ORPHANED OTTER IS AN AMBASSADOR FOR CONSERVATION IN THE CONGO

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Isle of Skye, Scotland, 12/21/2010: Since mid-February otter conservation organisation, the International Otter Survival Fund, have been helping missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise an orphaned Congo Clawless Otter.

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The Birds at Itasca State Park Are All Wet

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When I studied the Efe Pygmies of the Congo, I discovered (and yes, it was me who discovered this amazing fact everyone now knows) that the Efe organize their space in elongated linear trails. Trips Anthropology Hunter-Gatherers Itasca State Park Lake Country MinnesotaI’m writing this post a day late (sorry) from Itasca State Park, Minnesota.

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Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

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Nineteen days later we had racked up an amazing list of 436 species, including some of Africa’s least known birds such as Congo Serpent Eagle , Yellow-footed Honeyguide , Tessmann’s Flycatcher , Yellow-bearded Greenbul , Black-collared Lovebird and much besides. Most importantly the Upper Guinea forests, one of Africa’s two major rainforest regions (the other being the far more extensive Lower Guinea forests of the Congo basin and surrounding areas).

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Do birds avoid predators because of culture?

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My research in the Congo supports this idea. I spent a lot of time with Efe Pygmy hunters in the deep forest, and I spent a certain amount of time either entirely alone or with only one other researcher, this or that American. But in the absence of Efe Pygmy hunters, we ran into ground mammals much more frequently, and not because we were doing a better job of sneaking around. Tradeoffs in behavior, and plasticity.

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

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These big game hunters feel that displaying an animal head, its pelt or even an entire animal, stuffed, is an emblem of their prowess. This psychological need is the incentive for big game hunters everywhere and they are willing to pay large sums of money for the opportunity. .

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