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Congratulations to Brent Stirton the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017! @natural_history_museum @nhm_wpy -
Brent has won the prestigious award with this powerful black rhino image titled "Memorial to a Species". The image frames a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn; one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks. For the photographer, the crime scene was one of more than thirty he visited in the course of covering this tragic story.
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We recently celebrated the incredible work that is being done to protect these animals at the 2017 Tusk Awards; Lucky Ndlovu was a winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award through his hard work protecting rhinos in South Africas Kruger National Park. To read more about Lucky's work head to the Tusk Awards website: http://tuskawards.com
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To help Tusk continue supporting projects that protect rhinos please donate through our website by clicking on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️ Follow our page for more updates on Tusk's work! .
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Habitat destruction is the number one cause for the dwindling populations of the #Chimpanzee and other wildlife in Sierra Leone.

This Giving Day for Apes please help support Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary to help them with their reforestation project.
In August this year deforestation, encroachment and neglect were responsible for causing the devastating landslide minutes away from Tacugama. The man-made tragedy stole 600 lives, ruined another 800 which are still missing and left hundreds orphaned or displaced. It’s an irrational reality to accept when we’ve been ringing the alarm for decades. It also had a huge impact on the Chimpanzee habitat.
Tacugama is one of the projects Tusk continues to support in the hope that future generations will be able to enjoy these incredible animals.
Repost 📷: @tacugama
Please donate on https://givingdayforapes.razoo.com/organization/Tacugama-Chimpanzee-Sanctuary
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Sierra Leone
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Happy Monday everyone! We hope you all kicked of the week with a good breakfast? 😍
Breakfast at Reteti Elephant orphanage is always a busy affair, as each Ellie makes a mad dash to find their keeper and milk! Once breaky is over it's time to relax 😍🐘
@r.e.s.c.u.e is one of the many projects that Tusk works with!
Follow our page to hear more about the projects Tusk works with and their great work.
Repost 📷: @siraihouse .
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Kenya
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Congratulations to - for the first time ever- joint winners of the 2017 Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award- Lucky Ndlovu & Solomon Chidunuka!

We were incredibly honoured to have these two deserving #ConservationHeroes awarded their medals by former President F W De Klerk at our #TuskAward ceremony in Cape Town

We are already looking forward to the 2018 Tusk Awards! @landrover @sanparks @conservation_lower_zambezi .
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Congratulations to Rian Labuschagne, the 2017 winner of the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa!

This is a lifetime achievement award, recognising outstanding dedication and an exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa.

Rian and his wife Lorna began their working career together in Southern Africa where Rian was Zone Warden, first in Kalahari Gemsbok NP and then in Kruger NP. They then moved to Malawi as the Project Development Officer to the Liwonde Wildlife Project. During this time, Rian was responsible for the fencing of the park, reintroduction of black rhino to the park and setting up a rhino protection and monitoring unit, as well as providing technical assistance in anti-poaching and park management.
They then moved up to Ngorongoro Crater to join Frankfurt Zoological Society as their Chief Technical Advisor on the Ngorongoro & Serengeti Rhino Projects. Here they implemented an entire new anti-poaching and monitoring systems in both areas – which halted poaching within a year, including mobile foot patrols in the rhino zones, observation posts, translocation of two rhinos from RSA to Ngorongoro, transmitter implants in all rhino in Moru Kopjes, and set up a rhino capture capability for northern Tanzania. To read more about Rian's incredible work click on the 🔗 in our bio! ☝️ Thank you, Rian, for all the work you have done! .
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Congratulations to all our 2017 Tusk Award winners and finalists seen here with Archbishop Tutu, Mama Leah Tutu, Mrs Graca Machel and FW de Klerk! An amazing night had by all in Cape Town!
Repost 📷: @charlie_mayhew .
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Congratulations to all of our Tusk Award 2017 finalists! Don't forget you can watch the awards live on our Facebook page on the 4th October 2017 from 7:00 pm BST. 😄
Follow our page for more updates on the awards or click on the 🔗 in our bio! ☝️
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The 2017 Tusk Award finalists will be recognised at a gala ceremony in Cape Town on the 4th of October, hosted by Derek Watts, presenter of Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest running investigative journalism television programme.
We are extremely honoured that three of the country’s most eminent public figures – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former First Lady, Mrs Graça Machel, and former President F W de Klerk – will present the awards on behalf of Tusk’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Thanks to our partners Investec Asset Management for all your support with the #TuskAwards.

Follow our page to hear about the 2017 #TuskAwards finalists.

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We spent the morning celebrating these lovely animals with @lewa_wildlife and @nrt_kenya! Let's make sure they are around for future generations to enjoy. @worldrhinoday @kenyawildlifeservice .
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Our 3rd Finalist of the 2017 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, is Brighton Kumchedwa! CONGRATULATIONS Brighton!

