July in Ashburton, KZN, #Environment, #Conservation #Wildlife

 

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Green Times Politicians rise to the green challenge #Conervation #Eco #Green #Environment

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Issue 93: Politicians rise to the green challenge

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Dear readers

One day, when top politicians understand the link between climate change and poverty, our continent will finally join full throttle recovery from this world scourge. This has been my mantra for years. This month some powerful statements were made, which has brought us closer to the new world we are working towards.

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” said US President Barack Obama at GeorgetownUniversity in WashingtonDC, where he laid out a package of measures aimed at curbing climate change, including limits on emissions from power plants. Allow me to respond in one of our newly acknowledged African languages: So ‘n bek kort jam!

Our own Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at the Green Economy National Youth Summit in Cape Town: "Poverty is the most urgent challenge because it is the daily reality of many South Africans. We must therefore move with the necessary speed in dealing with climate change, which invariably exacerbates conditions of poverty for many."

And then Stefan Gsänger at the Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy in Munich: “To break the inertia, we need a robust, global call for 100% renewable energy that creates urgently needed political will among policy makers around the globe.”

At the Greenest Event Dr. Hartnady introduced the concept of “ethics for geologists” – similar to the Hippocratic Oath for doctors. In essence mines need to make “all efforts not to harm the earth” and restore or improve environments to pristine conditions.

Yet in ‘Feeling the Heat: Consequences of rising temperatures for desert birds,’ a bleak picture was painted for the future of the birds of the Kalahari, if climate change continues on its trajectory, said Susie Cunningham, during the University of Cape Town’s ‘Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation Seminar Series’.

So while the Arctic ice is rapidly vanishing, it’s up to every one of us to hold our leaders accountable and become the leader in our own spheres of influence. There is no time to wait for others. With the bad news, we always bring you inspiring examples of our brave new world.

Like 5000 households running on …pooh power. How about bringing such innovation to resolve Khayalitsha’s sewage and energy problems? Wild cheetahs are home in the Free State again, green buildings are arising all over the place and even the Department of Environmental Affairs have taken the lead with a 6 Star Green Building! Another milestone happening next month …our first off green banking branch. It is indeed a time of miracles and wonders.

“We’re going to have to trust something that is deep in us – the instinct for fair play,” said Dr. Ian McCallum, author of Ecological Intelligence. “Without this there would be no personal ethic.” He said we need a social evolution of our species. “Free will is the freedom to say yes and the freedom to say no.”

We have decisions to make, daily. During the next month, what are we going to say no to, and what will get our yes? Enjoy the read, be a green hero and send your news to our welcome new intern, Soninke Combrinck. Thank you to the Universe for lending this enthusiastic bunny to us for 6 months – she has truly brought the sunshine into our office.

Finally our hearts are with Tata Madiba and we pray that he is granted the freedom to fly into the peace which he deserves. His courage and integrity will remain in this country forever, and in the green movement for climate justice.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Participate in State of the Environment Report

Environment ReportObama lays out climate action plan

obama30 months to save the world

melting iceHave a gas without costing the earth

derek hanekomFirst ever renewable energy banking branch coming

saving waterLots on offer at this year’s Sustainability Week

sustainability weekWild cheetahs return to the Free State

wild cheetahsToo hot to handle

Kalahari birdsHelp our planet sustain its 7 billion people

recyclingWaste not want not this Youth Day

Youth DayUsing puppets to teach kids about the ocean

puppet kidsPoor are most disadvantaged by climate change

Deputy President Motlanthe

ENERGY

Kaberuka heads to Tanzania to talk energy with Obama

Biomethane refinery in Germany supplies 5,000 homes

Europe: first 100% Renewable Energy continent?

Greenest Event wants ethics for geologists

Showcase how you are saving energy

Funky new water innovation helps you save

Environmental Affairs Head Office receives 6 stars

Rise the new world in green buildings

Foxglove organic stories Pt 6: Up to our elbows

organic farmingGrow your own food step 5: Who likes who in the zoo?

food gardenSolutions urgently needed for marine debris dilemmas

marine debris

CLOTHING

Clothing that doesn’t cost the earth

hemp clothing

· 7 July: Herbs for Animals Workshop

· 12 – 13 July: Rhino Rescue & Rehab Workshop

· 18 July: Mandela Day

· 21 July: Conscious Gardening Workshop

· 25 July: Intro to Carbon Project course

Click on the event for more information.

