TwoCan Conservation

TwoCan Conservation
TwoCan Conservation

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Cheetah are a really rare sighting in Zambia. The Kafue National Park holds Zambia’s largest cheetah population. However, fewer than 100 cheetah live within the park and the surrounding GMA’s which total an area of 66,000km2 - half the size of england. Major threats to cheetah in Kafue derive from the surrounding human population that borders the park. Snares set out for bushmeat poaching are reducing population numbers, and habitat encroachment in the GMAs means cheetah have fewer places to live. 

Our co-founder Will is currently working in the Kafue monitoring the predator populations there. This is only his 3rd cheetah sighting in 12 months, which made it really special!

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Cheetah are a really rare sighting in Zambia. The Kafue National Park holds Zambia’s largest cheetah population. However, fewer than 100 cheetah live within the park and the surrounding GMA’s which total an area of 66,000km2 - half the size of england. Major threats to cheetah in Kafue derive from the surrounding human population that borders the park. Snares set out for bushmeat poaching are reducing population numbers, and habitat encroachment in the GMAs means cheetah have fewer places to live. Our co-founder Will is currently working in the Kafue monitoring the predator populations there. This is only his 3rd cheetah sighting in 12 months, which made it really special!

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We spent the past years creating the best community we could have asked for, from scientists to photographers. In 2021, we are ready and so excited to take a next step! πŸ“– This year, we will be collaborating with more partners, NGOs and universities. Our aim will be to (1) produce better/more accessible scientific content with our brand new video concept, (2) promote the hard work that African NGOs are performing in the field, and (3), raise more funds to support those NGOs that are entirely dedicated to preserve the remaining endangered species in Africa. 🎯 The best is yet to come.. in the meantime, here are our top 10 pictures captured by our precious friends and collaborators πŸ₯° πŸ“Έ @alice_peretie, @mathieu_latour_lenomadenature, @arnaud_wildlife, @will_donald

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7 things to know for World Cheetah Day! πŸ† Cheetahs like most carnivores in Africa have lost most of their geographic range throughout the past century. Fewer than 7,100 are alive in the wild. They are vulnerable to extinction. πŸ’₯ We are pleased to announce that we will be donating 100% of the profits of our Cheetah Merchandise towards @musekeseconservation, a dedicated anti-poaching organisation working to secure core cheetah habitat within the Kafue National Park.πŸ‘Œ Link to the cheetah merch in our bio! πŸ‘• Make sure to support other African NGOs working on conserving cheetahs – This includes @krcbotswana , @botswanapredatorconservation , @pantheracats , @africanparksnetwork , @endangeredwildlifetrust, @wildlife_act ,@zcp_zambia , @ccfcheetah and so many more. πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ—£οΈHelp us promote NGO’s that work with cheetahs that we forgot to mention in the comment! πŸ‘‡ πŸ“Έ @mathieu_latour_lenomadenature

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7 things to know about painted dogs 🧐 Is there a fact that you did not already know? Drop a comment bellow if you are looking for scientific references to learn more about each fact! πŸ“ πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ‘‡ Remember that we are raising funds to support NGOs preserving the last population of painted dogs in West Africa (with around 50 individuals remaining in #niokolokoba National Park). We are donating 100% of the painted dog merch - link in bio β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘• #africanwilddog #infographics #wildlifeinfographic #lycaonpictus #wildlifeeducation #wildliferesearch #africanimals #wildlifeconservation #endangeredspecies #saveourwildlife #scicomm #wilddogs #conservationist

