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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.
I’m visiting the Kibale Fuel Wood Project, which is led by New Nature Foundation directors Rebecca Goldstone and Michael Stern, and has been supported by Taronga through its Field Conservation Program since 2011
Over the last 10 days 77 birds bred and reared at Taronga were released into Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park in north-eastern Victoria to bolster the dwindling population of wild birds.

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