Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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It has also been suggested that the picathartes may be the last survivors of a now extinct ancient bird order. Gray-necked or Red-headed Picathartes in Korup National Park, Cameroon. A Gray-necked Picathartes nesting colony in Cameroon.

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Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


Lacking the charisma of the largest or fastest animals of the world, the fact that they are being poached to extinction has gone largely unnoticed by the world. What would happen if pangolins go extinct? And becoming harder to find since they are on the brink of extinction.

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Introducing the African Birding Beat

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And Africa is the ONLY continent without an extinct bird to boot! Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears. Better yet, offer up your eyeballs because we have a powerhouse post here that deserves, nay demands your full attention.

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Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

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The Upper Guinea forests are one of the world’s 25 most biologically diverse and endangered ecosystems and are also classified as an Endemic Bird Area, with nearly 20 endemic birds, most of them threatened by extinction. Furthermore, several birds that were considered extinct or not occurring in Ghana have been found to exist, such as White-necked Picathartes and Nimba Flycatcher , both threatened Upper Guinea endemics.

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The Earth Charter's Worldchanger Scholarships

The Green Changemakers

The intercultural exchange was very good and in a way we were able to share and learn from colleagues the world over.” - Ndenge Godden Zama, Cameroon "e-GLO is a great connection experience.

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"Cesarean, Beyond the Wound" & Other Life Images. ~ Ana Álvarez.

Elephant Journal

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