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Message from @will_donald – Whilst @angelo_poupard is slaving away at his masters studies, things are wrapping up here for the @musekeseconservation field season. The rains have hit, and they have hit hard, turning the northern section of the Kafue into a swamp and making it near impossible for data collection. However, there have been some definite highlights over the last few months. My biggest highlight was spending a few days with the Zambian carnivore programme @zcp_zambia where we tracked a painted dog pack that had newly formed in the musekese area, and managed to collar one of the females. This pack have appeared on most of our camera trap sites in the core area, showing just how far they can move! The best sighting of which was at a waterhole where they encountered a herd of zebra. One of the coolest camera trap photos I have ever seen! The plan now is to spend the off season (Dec-April) organising everything necessary to hit the ground running again in May. As I now have plenty more time on my hands, expect a greater amount of TwoCan content in the future! #africanresearchers #wildlifeeducation #africanwilddog #painteddog #lycaon #lycaonpictus #sharesouthafrica #natureinfocus #africanimals #africa #loveyourwildlife #conservation #wildlifeconservation #earthoffline #cameratrap #forwildlife #kafuenationalpark #knp #fornature #wildliferesearch #animals #wildlifephotohraphy #cameratrap #browningtrailcam #wildplanet #wildlifeplanet #focusspecies #ecosystems

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Message from @angelo_poupard – While @will_donald is working day and night in the Kafue National Park with @musekeseconservation, I am recalling my time spent with him going in the field every morning. Spending unending hours in the cold or the heat monitoring African wild dogs and appreciating their incredible social structure, is by far the most incredible feeling I have experienced. Over the next 12 months, I will be conducting my two next research projects in West Africa (with ZSL and Imperial College London). For my first project, I will be using satellite remote sensing historical data to look at the impact of agricultural encroachment on ecosystem functioning in the WAP complex. πŸ›°οΈπŸ“‘ My second project will look at human-carnivore conflict in the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal, and hopefully, I will conduct an ecological follow up on the last population of painted dogs in the entire region. Eager to raise awareness in West Africa, a fantastic area still highly underestimated by the public! πŸ‘Š πŸ™‹Remember that we are donating 100% of the painted dog merch profits to save the last population of painted dog in West Africa. Make sure to get yours and become a true TwoCan Conservation ambassador! πŸ“Έ @byrongrobler @mathieu_latour_lenomadenature @alice_peretie @arnaud_wildlife 🎨 @pawprintsart #africanresearchers #wildlifeeducation #africanwilddog #painteddog #lycaon #lycaonpictus #sharesouthafrica #natureinfocus #africanimals #africa #loveyourwildlife #conservation #wildlifeconservation #earthoffline

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Elephants killing rhinos –fake news, true story?🐘🦏 National lockdown is tough but at least it means one thing: we have more time to connect with you! We will be sharing one post a day mentioning an awesome story/fact related to African wildlife conservation – Stay tuned! There were no elephants present in 1980 in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. To combat this, an elephant reintroduction program took place where 56 young orphan elephants were introduced. An unexpected problem was that the young males killed more than 60 rhinos in a few years (including highly endangered black rhinos)!! This was something not seen elsewhere, and was explained by the fact that there were no mature male elephants in the reserve, leading to the orphan male elephants coming into musth at a younger age than normal and staying in musth for longer periods. They then introduced only 10 mature bulls in the reserve, which led to a reduction of younger elephants killing rhinos within a decade. Next time someone asks you what the role of mature males is within the social structure of elephants - mention this story! Reference: Elephant Management in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (Druce et al., 2017) πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ‘‡ We are donating 100% of the elephant merch profits to help an NGO conserving the last remaining populations of elephants in West Africa. Make sure to get yours - become a TwoCan ambassador and contribute to your own scale to saving elephants in Africa! πŸ“Έ @mathieu_latour_lenomadenature (1&4), @will_donald , @alice_peretie #earthoffline #elephant #africanresearchers #africanimals #africawildlife #africanconservation #conservationresearch #conservationeducation #loveyourwildlife #conservation #sharesouthafrica #stoppoaching #wildlifephotography

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Not everyone has had the privilege to blow @will_donald 's mind.. but Dr Apps was successful! πŸ˜‰ To be fair, what an amazing project Dr Apps and his colleagues from @botswanapredatorconservation are conducting!😯 Imagine the possibility of a project (the Bioboundary Project) that would benefit both to African carnivores and farmers at the same time, without being intrusive for any stakeholders? πŸ„πŸ† To listen to this incredible project, check out our YouTube page or directly from our website. πŸŽ™οΈ πŸ‘• To support the conservation of painted dogs in Africa, consider supporting the bioboundary project, or buy one of painted dog jumper.. 100% of the profit are donating to support the last population of painted dogs in West Africa. (link in bio) πŸ“Έ @byrongrobler #earthoffline #wildliferesearch #wildlifeeducation #lycaon #bioboundaryproject #wildlifehumanconflict #carnivoreconservation

