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Habitat loss is the primary culprit behind the decline of most of Africa's majestic species. This is especially because animals need space to roam - often across trans-national boundaries, parks and group ranches. Securing corridors for wildlife to roam freely between different ecosystems and parks is critical to success.
What is the collective name given to a group of cheetahs? A: Coalition B: Herd C: Troop
Q: How do you shutdown the #wildlife trafficking industry that profits $19 billion per year? A: Dogged persistence. Link in bio to give helping our canine heroes track poachers and detect wildlife contraband. AWF-trained sniffer #dogs can save #elephants… but only if you help! http://bit.ly/canine-Heroes
Despite its scaly appearance, the pangolin is a mammal, not a reptile. Its scales are actually made up of keratin, which account for about 20 percent of its weight. It also has no teeth, and instead possesses a gizzard-like stomach that is specially adapted for grinding food. #Nature #Wildlife #Animals #Conservation
African elephants play a significant role in balancing natural ecosystems. They trample savanna forests and dense grasslands, making room for smaller species to co-exist. Elephants also create water holes used by other wildlife as they dig dry riverbeds when rainfall is low. Herds travel over vast rangelands, and they disperse seeds in their dung, which helps generate new green growth. #Nature #Wildlife #Animals #Conservation
In January 2018, China implemented a domestic ivory ban, one year after pledging to do so. Since its original announcement, there has been an 80 percent decline in seizures of ivory entering the country. Additionally, raw ivory prices dropped by almost two-thirds between 2014 and 2017, according to a report issued by Save the Elephants. The drop is due to a combination of factors including China’s commitments to ending ivory trade and efforts to raise awareness about poaching. #Nature #Wildlife #Animals #Conservation
Human beings pose the biggest threat to the elephant species in Africa. The illegal wildlife trade for elephant ivory is driving poachers to slaughter these gentle giants for their tusks. One powerful tool to change people's mindsets on this menace is education - to raise public awareness on the ivory trade’s impact on elephant populations and demonstrate the true horrors of poaching to ecosystems. #WorldElephantDay
Attacks on livestock by #lions and leopards can cost local communities 18 percent of their annual income. This has sparked intense human-#wildlife conflict. AWF’s Ruaha Carnivore Project helped farmer predator-proof their livestock enclosures, reducing attacks on livestock by 60 percent. #WorldLionDay #Nature #Animals
A zebra’s stripes are more than just a fashion statement. They help dissipate heat and provide camouflage.