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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.


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


Here is the latest edition of Green Times



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Issue 93: Politicians rise to the green challenge


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.


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


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 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.


New partnership to boost sustainability leadership in Africa

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

green office week


Elma and the team


Stories for a cool earth!

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Elle Durow
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One of our main focuses is on educating people about what is happening and to try to encourage them to alter their lifestyles and attitudes to correct the damage that has already happened.
We also try to persuade people to be more compassionate and to care for all of Nature's creatures from minute microbes to the largest mammals - this includes all humans who are part of the natural world.
We do this by publishing a monthly e-news magazine, Eco Focus, and through the medium of the internet via our websites:
We also publish free e-books which are also available on these websites.
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Posted by on June 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


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.

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


KZNCA Secretary

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The Sanctuary Wildlife Care + Rehabilitation Centre, Snake/Reptile Park at PMB Royal Show

A selection of photographs taken from the annual award-winning stand, set up by Garth and Carol Carpenter, of their snakes and other reptiles, which are on display at the Pietermaritzburg Royal Show in 2013, with the theme being the Chinese Year, and Snakes from around the world. Enjoy!

Click on the images to enlarge and for a description.

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


RHINO WAR NEWS EXPOSE – 3 – Brian Sandberg re Mozambique/KNP Poaching & Top Stories – 26/04 G2

“The KrugerPark Rhino Killing Fields” & the “Mozambique Poaching War Zone”

NB : The Mozambique War Zone also embraces the Ndumo & Tembe Game Reserves in KZN Maputaland & threatens the cross-border Futi Corridor Project linking the two countries !!

The last of the few remaining rhino poached in Mozambique, adjoining the KrugerNational Park

Rhino Poaching Apocalypse 2013 – 250++ at 25/04

South Africa’s Shame


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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


#Press release: How to save the #Elephants of Central #Africa #Congo #Eco #Free #ebooks

Press Conference in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
26 April 2013

African Parks Network (APN)
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Fondation pour le Tri-National de Sangha (FTNS)
Projet d’appui à l’Application de la Loi sur la Faune Sauvage (PALF)
Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN)
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Press Communication – 26 April 2013 – Brazzaville, Republic of Congo – APN, IFAW, FTNS, TRAFFIC, PALF, UICN, WCS, WWF
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (26 April 2013)

The elephants of Central Africa are dying.

A recent study1 shows forest elephant populations in the CongoBasin fell by almost two-thirds – or 62% –
over the past decade as a result of extensive ivory poaching.

Without action, it is likely that the elephant, the largest land mammal on earth, will follow in the footsteps of
the rhinoceroses in Central Africa, which have been hunted to extinction for their horns.

This wildlife crime has a destabilizing effect on the governance of countries in the sub-region. Rampant
poaching and illegal wildlife trade nurtures international criminality and undermines the economic and social
prospects of Central African states. It is in the economic interest of these countries to vigorously combat this

Therefore, we, who represent many of the largest conservation organizations active in the CongoBasin, are
convened here to propose effective solutions to this poaching crisis. The states of the sub-region must
implement these solutions in order to save their elephants, which they themselves have qualified as a
universal natural heritage of humanity.2

To save this natural heritage, it is imperative, and in the shortest time period possible, that the presidents
or the prime ministers of the Central African States lead the fight against wildlife crime by piloting and
overseeing National Coordination Units (NCUs). These units, which will be comprised of experts from the
administrations of the Prime Minister, the Counter-Intelligence, Justice, Wildlife, Police, Customs and
Defense, will share information, coordinate field operations, prosecution, and collaborate with technical

At the supranational level, the heads of these NCUs should coordinate with the countries of the region, on a
case-by-case basis, depending on the information at hand and the urgency of the situation. These units will
share information with their counterparts in the countries that have associated links with wildlife criminality
– including transit countries for illegal wildlife products such as Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Guinea Conakry –
and with specialized international organizations such as INTERPOL.

Finally, the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of these NCUs must be made by the Forestry
Commission of Central Africa on an annual basis and be based on information received by email from the
heads of the NCUs.

In addition, the states of Central Africa must immediately:

1. Signal to poachers and the criminal trafficking networks that the natural heritage of Central Africa
will be defended – The Heads of State in the CongoBasin must promulgate and publicly announce
stringent measures against wildlife crime.