TRAINING

New partnership to boost sustainability leadership in Africa

sustainability leadershipGreenwashing: how do we use this concept for good?

green office week

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KZNCA Blog – please join #NZNCA #Conservation #Wildlife #Eco #Green

Dear All

We have set up a temporary website and blog for Conservancies.

To get news items by e-mail follow us and click on the link below and at the bottom of the page on the right where it says "follow blog by e-mail" enter your email address. You will receive an e-mail asking for confirmation. Click on "Confirm Follow". You also have an opportunity to comment on the blogs. The administrators will follow up queries when they can.

http://kzncablog.wordpress.com/

If you would like us to post your news please send us your article, photos, etc, to Alison Young or Mandy Jones mandy.jones

Please forward to all your conservancy members as well.

Best wishes

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New Promises Follow #Elephant Slaughter in #Chad and #Cameroon – Let’s not forget it’s AS bad in #SouthAFrica #RhinoPoaching too

Poachers Poised for More Attacks

Based on sightings from the air and ground, it appears that the Sudanese poachers have broken into small bands of 10 to 15 men and are widely dispersed. However, the specific movements and exact locations of the poachers in and around Chad and Cameroon are unconfirmed, and the accuracy of reports is unclear. Some reports place a gang or gangs of poachers in or near Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park, which was the site of the slaughter of hundreds of elephants in early 2012.

“We’re watching developments closely and are working with our partners in southern Chad, including African Parks Network and others,” Ruggiero says. “The Chadian authorities on the ground are engaged, and we have assurances that our Cameroonian partners are fully informed and will react appropriately.”

Already, Chadian troops are pursuing the poachers and have engaged them. On Monday, President of SOS Elephants Stephanie Vergniault said that “the Chadian Président has deployed a lot of troops to catch the poachers and is very determined to get them before they leave the Chadian territory.” She noted that earlier in the day there had been a violent exchange of gunfire between some poachers and the regular army in Loumobogo (close to the Central African Republic). She also reported that authorities seized 30 tusks and that “Chad has declared a total war to the poachers.”

Chadian anti-poaching troops. Photo taken in December 2012 or January 2013. Photo courtesy of SOS Elephants of Chad.

Chadian anti-poaching troops. Photo taken in December 2012 or January 2013. Photo courtesy of SOS Elephants of Chad.

Lack of financing and need for high-level commitment and coordination for wildlife crime law enforcement were top issues at the CITES COP 16 meeting. But those concerns voiced by the delegates did nothing to help the pregnant elephants massacred days ago in southwestern Chad.

They, and tens of thousands of other elephants, are the victims of a perfect storm of high ivory prices driven by soaring Chinese demand, low risk of ivory traffickers getting caught, low penalties for those who do, and a lack of priority at either local levels or higher political ones to get serious about elephant poaching.

Encouragingly, Chad appears to be actively pursuing the poachers. But the situation in Cameroon and the Central African Republic is less clear, and the bottom line is that the Sudanese poachers are still hunting.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/files/2013/03/Elephants-near-camp-IMG_0793-600x450.jpg

Elephants near the SOS Elephants camp. Photo courtesy of SOS Elephants of Chad.

via New Promises Follow Elephant Slaughter in Chad and Cameroon – News Watch.

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Save our world ~#Warning #Massacre in #Africa #Save the Planet #Elephants #Disturbing #Images #MakesMeSick

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Join us here  Contact us here. Our Work  We work together to make our cause known, to reach out to other groups who share our vision. Whether you’re ready to lend a hand to spread the word or have photos or articles to share, here’s the place to do it.   Please note: We neither seek nor accept financial contributions towards the work that we do.  This is our personal contribution towards saving our planet by changing the minds of those who visit us by informing them about what is happening to the Earth's environment and the destruction of its ecosystems.    Maybe you would like to join in a discussion group of people who are working to save, and heal, our planet from the  destruction that has been caused by human development. If so, please go to the Earth Saviours page.

