At the end of the day .… “Kinessa Johnson …. Protects Endangered Species in Africa”!!


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~~September 15, 2015~~

This Woman Protects Endangered Species by Hunting Poachers

The news has been full lately with stories about animals-wild and domestic alike, bringing attention to the consciousness of non-human species and their rights.

Right in sync with this trend a group of retired US veterans who are bringing their courage and expertise to Africa to help defend wild animals in a most unusual way. This special team of US veterans are trained and armed to hunt poachers.

Poaching presents serious problems for already vulnerable wild animal species across the globe and this is especially true in Africa,where many of world’s most rare and amazing species reside and originate.  According to the African Wildlife Foundation, rhinos, elephants, and other types of African wildlife may go extinct in our lifetime.  An example is the Black Rhino who’s natural population has decreased by a very disturbing 97.6% just since 1960.  Some pretty drastic paradigm changes and conscious action must be taken to change the course of our current route on the planet.

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One such effort is a non-profit project is called VETPAW (Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife). VETPAW activists enlist retired veterans to invest theiryears of training and experience by locating themselves in Africa to protectwildlife from poachers who seek to hunt and capture these creatures for avariety of reasons.

Grabbing headlines right away for VETPAW with a powerfully intense vibe and stature is Kinessa Johnson, a US Army veteran whose 4 years of service in Afghanistan equipped her well to serve wildlife through the nonprofit.

Kinessa is part of a team who arrived in March and she says “We’re going over there to do some anti-poaching, kill some bad guys, and do some good.”

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On March 26th Johnson and the team arrived in Tanzania, launching immediately into action. The team reports that they have already seen a decrease in poaching because of the presence and reputation of the team.  The team’s primary focus is to providetraining to the park rangers and to join them in patrolling the premises.

It is reported that park staff are in great need of help.

Johnson explains, “they lost about 187 guys last year over trying to save rhinos and elephants.” Johnson and the team will be training the rangers in marksmanship, field, medicine, and counter-intelligence, among other useful skills.

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Johnson, like others on the team, joined with the VETPAW team as an expression of her love for animals and because of the obvious need for help in Africa in particular as it is the continent experiencing the highest rates of poaching across the world, leaving endangered and other species vulnerable to illegal human predation.

The political side of poaching in Africa is equally as dark and tangles as much of the capital gained from the black market trade of illegal endangered animal parts winds up funding war and terrorist activity in Africa. Helping to manage the poaching activity is hoped to bring decrease to conflict across the board.

Johnson says, “After the first obvious priority of enforcing existing poaching laws, educating the locals on protecting their country’s natural resources is most important overall.”

Using social media as a platform, Kinessa Johnson also supports the cause by raising awareness and funds does so through her large and well deserved Facebook and Instagram following which amounts to more than 44,000 people. On her profiles she shares beautiful and amazing photos of African wildlife as well as updates on the activity of her team.

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This Woman Protects Endangered Species by Hunting Poachers

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https://www.facebook.com/tactical.kj

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Afghanistan veteran Kinessa Johnson leaves US to hunt endangered species killers

~Published on Apr 6, 2015~

A US Army officer has left the armed forces and is using her military skills to help train park rangers as an advisor and fight against wildlife poachers in East Africa, according to a Daily Mail report.

Kinessa Johnson, a Washington native who served four years in the army as a weapons instructor and mechanic in Afghanistan, decided to join Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife, or VETPAW, a nonprofit an anti-poaching organization last November.

The nonprofit organization’s website says its mission is to help end the poaching of endangered African wildlife by taking advantage of the skills of US veterans and getting them to help train park rangers.

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Why did the elephant cross the road? …. “Lighthearted Video, #1”!!


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~~July 14, 2015~~

WHY DID THE BABY ELEPHANT CROSS THE ROAD?

“Why did the chicken cross the road?” is a common riddle joke.

The answer or punch line is: “To get to the other side.”

The riddle is an example of anti-humor, in that the curious setup of the joke leads the listener to expect a traditional punchline, but they are instead given a simple statement of fact. “Why did the chicken cross the road?” has become largely iconic as an exemplary generic joke to which most people know the answer, and has been repeated and changed numerous times.

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In this case, why did the baby elephant cross the road?

Because the parents pushed him!!

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~~Cute Baby Elephant doesn’t want to cross the road~~

~~Published on Mar 7, 2015~~

A very small elephant does not want to cross the road.

It gets some encouragement and eventually makes it across.

Video by Carl Salsbury, filmed in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Feb 2015.

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Jane Goodall …. Happy 80th birthday!!


~~April 3, 2014~~ 

Dame Jane Morris GoodallDBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934) is a British primatologistethologistanthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National ParkTanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996.

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~~Early years~~

Jane Goodall was born in London, England, in 1934 to Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall, a businessman, and Margaret Myfanwe Joseph, a novelist who wrote under the name Vanne Morris-Goodall. As a child, she was given a lifelike chimpanzee toy named Jubilee by her father; her fondness for the toy started her early love of animals. Today, the toy still sits on her dresser in London. As she writes in her book, Reason for Hope: “My mother’s friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares.” Goodall has a sister, Judith, who shares the same birthday, though the two were born four years apart.

