Pluggedy plug: two features I’ve got coming up in Reader’s Digest in the next few issues:

Tasmanian-devil-1TASMANIAN DEVILS: New South Wales’ Barrington Tops hosts the mainland’s biggest Tasmanian devil breeding program, mainly by letting them run wild in Aussie Ark, a massive feral-free bush sanctuary. Aussie Ark president and TV wildlife personality Tim Faulkner tells me all about it.

ANTI-POACHING DOGS: Soldiers For Wildlife recruits dogs to help protect endangered African animals in Zambia’s most-poached region. Soldiers For Wildlife founder John Garcia discusses the special value of trained dogs in the ongoing desperate struggle to save Africa’s rapidly dwindling wildlife.

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