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How, where and when to watch wildlife

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Some people take their wildlife very seriously, for some it is a part time hobby, and for others it is an incidental part of their leisure time. Our aim is to provide information to make your wildlife watching more enjoyable, more knowleadgeable, and more often.

Wildlife photography usualy goes hand in hand with watching wildlife, please see our wildlife photo section for more details.

See our guide to Where to see wildlife in New Zealand.

 

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world/WLT13_southaus_Mike-Unwin_T South Australia trip report

South Australia might be one of the country’s least visited states, but it is home to prolific – and peculiar – wildlife just a few hours from the city of Adelaide, writes Mike Unwin

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world/mountain Life-changing Volunteering Trips for 2014

If you thought spending time working with endangered wild animals and getting to know their intimate secrets was only the preserve of professionals or gap year students, think again. All over the world wildlife organisations rely on help from ordinary people using their holidays to help with conservation work. 

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world/elephants-in-trees Wildlife holidays, vital to conservation - The where and how guide
Wildlife tourism is probably the key factor to safeguarding the wildlife of the world. Where wildlife has a monetary value, it is much more likely to be preserved, whether for tourism or, sadly, hunting.
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Related News Articles

news/2010_jan/white_lion World marches to end the shooting of tame lions

A number of co-ordinated marches are due to take place around the globe tomorrow to protest against the cruel blood-sport of canned hunting, in which captive bred lions are shot by trophy hunters in South Africa. The Global March for Lions will see simultaneous marches taking place in 55 cities, beginning with the screening of a global prayer, led by Archbishop Tutu and his daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu, at each venue...

 

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Rhino poaching- the poacher tells all.

The Van Deventer brothers were arrested in South Africa on charges of poaching rhinoceroses. Having entered into a plea bargain with the state, the brothers received reduced prison sentences. Shortly afterwards, they contacted investigative journalist and Africa Geographic columnist Ian Michler. They wanted to tell their story.

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BBC Wildlife Magazine

This is not the website for the BBC Wildlife Magazine. BBC Wildlife is run by a different organisation, but click here to go to the Wild Travel web pages.

Wildlife watching in Spain
Wildlife of Spain
IberiaNature.com (nothing to do with Wildlife Extra, but very good) has a very good guide to the wildlife of Spain.
features/Giraffem Safari with children
My kids were so excited about the thought of going on safari in Kenya, and we had a great time. A walking safari, 4 days on the Masai Mara seeing pretty much everything, the flamingos and rhinos at Nakuru, everything you want to see. And the abiding memories? Hiding under the seats of the open top landrover while watching lions hunting, (as all they have learned from years as armchair viewers is that lions will eat you.) and the hotel with a swim up bar and free coke!
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features/pygmy-hippo4 Mammals on the EDGE; the 100 most endangered mammals.
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has launched a new programme aimed at protecting some of the world’s most bizarre and unusual animals, many of which are being completely ignored by more populist current international conservation efforts. See the top ten and read the full article.
features/Giraffem WILDLIFE WATCHING WITH CHILDREN
My kids were so excited about the thought of going on safari in Kenya, and we had a great time. A walking safari, 4 days on the Masai Mara seeing pretty much everything, the flamingos and rhinos at Nakuru, everything you want to see. And the abiding memories? Hiding under the seats of the open top landrover while watching lions hunting, (as all they have learned from years as armchair viewers is that lions will eat you.) and the hotel with a swim up bar and free coke!
READ THE FULL ARTICLE