The Bee-eaters of Africa
AUGUST 14, 2012
The wonderful family Meropidae contains 27 dazzling species, of which Africa is endowed with no less than 20 species, the balance occurring across Asia and with one as far afield as Australia. They occur throughout Subsaharan Africa but avoid the deserts and rainforests.
South Africa’s endemic birds
DECEMBER 13, 2011
My home country of South Africa can only be described as a birding paradise! In this post, I’d like to focus on a small selection of South Africa’s special endemic birds. South Africa’s national bird is the Blue Crane. A dancing Blue Crane , South Africa’s national bird.
Dreaming of Africa
AUGUST 18, 2016
Phoebe Snetsinger had that experience while birding East Africa for the first time and seeing as many birds as she did in the US for the previous 50 years.). Trips Africa endemics Uganda
Africa’s endangered species
JULY 10, 2012
All the inhabited continents except Africa have experienced bird extinctions; however the 2012 update of the IUCN Red List shows a startling, but not altogether unexpected, trend in that more and more of our bird species are facing extinction. Birds Conservation Africa endangered birds
APRIL 10, 2012
They occur in three biogeographic regions; the Neotropic, Afrotropic and Indo-Malaya ecozones, basically tropical South and Central America, Africa south of the Sahara and tropical Asia. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird is a woodland species that occurs widely through Africa.
Hoatzins invaded South America from Africa … by raft
OCTOBER 13, 2011
In Africa. But an out-of-Africa hypothesis certainly gives us more to ponder as we regard possible relationships with the African turacos and other clades. Birds africa Folivore fossils South America taxonomy and systematics
The Storks of Africa
MAY 8, 2012
Africa has more than its fair share of storks, with 8 of the world’s 19 species gracing the continent. This blogpost discusses and illustrates Africa’s stork species, with Shoebill added as a bonus or honorary stork!
Yellow-billed Kites in South Africa
APRIL 8, 2015
It is now treated as its own species, confined to Africa and the tip of Arabia (Black Kites also migrate here from Europe and Asia). 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.
Africa – Birding down Memory Lane
JUNE 11, 2015
Under that impossibly blue sky of Africa. Everything around you is new and the World is exciting again, or was it simply Africa? I did use the word “Africa” too many times. Trips Africa Botswana city birdsGaborone, Botswana; June 1999. Marvellous orange-pink sunrise high over the Indian Ocean… Then, landing on a small airport at Gaborone, Botswana. Impossibly bright blue sky. Billboards advertising safari operators in the north of the country.
Africa’s Big Five and Little Five
DECEMBER 11, 2012
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 ? Africa is famous for its large, charismatic mammals, and the Big Five epitomize the most sought-after of these fantastic beasts.
Nyala, Southern Africa’s Stunning Antelope
APRIL 29, 2015
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. But it is in Africa that the group reaches its most diverse, from the enormous Eland to the diminutive Suni, and a whole range of body types in between. Mammals antelope South Africa
Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa
JULY 15, 2015
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. The park did have a pack of African Wild Dogs, or Painted Wolves, the species I had gone to Africa to see. Birding Lion South Africa
2014 Was The Worst Year for Rhino Deaths in South Africa
DECEMBER 19, 2014
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. What’s even more startling about the Read More The post 2014 Was The Worst Year for Rhino Deaths in South Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi.
33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
While in captivity, Read More The post 33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Getting the Best Value for Conservation in Africa
Nature Conservancy - Science
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
When we started this process we had a really simple question,” says Matt Brown, the Conservancy’s director of conservation for Africa , “where will TNC investments offer us the best return? 2014) A return-on-investment framework to identify conservation priorities in Africa.
Making the Right to Clean Water a Reality in East Africa.
JANUARY 25, 2016
Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Green WAYLON: Today Only basic human right clean water East Africa Kenya Susteq unreasonable instituteIn Kenya, with a population of 45 million, 17.5 million lack access to safe water.
WATCH: Heartwarming Journey of Two Ex-Circus Lions to Africa
JANUARY 20, 2016
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.
DECEMBER 16, 2013
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New report will help advance health and water conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa
DECEMBER 20, 2013
Last week, TNC joined with USAID and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) to launch Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Integration Guidelines: A Framework for Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Review: Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa
MARCH 25, 2015
I have to admit, I didn’t think it could when I left for Africa last year. I had a copy of Sasol’s eBirds of Southern Africa on my iPhone (and iPad), but I had bought it to brush up on my African birds in my spare time, like on bus trips or particularly long meetings. I had planned to buy a new copy of the Sasol Birds of Southern Africa when I arrived in Cape Town, to replace my 13 year old copy (which I brought as well).