Brighton Kumchedwa is a highly personable, strategic and dedicated conservationist. He has dedicated his life to conserving #Malawi’s wildlife and has spent his entire career within the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), starting as a Parks Officer before and working his way up to his current position of Director of DNPW. Brighton holds an MA Environment & Socio-Economic Development.

To read more about what Brighton has achieved click on the 🔗 in our bio.
Thank you, Brighton for everything you have done. #ForAllTheyDo @lilongwewildlife @landrover_uk @landrover
Follow our page for updates on the Tusk Awards.
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Malawi
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Serah says “nature matters to all of us. It is the food we eat, the medicine we use, the fuel we use and the clothes we wear. We should all do our part in conserving the natural environment. We owe it to ourselves. We owe it to future generations.” CONGRATULATIONS to Serah Munguti our 2nd Finalist of the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, 2017!

Since 2007, Serah has spent her time advocating locally, nationally and internationally for the conservation of the Tana River Delta, #Kenya.
To read more about her work head click on the 🔗 in our bio☝️. @nature_kenya @birdlife_insta @landrover
Thank you Serah for everything you do! #ForAllTheyDO
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Kenya
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Nachamada Geoffrey is our first 2017 Finalist of the #TuskAward for Conservation in #Africa. Congratulations NACHA!

Since 2014 he has been responsible for the management of all Yankari rangers including anti-poaching patrols and conservation related activities. Before WCS took over the management of conservation activities in March 2014, an average of ten elephant carcasses were discovered each year, most believed to have been killed illegally for their ivory. However, since WCS took over only seven elephant carcasses have been recorded (five in 2014, two in 2015 and zero in 2016) although patrol coverage has increased significantly. Morale amongst the rangers has improved under Nacha’s supervision and he has transformed the protection status of Yankari. Nacha has also established good working relationship with the army, police and local community to help better protect Yankari.

To read more about Nacha and his great work click on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️. Thank you Nacha for everything you have done! #ForAllTheyDo @thewcs @landrover
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Nigeria
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In 1900, there were over 100,000 cheetahs across their historic range. Today no more than 12,000 cheetahs remain in the wild! Our project partner @africat_foundation continues to work hard to make surethese beautiful animals don't disappear on us.... Repost 📷: @africat_foundation .
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"Every single #rhino that we lose is a BIG deal when you are dealing with just under 5000 left in the world!" #ThrowbackThursday to Cathy Dreyer the winner of the 2016 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa! .
Click on the 🔗 in the bio to ☝️ to find out about this years finalists...
Thank you to @landrover Rover for sponsoring this incredible award.
Who will be the 2017 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa winner? @sanparks .
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Lucky Ndolvu is our second finalist for the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, 2017! CONGRATS Lucky!

Sergeant Ndlovu has been working as a field ranger in the Kruger National Park since 1992. He was promoted through the ranks from Lance Corporal to, in 2016, Sergeant.

We asked Lucky what each day entails for him...
"Start work in the dark and deploy with my dog to areas where we may encounter poacher incursions that have happened overnight. We walk on foot mostly and cover between 10-15 km. If poacher tracks are found then we start following them. We are usually a long way behind, about 6 hours so we try to predict where we can find the tracks ahead. I search these areas with my dog. The follow up goes until we either catch up with the poachers of until we can no longer follow, the distance is usually between 10-25 km’s." Due to the work done by Lucky and his Field Ranger K9 team the exponential growth of Rhino poaching in the area went from 70% pa to zero growth by end of 2015, and the losses where 20% less in 2016!

To read more about Lucky and the other finalists click on the 🔗 in the bio ☝️. @sanparks .
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South Africa
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Solomon and his team put their lives at risk on a daily basis to protect #BlackRhinos and plenty of other animals... Solomon is one of the Tusk 2017 Wildlife Ranger Award finalists!

To read Solomon's story click on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️. @frankfurt.zoological.society @conservation_lower_zambezi .
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Solomon Chidunuka is one of the 2017 Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award finalists! CONGRATULATIONS SOLOMON!

Solomon is based in the Northern Province of Zambia and is currently Senior Wildlife Warden for Mpika District after serving the Lower Zambezi National Park for thirteen years. Under his leadership the Lower Zambezi area saw the lowest poaching levels on record. In his role as warden and ranger, Solomon displayed exceptional management and leadership in the oversight of all anti-poaching activities in his respective parks, establishing highly productive intelligence networks, which have led to successful convictions of wildlife criminals.

Because him and his team the rhinos in North Luangwa National Park have had a chance to recover... To read more about all the incredible work head to our Tusk Awards website by clicking on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️. Thanks #ForAllYouDo Solomon! @frankfurt.zoological.society @NorthLuangwaConservationProject @conservation_lower_zambezi .
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#ThrowbackThursday to celebrating Manuel Sacaia, the Winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2016!

