WildlifeNOW-African Ecosystems

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Tana-AfricaProtection and Prevention The greatest threats to the ecosystems surrounding Kora and Mkomazi is human interference in the form of poaching, arson, hunting and poisoning. To combat this, Tony Fitzjohn and his team in partnership with wildlife authorities in both Mkomazi National Park and Kora National Park to protect these areas. They work with governmental agencies to patrol the areas and they educate the local populations about the importance of environmental conservation, animal preservation and the interaction between man and their natural surroundings.

WHAT WE FOCUS ON
Riverine Forests
Riverine forests are essential in holding the riverbanks, and they are fragile. Wildlife seeks shade and harbor, food and water and congregates along the sandbanks and access points of the river. Predators hunt there and birdlife is greatly increased and enhanced by the forest. Riverine forests are threatened by uncontrolled flooding, arson and being cut down to feed livestock food in the dry season. Flooding is, by a great extent, controlled by the presence of several hydro-electric dams hundreds of miles upstream      continued . . .
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