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2009-06-16 12:05:00

Volunteers at a conservation center in Namibia are working to protect endangered cheetahs, which are often killed by farmers because they are deemed threatening. Namibia is home to the largest population of the world's fastest land animal. Volunteers at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) are working to reverse recent downward population trends. Leigh Whelpton, a CCF volunteer, told AFP of three cheetah cubs that were brought to the center by a farmer who had killed their mother. "The farmer...

2006-01-20 08:05:00

By Anton Ferreira ALGERIA, South Africa -- Using old-fashioned sheep dogs and high-tech collars, conservationists in South Africa's Cederberg mountains are trying to make peace between livestock farmers and the region's last leopards. They hope that by focusing attention on the plight of leopards in the Cederberg, which lies inland from South Africa's west coast, about 120 miles north of Cape Town, they can help to preserve the diversity of plant and animal species in the wider ecosystem....

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Akbash Dog
2013-06-12 16:33:29

The akbash dog is a livestock guard dog that originated from Turkey and was first bred in the 1970’s by Americans named David and Judith Nelson, who were interested in white dogs in that area. It derived its name from the Turkish word Akbaş, which translates to white head. Although the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed, it is recognized by the United Kennel Club and can participate in International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) shows and American Rare Breed...

2007-12-18 11:42:39

The Anatolian Shepherd is a breed of dog from Turkey bred to guard flocks of sheep from predators. As a breed it is independent and forceful, which make it a challenge to own as a pet. The Anatolian Shepherd must be well socialized if it is to be a companion. It tends to protect members of its family as if it were its flock. The Anatolian Shepherd has been known to kill bears to protect its flock. The coat of the Anatolian Shepherd can be any length, color and pattern. It has triangular...

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