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Very late last night word came of a young female African Wild Dog observed in the national park with a snare caught around her abdomen. Today's priority: to locate her and assess the injury.
In September, I will be heading over to Sumatra on a 10-day travel adventure with a small group of wildlife enthusiasts in order to explore this amazing Indonesian island. In the lead up to the trek, Team Taronga is raising funds to support Taronga’s vital conservation projects in Sumatra, including Wildlife Protection Units in Bukit Tigapuluh and Way Kambas National Park.
Today I was told that once you visit the valley, it has a way of capturing your heart forever. The valley is South Luangwa valley in Zambia - and having been here for less than 24 hours, I am already starting to think this may be true.
I've spent most of the past week simply working on chimpanzee biographies at Tchimpounga.
Taronga Zoo staff Kirsty and Brad are currently in Tchimpounga located in the Republic of Congo on Zoofriend & Conservation Fellowships.
This week, Taronga Zoo staff released over 1,100 critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog eggs in Kosciuszko National Park as the snow fell over their natural subalpine habitat. The eggs, bred at Taronga Zoo and Zoos Victoria, were released into a variety of natural and artificial pools as well as disease-free enclosures as part of an ongoing recovery effort to bolster population numbers of this rare frog.
In response to stories overnight of a Texan hunter paying $350,000 to hunt and kill a Black Rhinoceros in Namibia, Cameron Kerr, Board member of the International Rhino Foundation said it was a travesty to attempt to legitimise hunting of a Critically Endangered species.
A juvenile Green Turtle named ‘Alice’ is back at sea to help humans learn more about turtles’ secret lives.
Taronga Zoo deplores and rejects the practice and cruelty of dolphin hunts undertaken through the Japanese ‘Taiji’ drive fishery.
Wildlife agencies intend to lead the move to sustainable production as quickly as possible in the face of predictions that palm oil consumption may triple by mid-century.

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