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At dawn on my first morning in Namibia, I joined a small-plane flyover of the NamibRand desert and Sossusvlei sand dunes. Despite my extensive travels, I could never have imagined what was unfolding below…

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We walked among the armored behemoths in total awe, mesmerized  by the sands and giant green euphorbia bushes that seemed to be from a primeval time.  My wife Marie and I came within 40 feet of a single…

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Ecoreporter Sarah Abdelrahim interviews Dr. Laurie Marker of the nonprofit, A Future for Cheetahs, to gain insight on the global cheetah population, the key drivers in their decline, and recent successes…

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I attended a presentation last night by Dr. Flip Stander, who is the leading lion expert in Namibia. It was a fascinating look at the last 15 years of his life spent with the desert lions in the Kaokoveld…

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Dr. Laurie Marker is the co-founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which helps protect these charismatic big cats worldwide. She helped develop international captive breeding…

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