People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris
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MARCH 16, 2015
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Tears on the Smiling Coast: How my Time in Africa Changed Me.
JULY 14, 2015
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.
Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter
OCTOBER 16, 2015
The majestic creature, who was estimated to Read More The post Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter appeared first on Ecorazzi. When will the killing end? A German hunter reportedly paid $60,000 to shoot and kill one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe.
Angelina Jolie to Direct Elephant Poaching Film ‘Africa’
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Angelina Jolie will direct Skydance''s film ''Africa'' revolving around Richard Leakey''s elephant poaching story. Read More The post Angelina Jolie to Direct Elephant Poaching Film ‘Africa’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds
JANUARY 10, 2012
The family Picathartidae consists of two very unusual birds; White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes , endemic to the Upper Guinea forests of West Africa; and Gray-necked or Red-headed , restricted to Lower Guinea forests of Central Africa.
Saudi Arabian Solar Chosen by South Africa
JUNE 6, 2012
A Saudi solar project with gigantic storage could deliver solar at night in South Africa. South Africa’s new renewable energy policy is one of the most professionally discriminating in the world, according to SolarReserve SVP Tom Georgis.
Sunny Solar Outlook For Middle East and North Africa
JANUARY 18, 2013
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to bring 3.5GW of solar capacity online by 2015: Saudi Arabia and Turkey lead the way.
Smuggled Parrots in South Africa
APRIL 13, 2011
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. Asides
Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm
OCTOBER 23, 2015
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.
IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20
JUNE 20, 2012
Renewing Africa’s Energy Future is the theme of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) side-event scheduled to take place today at the Rio +20 conference underway in Brazil. And North Africa, despite the Arab Spring uprisings, is leading the pack. :: IRENA.
Africa’s Challenge in the 21st Century – Food Security
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
Africa as a whole is going to face two major problems in the 21 st century: The first problem is how to feed the growing population of the continent, the second is how to adept to climate change.
I Remember Elephants
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Nevertheless, only the most important news I did follow, those about the decision-making process on future sales of elephants and their ivory at a global wildlife summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, the first such meeting since 2013. In Africa, one elephant is being killed every 15 minutes.
Rhinos Airlifted to Safety in South Africa (PHOTOS)
MAY 28, 2014
No, if you’re in South Africa, it’s probably a rhino. In the continuous effort to save rhinoceros from poachers, conservationists in South Africa are Read More The post Rhinos Airlifted to Safety in South Africa (PHOTOS) appeared first on Ecorazzi. It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
Rare Elephant Twins Born in South Africa
DECEMBER 10, 2014
An extremely rare set of twin elephants were born this week at a game reserve in South Africa. Curve, a 31-year-old elephant, gave birth to the unnamed babies at Pongola Read More The post Rare Elephant Twins Born in South Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Africa: The last frontier?
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
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. Again, this is the path that must be in the thinking and at negotiating table in Africa today. Africa once led the world.
Jessica the Hippo Doesn’t Know She is Africa’s Most Dangerous Animal
JANUARY 5, 2012
Experiencing the incredible bond between game warden Tonie Joubert and Jessica the Hippo, it’s easy to forget that this is Africa’s most fearsome animal. This is typically how hunting works in Africa.
Nature’s Role in Providing Clean Water in Africa
AUGUST 17, 2016
This past February, I was fortunate to join George Njugi, conservation coordinator for water funds in Kenya, for two days in the Upper Tana River watershed—the site of the Conservancy’s first water fund in Africa. “Water is life.”
Israelis Design Cardboard Wheelchairs for Africa
OCTOBER 30, 2012
At present, the non-government organization that distributes wheelchairs to people in Africa who can’t afford to buy their own spend $6 million each year purchasing 120,000 metal chairs from China.
80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
According to a recent survey, Africa and the Middle East is the second region in the world that is most concerned about climate change. Latin America, Africa and Middle East Lead The Way. Climate Africa Climate Change environmental awareness environmental education MENA social change
Ralph Fiennes Wants Help for West Africa
APRIL 11, 2012
Ralph Fiennes is using his voice and star power to raise awareness about the crises taking place in West Africa where millions of children are at risk of death. Read More. Causes News People Top News ralph fiennes