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RETURN TO KAFUE PART II

By on September 1, 2011 in Africa Category, Wildlife Category

Seventeen years ago, when Eddie Frank led his anti-poaching mission through the grasslands of Kafue National Park, there were less than 1,000 tourists visiting Kafue each year. Today, over 7,000 visitors enter the park annually, and the elephant are back, no longer terrified by the sight of humans. In Kafue, the tide is slowly turning.

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RETURN TO KAFUE PART I

Tusker founder Eddie Frank organized an anti-poaching mission in Kafue National Park, Zambia’s oldest and largest park, in the summer of 1994.

During the mission, Eddie and his team were shot at many times as they worked to confiscate illegal ivory and meat, and catch government officials red-handed in the game. Their fearlessness made them local legends.

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FLIGHT PATTERNS

Many European birds are known to use Africa as their winter home. But in recent years, numerous species have decided not to return to Europe after their stay, or return in far less numbers.

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BLACK MARKET BEAUTIES

Second only to drug trafficking, the smuggling of endangered animal species is a major, illegal international business.

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THE LIMITS OF THE SEA

Once, the ocean was thought to be inexhaustible—a limitless source of edible sea creatures.

Now, many marine populations are plummeting, and perhaps no fish is currently in greater danger than the Atlantic bluefin tuna.

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