Feature Wildlife Articles

 Jessica Groenendijk | Words from the Wild | Nature writing | Nature photos | Nature stories
 
EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL, JULY 2016

 

"This is the story of Isla and Dedo, two young otters inhabiting the jewel that is Manu National Park, whose life histories became as familiar to us as the lives of favorite characters in a television soap opera."

 

The Young and The Restless

 Jessica Groenendijk | Words from the Wild | Nature writing | Nature photos | Nature stories

Rhinos Return

"In the 20th century, the black rhino was hunted almost to extinction. But, as poaching is controlled, an ambitious reintroduction programme is taking place in Zambia. Jessica Groenendijk is on the frontline of conservation efforts in North Luangwa National Park."

Jessica Groenendijk | Words from the Wild | Nature writing | Nature photos |  Nature stories

Black is Back

In 2006, I arrived with my family in Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park to take over the running of a black rhino reintroduction programme. After being declared nationally extinct in 1998, the species’ return to this remote corner of Africa was the result of many years of negotiations, regional cooperation and dedication. But, as I was to discover, the hard work was just beginning.
  
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