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BBC news, 28/09/2016 New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

Watch us on UK ITV!
ITV's Wild Animal Reunions
There's a great section on us and on the Pangolins (and the naughty warthog!)
(Not sure if you can watch if not in the UK)

URGENT! R.E.S.T. needs £50,000 to relocate

PangolinPangolin REST needs £50,000 to relocate as soon as possible.
We are currently creating a crowdfunding site to help us to achieve this.
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Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Account number: 62258555790
Branch code: 280-673
Bank name: First National Bank
Bank address: Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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Welcome to the Rare and Endangered Species Trust

We are here to protect, research and provide education about the 'Forgotton Five' (now the 'Forgotton Five plus One!).
(Cape Griffon Vulture, Dwarf Python, African Wild/Painted Dog, Cape/Ground Pangolin, Damara Dik Dik and Spotted Rubber Frog)
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Cape Griffon Vulture, © Linda MillingtonThe Cape Griffon Vulture in Namibia

The Cape griffon vulture, Gyps coprotheres, living only in southern Africa, is perhaps an unlikely candidate around which to rally an international conservation effort. Yet this is exactly what the Rare and Endangered Species Trust (REST) is doing at its new centre located south of Otjiwarongo, Namibia.

Throughout history, vultures have been revered as symbols of power and insight. Due to their ability to fly at high altitudes, many cultures believed and some still do, that vultures could reach the heavens and thus are messengers for God. Many respect their role of cleaning up the environment and preventing the spread of disease, possibly averting outbreaks such as anthrax and botulism. In modern times, ranchers especially in Africa, watch the vulture to alert them to animals that have died naturally or possibly due to poachers.

Among the cultures of Africa, these huge, high flying birds with their well developed powers of observation have been specifically accorded with clairvoyance and mystical or magical powers. Unfortunately, that has led to a trade in vulture parts for traditional purposes and ceremonial and religious events. Nesting material is believed to have magical power and... Click here for more...


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The Cape Griffon Vulture in Namibia



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To schedule a visit or to learn more about the exciting conservation and education work taking place at the Rare and Endangered Species Trust (REST), send an e-mail to rest@iway.na or call 081-367-9425.

Click here for the postal address and directions.