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Goodall had always been passionate about animals and Africa, which brought her to the farm of a friend in the Kenya highlands in 1957. From there, she obtained work as a secretary, and acting on her friend’s advice, she telephoned Louis Leakey, a Kenyan archaeologist and palaeontologist, with no other thought than to make an appointment to discuss animals. Leakey, believing that the study of existing great apes could provide indications of the behavior of early hominids, was looking for a chimpanzee researcher, though he kept the idea to himself. Instead, he proposed that Goodall work for him as a secretary. After obtaining his wife Mary Leakey‘s approval, Louis sent Goodall to Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, where he laid out his plans.

In 1958, Leakey sent Goodall to London to study primate behavior with Osman Hill and primate anatomy with John Napier. Leakey raised funds, and on 14 July 1960, Goodall went to Gombe Stream National Park, becoming the first of what would come to be called The Trimates. She was accompanied by her mother, whose presence was necessary to satisfy the requirements of David Anstey, chief warden, who was concerned for their safety; Tanzania was Tanganyika at that time and a British protectorate.

Leakey arranged funding and in 1962, he sent Goodall, who had no degree, to Cambridge University where she obtained a Ph.D degree in Ethology. She became only the eighth person to be allowed to study for a Ph.D there without first obtaining a BA or B.Sc. Her thesis was completed in 1965 under the tutorship of Robert Hinde, former master of St. John’s College, Cambridge, titled “Behavior of the Free-Ranging Chimpanzee,” detailing her first five years of study at the Gombe Reserve.

Dame Jane Goodall
DBE
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Born 3 April 1934 (age 80)
London, United Kingdom
Alma mater Newnham College, Cambridge
Darwin College, Cambridge
Doctoral advisor Robert Hinde
Known for Study of chimpanzees, conservation, animal welfare
Notable awards DBE (2004)

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Jane Goodall in 2009 with Hungarian Roots & Shoots group members.

In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which supports the Gombe research, and she is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. With nineteen offices around the world, the JGI is widely recognized for innovative, community-centred conservation and development programs in Africa. Its global youth program, Roots & Shoots began in 1991 when a group of 16 local teenagers met with Goodall on her back porch in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They were eager to discuss a range of problems they knew about from first-hand experience that caused them deep concern. The organisation now has over 10,000 groups in over 100 countries.

Goodall in 2009 with Lou Perrotti, who contributed to her book, Hope for Animals and Their World.

Due to an overflow of handwritten notes, photographs, and data piling up at Jane’s home in Dar es Salaam in the mid-1990s, the Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies was created at the University of Minnesota to house and organize this data. Currently all of the original Jane Goodall archives reside there and have been digitized and analyzed and placed in an online database. On March 17, 2011, Duke University spokesman Karl Bates announced that the archives will move to Duke, with Anne E. Pusey, Duke’s chairman of evolutionary anthropology, overseeing the collection. Pusey, who managed the archives in Minnesota and worked with Goodall in Tanzania, had worked at Duke for a year.

Today, Goodall devotes virtually all of her time to advocacy on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment, travelling nearly 300 days a year.

Goodall is also a board member for the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary outside of Africa, Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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Goodall with Allyson Reed of Skulls Unlimited International, at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual conference, 9, 2009.

Goodall is the former president of Advocates for Animals, an organization based in EdinburghScotland, that campaigns against the use of animals in medical research, zoos, farming and sport.

Goodall is a devoted vegetarian and advocates the diet for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. In The Inner World of Farm Animals, Goodall writes that farm animals are “far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined and, despite having been bred as domestic slaves, they are individual beings in their own right. As such, they deserve our respect. And our help.

Who will plead for them if we are silent?” Goodall has also said, “Thousands of people who say they ‘love’ animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been treated so with little respect and kindness just to make more meat.”

In April 2008, Goodall gave a lecture entitled “Reason for Hope” at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Distinguished Lecture Series.

In May 2008, Goodall controversially described Edinburgh Zoo‘s new primate enclosure as a “wonderful facility” where monkeys “are probably better off [than those] living in the wild in an area like Budongo, where one in six gets caught in a wire snare, and countries like Congo, where chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas are shot for food commercially.” This was in conflict with Advocates for Animals’ position on captive animals. In June 2008 Goodall confirmed that she had resigned the presidency of the organisation which she had held since 1998, citing her busy schedule and explaining, “I just don’t have time for them.”

In 2011, Goodall became a patron of Australian animal protection group Voiceless, the animal protection institute. “I have for decades been concerned about factory farming, in part because of the tremendous harm inflicted on the environment, but also because of the shocking ongoing cruelty perpetuated on millions of sentient beings.”

In 2012 Goodall took on the role of challenger for the Engage in Conservation Challenge with the DO School, formerly known as the D&F Academy. She worked with a group of aspiring social entrepreneurs to create a workshop to engage young people in conserving biodiversity, and to tackle a perceived global lack of awareness of the issue.Jane2Jane3

~~SOURCES~~

http://goodnature.nathab.com/help-jane-goodall-celebrate-her-80th-birthday/

http://www.janegoodall.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Goodall

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/02/happy-80th-birthday-and-thanks-jane-goodall/

~~Jane Goodall: A Retrospective~~

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Jane Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world. Her dream to study our closest relatives began in 1960 in Gombe Park, Tanzania, and she continues her work to save them today.

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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