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Gayle Pedersen

Gayle Pedersen

University of Pretoria

Doctoral Researcher

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Published on Nov 03, 2017

They think it's all over...it is now ;) 100% and time on the clock!

Success is ours. Thank you all so very much for making this a reality. It was a team effort and everyone was so incredible with sharing and endorsing and contributing to my end goal. I hope you are...

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Published on Oct 31, 2017

EIGHTY SEVEN PERCENT! WOAHHH!

Oh my giddy aunt! It is 4am here in Pretoria...I had 4 hours 'sleep' last night after crashing on the couch at 1am, so to say I am a tad delirious is the understatement of the century. BUT I have j...

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Published on Oct 25, 2017

Some fun rhino facts from new crowdfund project with 8 days remaining...

Hey all...I realised I have been busy sharing all sorts of fun rhino facts on my new campaign page, which means only NEW backers and potential backers are seeing them and you have all been neglecte...

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Published on Oct 23, 2017

Leaping ahead to 37%

What an incredible weekend for my scoreboard...up to 32% and a huge thank you to Yvonne and Don, Ivor and Frank, plus a mysterious anonymous donor :). So this means we have the letters Y, D, I and...

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Published on Oct 18, 2017

J is for juvenile as we hit 20% on the scoreboard!

Woweee I feel like I need some horse race or auction house commentary going on in the background the last few days. A huge thank you to all my backers for your incredible support.So I just managed ...

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Published on Oct 17, 2017

New project featured on Africa Geographic blog

How exciting is this...through a chance encounter with the CEO of Africa Geographic after a friend gave me and my research a glowing endorsement on his own Facebook page, Simon recommended I send t...

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Published on Oct 17, 2017

Project featured on Africa Geographic blog

How exciting is this...through a chance encounter with the CEO of Africa Geographic after a friend gave me and my research a glowing endorsement on his own Facebook page, Simon recommended I send t...

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

Note to prospective backers...

Hi all...firstly I must say a huge thank you just for taking the time to peruse my project page and potentially consider supporting my PhD completion. It's been a long and winding road but it is ne...

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

Aaaaannnd they're OFF...11%

Sooo...it appears L and S are my lucky letters for the first 9% of backing. I've decided I'm going to think of a rhino related word for the first letter of the name of each backer... L for longipes...

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Published on Oct 12, 2017

The new project is live!

Hey gang...further to my recent updates...the new campaign I mentioned was launched this morning and is now live at the following address:https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-we-keep-wild-rhino-p...

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Published on Oct 11, 2017

The long and winding road...

Okay so...the last year and a bit has been one helluva rollercoaster. As soon as my campaign concluded last year, I had the exciting task of travel funding applications and Princeton University Vis...

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Published on Oct 11, 2017

The Final Countdown

The Final CountdownHello from planet Rhino to all my severely neglected backers. There is no excuse for my extended silence except the reality of just having been up to my eyeballs in analysis and ...

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YES Jerry...do iiiiiit! And don't worry...we tend to just hide behind trees if rhinos charge...no running or climbing required...definitely like bears ;). I'm actually applying for a job in Malawi...wouldn't that be a treat? LOTS of love and thanks so much for all the support and feedback. I will definitely make more effort to stay connected once this thing is done and dusted xxx
Nov 03, 2017
How do we keep wild rhino populations growing during a poaching crisis? The final countdown
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By the way...I started working on this update yesterday (and then I lost signal and gave up till this morning), before Renee and Krista took the total up to 37%, so apologies that you two were not mentioned in the opening paragraph, but I hope you enjoyed your R and K dedications just the same ;)
Oct 23, 2017
How do we keep wild rhino populations growing during a poaching crisis? The final countdown
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Wow Yvonne and Don, that is a MIGHTY contribution and I can't thank you enough. I love your blurb regarding your interests and the work you do as well. We all have to use what have in terms of skills and talents, if we are to win this battle, and you two certainly seem to be making the most of yours ;). I will be in touch more once the thesis is submitted and I have a bit more time. Thank you again and have a wonderful Sunday further!
Oct 22, 2017
How do we keep wild rhino populations growing during a poaching crisis? The final countdown
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Arrrrgh Jerry, I have replied to you twice on separate occasions and they don't seem to be here...straaaange...so I've just messaged you instead and fingers crossed that sticks. Thank you thank you thank you. And Mecca was magical...very special place in my heart always.
Oct 17, 2017
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Thanks for your support Tessa....I just sent you a thank you message when I saw you had kickstarted things again and tipped me over into the 12% funded bracket. Hugely appreciated :)
Oct 17, 2017
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Hmmm...it doesn't seem to be highlighting the link so you might have to copy and paste it into your browser, but I have shared the link in another lab note now, which you will receive an email about, and it might be easier to use that. Thanks muchly xx
Oct 12, 2017
How can we maintain rhino populations during poaching crises? A population genetics management study.
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Here it is Jerry: https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-we-keep-wild-rhino-populations-growing-during-a-poaching-crisis-the-final-countdown If you click the link I think it is pretty straightforward from there to 'back' the project. I will get onto Facebook now and share it on there as well so people can share with their friends and family if they would like to ;)
Oct 12, 2017
How can we maintain rhino populations during poaching crises? A population genetics management study.
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Here it is Jerry: https://experiment.com/projects/how-do-we-keep-wild-rhino-populations-growing-during-a-poaching-crisis-the-final-countdown If you click the link I think it is pretty straightforward from there to 'back' the project. I will get onto Facebook now and share it on there as well so people can share with their friends and family if they would like to ;)
Oct 12, 2017
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Haha...you're a star Jerry...I'll share the link to the new follow-up campaign tomorrow when it launches. Will reply on here and Facebook. Thanks so much. I look forward to the cat poem ;) xx
Oct 11, 2017
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Lilly her loveliness...it seems my earlier reply to you has disappeared. Lovely to hear from you and thanks for cheering me on. I'll share the link for the new campaign when it launches tomorrow and would be hugely appreciative if you could share with your friends on FB etc. I think of you all OFTEN and hope all is well with the Reads and Russells xxx
Oct 11, 2017
How can we maintain rhino populations during poaching crises? A population genetics management study.
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Jerryyyyyy you always make me laugh! Thanks for the fantastic bulletpoint life update...I need to take a leaf out of your book as my bulletpoints were more like essays. Thank you SO much for offer of further sponsorship ;). The campaign will launch tomorrow and I will share the link with you on here, and Facebook (which I am never on these days but will make the effort for the next few weeks). I would LOVE to visit you one day...and Judy who is also in Washington I believe? Glad you're still writing...sorry you're not acting...what a waste ;). I also miss Alaska dearly so can only imagine how much you do! More soon xxx
Oct 11, 2017
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THANKS Ethel....and to quote what I said to Phoebe below: "...to me...every donation, no matter how grand or small, is received with the same level of gratitude! And particularly when I consider ZAR-USD! I stumbled across an amazing little quote on Twitter this morning: "I gave you $10, He gave you $20. You felt that he was better just because he gave you more. But he had $200 dollars, and all I had was $10." (written exactly as it is) And that says it all really. I am truly humbled by everyone's generosity given our current economic situation, and I am not ignorant of how huge all of these contributions are! Also bearing in mind that to someone who has nothing (me), even ZAR10 is worth shouting about. Don't sell yourself short ;) xx"
Feb 05, 2016
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