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You hear them before you see them… rumbling and trumpeting. Dozens of elephants gather near a watering hole in a clearing, mining for vital mineral salts and mud bathing to protect their skin.

But, a few months ago, heavily-armed poachers, driven by the greed of illegal wildlife trade, slaughtered more than 300 elephants in a scene like this in a national park in Cameroon.

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(c) National Geographic – March Massacre

The sad truth is, we lose tens of thousands of elephants a year in Africa to wildlife crime. But, genuine conservation organizations are determined to break the trade chain of illegal ivory that goes from Central Africa to Asia and to reduce the demand for endangered species products in Asia.

And you can play a critical role in the fight to protect wildlife from this grisly trade – your support has never been more important. Please join the campaign to protect wildlife and wild places around the world, either by joining the Save Our Planet Network or by joining legitimate conservation bodies.

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CREDIT :http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/27/new-promises-follow-elephant-slaughter-in-chad-and-cameroon/

On March 14-15, at least 86 elephants were killed in Tikem, near Fianga in the Mayo Kebbi East region of southwestern Chad, close to the Cameroon border. Among the victims were more than 30 pregnant females, many of which aborted their calves when they were shot. The calves were left to die, and reportedly some were shot. It’s too sickening to even comprehend.

The massacre occurred in the closing hours of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) meeting (held in Bangkok from March 3-14), where the topic of elephants was high on the agenda.

The timing was also just weeks after the discovery of 28 elephant carcasses, all stripped of their ivory tusks, in Cameroon’s Nki and Lobeke National Parks and at least 15 carcasses across four separate locations in Central African Republic.

All these incidents followed numerous reports of columns of Sudanese poachers crossing Central African Republic and heading toward Cameroon and Chad.

Both the Chad and Cameroon governments had responded to this advance notice. In December, the Chad government sent soldiers and military aircraft to patrol the region and Cameroon deployed its Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), a special forces military unit. But neither was able to find the poaching gangs and stop them.

“We’ve been aware of the poachers’ presence and movements since last November in the Central African Republic, but given the means at hand, and difficulty of working in this vast, remote landscape, it has been very challenging to fully address the situation,” says Richard Ruggiero, Chief, Branch of Asia and Africa at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Right now, organized criminal networks are systematically emptying our forests to take advantage of high profits and low risks. Make no mistake, wildlife crime is big business with little consequence.

And these are the dedicated people, men and women – who work around the clock under severely dangerous and life-threatening conditions to try and ensure that our wildlife – the earth’s wildlife – are free to roam their home – after all they were here first.   HUGE RESPECT to these and the thousands of others throughout Africa, including my beloved daughter and the Rangers with whom they work who risk their lives daily….

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Image: Cameroonian soldiers on patrol for poachers are pictured on December 15 during a press field trip at Bouba N’Djida National Park

We neither solicit nor accept donations towards our work but your active support can help to shut down the trade as well as protect species and habitats worldwide.

The challenges we face in protecting species like elephants are complex. We’re working with governments, providing moral support to rangers and educating supporters like you about the serious nature of these wildlife crimes. Together, we can ensure a future for even the most vulnerable wildlife. Please consider joining us in our campaign and encouraging your friends and acquaintances to do the same.

There is general consensus that human beings are seriously damaging our planet to the point that all life on Earth is now threatened with extinction through climate change, destruction of habitats, and the pollution of the land, air and waters of our planet.

We are all in this together, whether we like it or not, and we are glad you are visiting our site. This is our on-line meeting place, where we organize our activities, share ideas, and publicize our mission to save our beautiful planet and all its inhabitants from extinction due to global warming and the negative effects of human activities.

Save our world ~ #Save the Planet, Forest elephants in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.

You will also be able to formally join us in our quest and take a pledge to modify your lifestyle to help combat the grave threats that face our planet.

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