For over half a decade, Manuel has been working to protect the rare and beautiful Giant Sable antelope. Following periods of conflict in the #Angola, it was feared that the country’s national animal had become extinct. Manuel’s commitment and knowledge were key to finding some of the last remaining populations.
As a Game ranger and Giant Sable Shepherd in the Luando Nature Reserve, Manuel and his colleagues track and protect the antelope, and with no vehicle on the reserve, that means walks of up to 50km. And of course, danger from poachers is ever present – “guns and traps are always there” says Manuel. “I like to say that I am like the chameleon – he walks slow and it may seem that he’s standing still, but he goes far; and when the bush fires come he is quick to react and moves out of danger!” Manuel’s dedication to the #GiantSable is remarkable and inspiring to us all and he is an incredibly deserving winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award. “I’m very happy and proud. And it is very important for me to feel that I was not forgotten.” Thank you Manuel for everything you do!
Who will be the 2017 Winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award?
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In 2016 #SirDavidAttenborough was thanked at the Tusk Awards for his immense contribution to conservation and for inspiring generations around the globe to care for the #natural world.
Thanks to him and to all our finalists for helping to ensure the natural world survives for future generations.
Have you read our 2017 finalists stories? Click on the 🔗 in our bio! .
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WHO WILL BE THE 2017 TUSK AWARD WINNERS? 🍾
The Tusk Awards give us a chance to celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. Their work with wildlife and communities in Africa safeguards the future for us all. 🐘

There are 3 awards that are given out each year, the Wildlife Ranger Award, the Tusk Conservation Award in Africa and the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa!

The Wildlife Ranger Award gives international recognition to the men and women who face danger every day to protect Africa’s wildlife. Rangers often work for little reward, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems.

Tusk Conservation Award in Africa is given to an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist in recognition of their outstanding contribution to, and considerable success, in their chosen field. The three finalists are present at the Awards Ceremony, with the winner being announced on the night.
The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa is a lifetime achievement award, recognising an outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa.

Last year Manuel Sacaia was The Wildlife Ranger Award winner, Cathy Dreyer was awarded the Tusk Conservation Award in Africa and John Kahekwa was awarded The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa.
Follow us on to hear all about the Tusk Awards and our 2017 nominees.
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We are 5 weeks away from the 2017 Tusk Awards and CELEBRATING this year's unsung HEROS!
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The Tusk Conservation Awards, in partnership with Investec Asset Management, give us a chance to celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. Their work with wildlife and communities in Africa safeguards the future for us all.

Follow our page to hear all about the Tusk Awards and this year's nominees!

To watch the full clip and read all about the Tusk Awards click on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️.
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Happy #internationalvultureday ! Today vultures are vulnerable. Vultures face an unprecedented onslaught from human activity. They have to cope with electrocution and collisions with electrical structures, poisoning, land-use changes, a decrease in food availability and exposure to toxicity through veterinary drugs. Vultures are an indicator of the health of the environment below them... Repost 📷: @vulpro1 .
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Lilongwe Wildlife Trust are getting the message across to communities through the use of a Pedal Powered Cinema! What a great way to show the 'Elephant I Miss You' film and to inform the communities of the Wildlife Act! Amazing work @lilongwewildlife .
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Malawi
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Happy #nationaldogday! This is Tipper one of @lewa_wildlife bloodhounds enjoying a rub after a busy day tracking with a ranger...🐶
Tipper has been tracking on Lewa for five years and has helped the Rangers find and arrest numerous criminals! Dogs are used throughout Africa to help protect our wildlife in numerous ways. Dogs are special in so many ways! .
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Did you know that the majority of the rangers that protect the Mountain Bongo have actually never seen one in the wild??? If you head to Woburn Safari Park during this weeks Tusk charity event you could be one of those lucky people that see these incredible animals... We have some exciting news from our project partners the Bongo Surveillance Project as they capture a tiny bongo on a camera trap in the Aberdares. The group found in the Salient (Karuria)Aberdares continues to grow 😀
Thanks to @woburn_safari for supporting Tusk and thank you to the Bongo Surveillance Project for all the great work they do!
Follow our page for news from our project partners. .
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Woburn Safari Park is running its Tusk charity event week from the 21st August to the 29th August and all proceeds got to Tusk!

