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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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Carmine bee-eaters occur throughout most of Subsaharan Africa, and many populations migrate widely post breeding.

South Africa’s endemic birds

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My home country of South Africa can only be described as a birding paradise! South Africa’s national bird is the Blue Crane.

Dreaming of Africa

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In “Where to Watch Birds in Africa”, Nigel Wheatley says: “In terms of its size, Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa.”

Africa’s endangered species

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White-backed and Hooded occur throughout most of Subsaharan Africa, but Rueppell’s is restricted to East and West Africa.

Wakkerstroom, South Africa: It’s a Lark

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I’ve not made spectacular progress writing up my trip to Africa earlier this year, so perhaps I should get on that. I do have more to say on last week’s piece, but I need time to think about what people have been saying. Birding South AfricaWhite-throated Swallows. terrible shot of Barrow’s Korhaan. Pied Starling.

Hoatzins invaded South America from Africa … by raft

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In Africa. Birds africa Folivore fossils South America taxonomy and systematicsThe Hoatzin was described initially as a pheasant.

Yellow-billed Kites in South Africa

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Birds kites South Africa Last weekend I finally caved and bought a new laptop to replace the one that swan-dived off my bed last November. My desktop simply can’t cope with the number and size of images that modern digital cameras produce, and this meant that I was finally able to start sorting through my many photos I took on my trip.

The Storks of Africa

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Africa has more than its fair share of storks, with 8 of the world’s 19 species gracing the continent. They also prey on frogs and crabs.

Africa – Birding down Memory Lane

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Under that impossibly blue sky of Africa. Everything around you is new and the World is exciting again, or was it simply Africa? And, yes, I know. I did use the word “Africa” too many times. Trips Africa Botswana city birdsGaborone, Botswana; June 1999. Impossibly bright blue sky. It took me a while to ID it.

Nyala, Southern Africa’s Stunning Antelope

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I’m a big fan of the antelopes, a group that is most commonly associated with Africa but which also occurs in Asia and, if you stretch the term to be cladistically meaningful, Europe and North America. Mammals antelope South AfricaThe delicate markings if two male Nyala. female Nyala in Imfolozi. With an elephant for scale.

Africa’s Big Five and Little Five

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of Africa’s famous Big Five , but do you know there is also an equally fascinating Little Five ?

Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa

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The history of Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa is a slightly unusual one. It is a good place for South African birders, as several species are found here and nowhere else in South Africa, and it holds a small number of endemics that it shares with the Mozambique lowlands. Birding Lion South AfricaThe days were demanding.

33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa


While in captivity, Read More The post 33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi.

2014 Was The Worst Year for Rhino Deaths in South Africa


As the year comes to a close, South Africa has set a new record when it comes to rhino slayings by the hands of poachers.

Making the Right to Clean Water a Reality in East Africa.

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In Kenya, with a population of 45 million, 17.5 million lack access to safe water.

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Getting the Best Value for Conservation in Africa

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2014)  A return-on-investment framework to identify conservation priorities in Africa. Science Africa research spatial data Credit: T.H.

WATCH: Heartwarming Journey of Two Ex-Circus Lions to Africa


Two rescued ex-circus lions from Bulgaria have finally arrived in South Africa, after embarking on an epic journey of more than 10,000 miles.

Stunning Photos of Little Girl Who Grew Up With Animals in Africa.

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Take a gander at these photos of Tippi Degre'' and see if you don''t have a touch of communing-with-nature-at-it''s-most-spectacular envy.

New report will help advance health and water conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Another day, another report released here in Washington, right? The guidelines and launch event recording are available at: [link].

Review: Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa

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When I got to South Africa though I was struck with some indecision. In particular the GPS function didn’t seem to work in Botswana and Zimbabwe (I am, I have to confess, guessing there was a GPS function as it seemed to work in South Africa in areas with no signal. I may be mistaken). There had also been a number of splits.

People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

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Tears on the Smiling Coast: How my Time in Africa Changed Me.

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Adventure Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Africa African politics college cultural differences culture Gambia politics smiling coast student study abroad touristIn the May of 2012, my mind was blown, my heart was scarred, and my soul was ignited.

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Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter


The majestic creature, who was estimated to Read More The post Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Angelina Jolie to Direct Elephant Poaching Film ‘Africa’


Angelina Jolie will direct Skydance''s film ''Africa'' revolving around Richard Leakey''s elephant poaching story.

Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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Birds Africa Cameroon features Ghana Picathartes Rockfowl West AfricaWhite-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes,  Bonkro, Ghana.

Saudi Arabian Solar Chosen by South Africa

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A Saudi solar project with gigantic storage could deliver solar at night in South Africa. First solar project for ACWA. In U.S. Oil Prices.

Sunny Solar Outlook For Middle East and North Africa

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Saudi Arabia and Turkey are expected to account for 70 percent of MENA’s total demand; each nation has unique motivations and strategies.

Smuggled Parrots in South Africa

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A sad reminder of what is ultimately behind the birds you find in cages: birds being taken from the wild and subjected to horrible stress and, often, death. Even birds that were bred in captivity are still not domesticated, have wild instincts, and are not meant to live in cages. a. Asides

Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm


In their continuing push to invest in renewable energy sources, Google is taking part in a major development in Africa: a wind power plant in Kenya that when completed will Read More The post Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

I Remember Elephants

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In Africa, one elephant is being killed every 15 minutes. Conservation Africa CITES elephants Mammals poachingShrunk? Declined? Or – not?

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IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20

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As part of their negotiations with leaders throughout Africa, IRENA is pitching Morocco as the continent’s pilot country.

Africa’s Challenge in the 21st Century – Food Security


Both problems are interlinked since climate change has the potential for having severe implications on the food security in Africa.

Rhinos Airlifted to Safety in South Africa (PHOTOS)


No, if you’re in South Africa, it’s probably a rhino. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Animals Causes News Top News

Rare Elephant Twins Born in South Africa


An extremely rare set of twin elephants were born this week at a game reserve in South Africa. Animals News Top News

Africa: The last frontier?

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The one large-scale market left to develop is Africa. They are principles being lived successfully by multiple resilient and transition communities as I write these words, many of them in Africa itself, so this is no longer just empty theory or rhetoric. That, I believe, is the question now facing Africa.

Nature’s Role in Providing Clean Water in Africa

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Or were there other opportunities in Africa to leverage the shared value of water for new conservation investments? “Water is life.”

Jessica the Hippo Doesn’t Know She is Africa’s Most Dangerous Animal

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This is typically how hunting works in Africa. She now weighs nearly 2, 200 pounds and sleeps on their veranda in the Limpopo province!

Women Still The Best Weapon Against Poachers in S. Africa


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Israelis Design Cardboard Wheelchairs for Africa

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The same team behind the already world-famous cardboard bicycle have added a few other items to their repertoire, including a cardboard wheelchair.

80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

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According to a recent survey, Africa and the Middle East is the second region in the world that is most concerned about climate change.