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Making Wildlife Accessible

Kruger National Park in South Africa is a popular tourist destination for those wanting to explore wildlife including elephants, lions, zebras, and more. The luxurious safari trips are quite expensive, and many residents living in the surrounding areas have gone their whole lives without seeing the wildlife as a result. The nonprofit Wild Shots Outreach connects with local schools to teach young Black students about wildlife conservation and photography on game drives through the park. Over 1,300 local residents have participated in the program, and some graduates have gone on to work as professional photographers, nature guides, and environmental educators. Wild Shots Outreach has made Kruger National Park more accessible, strengthening the bond between the community and its wildlife in the process. 

Image via Wild Shots Outreach

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