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Chobe National Reserve, Botswana. Photo Credit: Cedrik Strahm.

Chobe National Reserve, Botswana. Photo Credit: Cedrik Strahm.

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Brent Stirton: “This is Virunga, the first National Park in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Silverback Mountain Gorilla, along with 6 females, had been killed by a group trying to intimidate conservation rangers into being less proactive in their efforts against poaching & illegal charcoal making. There are only about 40 of these Silverbacks in the world, so the Rangers were devastated at the assassination. This procession went on for about 5 kms, moving the 600 pound body over hills & through the forest. Over 120 of these rangers have died in the last 10 years doing this job; most make less than $10 a month. They’re heroes, there’s just no other word that seems appropriate to describe these incredible African men.

Brent Stirton: “This is Virunga, the first National Park in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Silverback Mountain Gorilla, along with 6 females, had been killed by a group trying to intimidate conservation rangers into being less proactive in their efforts against poaching & illegal charcoal making. There are only about 40 of these Silverbacks in the world, so the Rangers were devastated at the assassination. This procession went on for about 5 kms, moving the 600 pound body over hills & through the forest. Over 120 of these rangers have died in the last 10 years doing this job; most make less than $10 a month. They’re heroes, there’s just no other word that seems appropriate to describe these incredible African men.

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Tanzania. 

Tanzania. 

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Kids and Forest | Central African Republic (by DACRE)

travelingcolors:

Kids and Forest | Central African Republic (by DACRE)

(via barefoot-travellers)

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Stampede. 

Stampede. 

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Senegalese children run as locusts spread into the capital Dakar September 1, 2004. Source: Reuters. 

Senegalese children run as locusts spread into the capital Dakar September 1, 2004. Source: Reuters.