2. Adopt an attitude of "zero tolerance" against corruption – Undue influence, abuse of power and
other forms of corruption relating to trading are the primary obstacles to effective enforcement
against major traffickers of illegal wildlife products in Central Africa.

3. Increase the penalties and strengthen enforcement relating to wildlife crimes, as well as crimes
relating to the sale of arms and large-scale ammunition-based hunting. Earlier this week, Mr. Yury
Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC), called
for wildlife offenses to be punished with imprisonment of four years or more.3 Undocumented
weapons and ammunition seized in flagrante delicto should systematically be destroyed.

4. Focus on the protection and proper management of certain priority protected areas – These areas
should become core areas for the protection of wildlife in the sub-region and be co-managed long
term by specialized non-governmental agencies.

5. Initiate a dialogue with consumer countries – China and Thailand are, respectively, the largest ivory
consumer and the largest center of legal ivory trade in the world. In the long-term, the survival of
the elephants in Central Africa and throughout the world depends on the end of international ivory
demand. Thus, it is essential that the Central Africa States have bilateral dialogues with China and
Thailand, explaining the ecological, economic and security consequences of their demand for ivory.
It is important to note that the Central Africa States have already begun implementing a number of these
recommendations, including through regional institutions.4 It is particularly encouraging to note that some
countries have already started strengthening their wildlife laws, making their first arrests and convictions of
major traffickers, as well as making audits of their ivory stocks and destroying them.

That said, Central Africa is pressed for time, and wildlife criminals are still active throughout the region. We
are here to ask the Central Africa States, the guardians of these elephants, to renew their efforts to save this
natural heritage.

A certain amount of regional coordination is needed. Nevertheless, it is countries of Central Africa who are
capable of saving the elephants. The survival of this natural heritage of elephants depends entirely on the
willingness of the states, their governments and their citizens to take steps to stop wildlife criminality.
We, the conservation organizations, look forward to continuing to work with the Central Africa States to end
large-scale poaching and wildlife crime.

The time for talk is over. Take Action!

1 Devastating Decline of Forest Elephants in Central Africa – PloSOne 4 March 2013.
2 Déclaration sur la Lutte Anti-Braconnage en Afrique Centrale – Réunion d’Urgence des Ministres de la CEEAC le 21-23 mars 2013.
Press Communication – April 26, 2013 – Brazzaville, Republic of Congo –FTNS, TRAFFIC, PALF, UICN, WCS, WWF
3 See

4 See, among others, Plan d’Action sous régional des Pays de l’Espace COMIFAC pour le renforcement de l’Application des
Législations nationales sur la Faune Sauvage, Déclaration finale de la réunion de ministre sur la lutte anti-braconnage en Afrique
Centrale and the Plan d’Extrême Urgence de Lutte Anti Braconnage.

Press Communication – 26 April 2013 – Brazzaville, Republic of Congo – APN, IFAW, FTNS, TRAFFIC, PALF, UICN, WCS, WWF

For more information please contact:
APN Norbert GAMI Community Coordinator
norbertg +242 05 73 37 311
IFAW Anselme NONGAMANI IFAW Coordinator in Congo
nongamani +242 06 65 95 192
FTNS Timothée FOMETE Director, Tri-National de Sangha
fometetim +237 99 93 64 46
PALF Gilles MIAMBANZILA Head of Communications
Hermanndegilles +242 06 68 34 121
TRAFFIC Louisette Sylvie NGO YEBEL Head of Communications TRAFFIC Africa +237 91 49 25 61 / +237 79 51 72 84
UICN Léonard USONGO Head of Cameroun Programme
Leonard.USONGO +237 77 93 33 31
WCS Jérôme Mokoko Assistant Director General WCS Congo
Jrmokoko +242 05 55 11 785
WWF Jules CARON Head of Communications for WWF anti-poaching program in Central Africa
jcaron +237 79 51 90 97

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


The Wildlife Sanctuary Care and Rehabilitation Centre, beautiful original products for next to nothing on Zazzle – Wildlife NPO


The Wildlife Sanctuary Care and Rehabilitation Centre, beautiful original products for next to nothing on Zazzle – Wildlife NPO

by Donnette E Davis

See my store at Zazzle The Sanctuary Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Center is run as a non-profit organization, from premises situated outside of Pietermaritzburg (between PMB and Durban) in KwaZuluNatal, South Africa and offers hundreds of designs and products for sale at extremely low prices through Zazzle. "Wildlife Crusaders – where saving lives of abandoned, […]

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