Mount Kenya Trust (MKT) is just one of Tusk projects partners that will benefit from proceeds raised during this week!
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Here is what the Mount Kenya Trust have been up to recently:

For many decades, the Imenti Forest Reserve has suffered from excessive habitat destruction and degradation. A report on the status of Mt Kenya ecosystems, published in 1999, revealed: ‘The natural forest of the Lower Imenti is mostly decimated, with more than 90 per cent of the tree canopy having been removed to provide land for crops, in particular potatoes, maize and beans.’ The state of the land remains the same today.
Despite this, Dr VanLeeuwe 2016 survey found that the majority of Mt Kenya’s elephants were concentrated this area – an unusual finding as with more human activity, this typically means fewer elephants and vice versa. 🐘
What’s being done?
In January 2017, MKT started a two-year project on security, research and reafforestation of large areas with indigenous trees. This includes a full time 5 man ranger team, elephant use, movement and population surveys during the wet and dry season, along with a study for a second elephant corridor heading north. The entire area is currently being secured with a completely game proof fence.

Thanks to the elephant collaring work by Save The Elephants, we already know that one elephant is still moving between Imenti and the Samburu area further north. Community narratives suggest many more including family groups, so the need for an elephant gate and corridor needs to be verified.
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Thank you, @woburn_safari for all your support and thanks to @woburn_safari @mountkenyatrust for all your great work!

Follow our page for more updates on Tusks project partners.
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Kenya
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Our project partner Lewa Wildlife Conservancy continues to protect an abundance of wildlife and work closely with the communities surround Lewa.
Lewa offers families living near its boundaries improved economic opportunities with our comprehensive education and women’s microcredit programmes, community-managed water projects, and access to health care within four health clinics. Lewa benefits thousands of children in local schools by opening doors to a future with more possibilities than those available to their parents and grandparents.

Here are just some of the ways in which Lewa has helped educate children in the surrounding communities!

Thank you Lewa for your all your hard work! @lewa_wildlife
Follow our page to hear more great news from our project partners.
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Great news from the field! 👍
''DNPW and CLZ facilitated Investigations and Intelligence Unit (IIU) training for 10 officers last week. Last night, following following Intel through DNPW and Wildlife Crime Prevention, officers successfully rescued a live #pangolin and apprehended 3 suspects. The pangolin who we believe to be a young female was successfully released back into the Lower Zambezi National Park! A special thanks to Tusk for funding the IIU training at CLZ and WCP for their continued support to investigations around the Lower Zambezi.'' Repost 📷: @conservation_lower_zambezi @wildlifecrimeprevention @love_wild_africa .
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Happy World Elephant Day! 🐘 Today we celebrate these incredible beasts... 🐘
It is estimated that 80 elephants are still killed every day in Africa for their ivory. 🐘
Please consider donating to Tusk to help us and our project partners continue to conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face.
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Thank you to @biglifeafrica and @jeremy.goss for this beautiful photo.
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Happy World Lion Day! 🦁
Did you know that the African lion population has declined by 43% in the last 20 years and lions now occupy only 8% of their historical range in Africa. 🦁
In Kenya, the national population now numbers less than 2,000 individuals.
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To help us and our project partners continue to work with these incredible animals please consider donating, every little bit helps 😉

Thank you Ewaso Lions for this beautiful photo and for all the work you to go to protect these magnificent animals! 🦁
Follow our page for more updates from our project partners!
@worldlionday .
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12 lion cubs were born at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy between 2015 and 2016 which helped take the lion population from 34 animals in 2015 to 44 in 2016. 🦁

Great news! Thank you to Tusk's project Partner Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for helping to protect the King of the Jungle! 🦁

Thank you @lewa_wildlife for this incredible photo!

Follow our page to hear great news from our project partners! .
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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In 1970 it was estimated the lion populations was around 200,000+ but in 2016 it was estimated there are only 25,000 left in the wild.....
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Tusk's project partner AfriCat has been working to save the large carnivores of Namibia since 1993. An increasing human population and greater demand on food production have caused environmental degradation and habitat loss throughout the country, placing large carnivores in direct competition with farmers.
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Tusk has supported AfriCat for many years, providing key funding for the environmental education programme. Tusk supported the purchase of a plane for transport and tracking of animals and the materials, and funded the construction of the fence for the original 4,500ha cheetah rehabilitation enclosure (which has now merged with a 16,000ha nature reserve to form one large park of 200km²). Thank you to @africat_foundation for this beautiful photo!
Follow our page to hear more about Tusk's project partners and their great work! .
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Last years Wildlife Ranger Award winner Manuel Sacaia and his team of shepherds receiving the Tusk pins kindly donated by @tiffanyandco .
A lovely ceremony was held in a small village in Luando Reserve. We were extremely grateful to have the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Abias Huongo, the National Director for Protected Areas, UNDP office and other local Administrators and local sponsors attend the ceremony. .
It was an incredible day and the shepherds were all proud recipients of the beautiful pins.
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Manuel Sacaia was also a very enthusiastic host.
Thanks again to all those that spend every day protecting wildlife! .
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