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It is not just Lycaon pictus! πŸ€”πŸ‘‡ We thought it would be a great idea to share with you the complete taxonomic name of the Painted dog, which can be used for any species on our precious planet. Taxonomy is referred to as the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms. In 1735 Carolus Linnaeus published β€œSystema Naturae β€œ and for this, he is considered as the father of taxonomy. 🌡🦎🦚 Throughout time scientific and common names have changed for some species, specifically for the painted dog. This post will hopefully show you the complexity of naming species. We will cover future posts explaining the origins of the scientific and common of the painted dog. Stay tuned! 🐾 πŸ™‹πŸ»Help us spread the message - share, like, comment, and communicate about wildlife conservation Infographic credit: @will_donald #taxonomy #earthoffline #scicomm #scienceawareness #lycaonpictus #lycaon #scientificname #scientificnames #endangeredspecies #iucnredlist #wildlifeeducation #conservationists #talkswild

Our co-founder Will’s first visual sighting of Painted Dogs in the Kafue National Park!

The Kafue is home to a healthy but declining painted dog population. There were 7 dogs in this pack, four males and three females. The four males are dispersers from a pack further south that had recently split up after one of the females was killed in a road accident. It is good to know that they have now joined up with three new females, the origins of which are currently unknown. 

The painted dogs in this section of the park are monitored collaboratively between @zcp_zambia and @musekeseconservation. Musekese conservation conducts vital anti-poaching patrols in the area, which deters poachers from entering this section of the park and helps to ensure the painted dogs and other wildlife species continue to persist for years to come! 

#painteddog #wilddog #africanwilddog #capehuntingdog #KafueNP #KNP #research #wildliferesearch #wildlifeconservation #conservation #SAconservation #SAwildlife #zambia #zambiawildlife

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Our co-founder Will’s first visual sighting of Painted Dogs in the Kafue National Park! The Kafue is home to a healthy but declining painted dog population. There were 7 dogs in this pack, four males and three females. The four males are dispersers from a pack further south that had recently split up after one of the females was killed in a road accident. It is good to know that they have now joined up with three new females, the origins of which are currently unknown. The painted dogs in this section of the park are monitored collaboratively between @zcp_zambia and @musekeseconservation. Musekese conservation conducts vital anti-poaching patrols in the area, which deters poachers from entering this section of the park and helps to ensure the painted dogs and other wildlife species continue to persist for years to come! #painteddog #wilddog #africanwilddog #capehuntingdog #KafueNP #KNP #research #wildliferesearch #wildlifeconservation #conservation #SAconservation #SAwildlife #zambia #zambiawildlife

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BUY A TEE SHIRT THAT SAVES VULTURES! It’s very likely that vultures will be extinct in Africa within 50 years if current trends continue. Of the 10 vulture species that live in Africa, 9 are endangered or critically endangered. We’ve decided to support Raptors Botswana, who do terrific work in conserving vulture populations in Botswana and Southern Africa through research and community driven conservation about the importance of vultures. Therefore, TwoCan Conservation is currently selling Vulture Merchandise on our website, where 100% OF THE PROFIT raised is donated straight to this organisation of passionate conservationists. Contribute at your own scale and become a real ambassador for the conservation of vultures! 🧐 Link in the bio! https://teespring.com/vulture-merchandise?pid=2&tsmac=store&tsmic=twocan-conservation #vultures #vultureconservation #saveourwildlife #endangeredspecies #endangeredvultures #birdlovers #africanvulturecrisis #raptorsbotswana #africawildlife #IVAD #wildlifemerchandise

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Morning all, co-founder Will here. Just thought I’d share some awesome predator sightings on my personal camera traps over the last couple of weeks in the Kafue! I’m still yet to see painted dogs in the field, but it is great to know they are present in the Musekese Conservation study area. #painteddog #hyaena #leopard #kafuenationalpark #knp #zambia #southernafrica #wildlifeconservation #saveourspecies

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