Namibia’s 15 key birds

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Gaining independence in 1990, Namibia is one of Africa’s “newer” nations, although not quite as newborn as South Sudan which has yet to celebrate its first anniversary! However, Namibia’s colonial history began earlier, in 1884 when it was annexed by the Germans.

Tourism Boycott Heats up as Namibia Prepares to Kill 91,000 Seals

Green Prophet

The lesser known hunt in Namibia? Every year between July and September, in the early hours of the morning before tourists flock to marvel at Cape Fur seals living at the Cape Cross colony in Namibia, men bearing clubs corral hundreds of pups that are often not weaned.

Namibia Seeks Funding for Drone Army to Fight Poaching

Eccorazzi

A private conservation trust has been formed in Namibia to fund the acquisition of up to 14 aerial drones to combat poaching in remote areas.

This is How We Do It in Namibia: A Happy Conservation Story. {Video}

Elephant Journal

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Sea Shepherd Aerial Drone to Monitor Namibia Seal Slaughter

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society undertook a dangerous campaign in Namibia last year, in an attempt to document the seal hunt at Cape Cross, a tourist spot and a designated seal Read More The post Sea Shepherd Aerial Drone to Monitor Namibia Seal Slaughter appeared first on Ecorazzi.

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

Hatem Yavuz is the King of Seal Killers

Green Prophet

Hatem Yavuz buys the pelts of every one of the 86,000 seal pups that are slaughtered every year in Namibia. Every year in Namibia, 86,000 Cape Fur Seal pups are butchered to death and only one man has the contract to turn their fur into so-called fashionable apparel.

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Seal Clubbing Video Reveals Horrors of Namibia's Seal Clubbing

Celsias

Earthrace Conservation today released graphic footage captured by covert filming of the annual seal cull on one of Namibia’s highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area. The footage shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal. link].

An Inspired Future: How One African Nation Took Back Their Land & Lives. ~ Marylee Fairbanks

Elephant Journal

War broke out in John’s home country of Namibia between 1966 and 1990. John Kasaona was a child when his father took him into the bush and taught him to hunt. His father understood and respected the wildlife. He regarded the land and its inhabitants as an extension of himself. People fought for control. Poaching [.].

Heroines for the Planet: Cheetah Conservation Fund Founder Dr. Laurie Marker

Eco Chic

We spoke to Dr. Marker about what cheetahs are up against around the world, her recent Clinton Global Initiative commitment, and what it’s like to live in Namibia, Africa. Lindsay: In 1991, you sold your possessions and moved to Namibia to help save the cheetahs and co-create CCF.

Animal Planet’s ‘SEAL WARS’ Gets a Fantastic Trailer

Eccorazzi

We first caught wind of Animal Planet’s “Seal Wars” development last August – after a Sea Shepherd campaign infiltrated Namibia’s notorious seal slaughter. “We We created quite a controversy in Namibia, Read More. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News

How eco-friendly are barbecues?

Green (Living) Review

If you are shopping on price, and there are some who will, no doubt have to, alas, that charcoal will arrive typically via Felixstowe on a giant container ship from Namibia, 5,000 miles away, of from other, far away places. A 2010 investigation, “Namibia's Black Gold?”,

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First American in 30 Years Imports Black Rhino Trophy Kill

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Reinke claims he is committed to saving the endangered black rhinoceros - so much so that he traveled to Namibia where he contributed nearly $200,000 to a trust fund for the opportunity to shoot and kill one. David K.

Dallas Safari Club to ‘Save Rhinos’ By Auctioning Off a Rhino Hunt

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Fish and Wildlife Service will allow the ''trophy,'' a critically endangered black rhino, to be imported from Namibia. The U.S. Read More The post Dallas Safari Club to ‘Save Rhinos’ By Auctioning Off a Rhino Hunt appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

An Astronaut’s-Camera View of Earth

Wend Magazine

In addition to spanning across the planet–showing outstanding geographical spots such as the coast of Namibia, the Kamchatka Peninsula and Utah’s Salt Lake–the film captures weather conditions from the perspective of a space ship–such as the thunderhead that appears over what the narrator suspects is the Amazon River. Click here to view the embedded video. Sure, you’ve seen photos from space.

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‘Seal Wars’: Is Animal Planet Prepping Another Sea Shepherd Series?

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Now, on the heels of the conservation org’s secret infiltration of Namibia’s seal hunt comes hints of yet another potential series/special. The relationship between Sea Shepherd and Animal Planet appears to be getting tighter.

Why Are Rhinos Endangered?

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A number of southern African countries like South Africa and Namibia had, for a time, stymied poaching through the use of strong law enforcement with intensive monitoring in areas that are specifically state-protected. Rhino couple in Namibia.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least.

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Termite technology to shape new ‘breathing’ buildings

Green (Living) Review

Dr Rupert Soar, a reader in sustainable technologies at Nottingham Trent University, and an expert in biomimetics, will travel to India and Namibia to digitally scan and analyse a variety of termite mounds.

Duncan’s 2015 List

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African Pygmy-goose ( Nettapus auritus ); Caprivi Strip, Namibia, 1 January. Long-tailed Cormorant, or Reed Cormorant ( Microcarbo africanus ); Caprivi Strip, Namibia, 2 January. African Darter ( Anhinga rufa ); Caprivi Strip, Namibia, 2 January. Hamerkop ( Scopus umbretta ); Caprivi Strip, Namibia, 1 January. Striated Heron, or Green Heron, ( Butorides striatus ); Caprivi Strip, Namibia, 2 December. Struthionidae (Ostriches).

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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Excellent places for finding Southern Carmines include Shakawe in the panhandle of Botswana’s Okavango Swamps and along the Zambezi in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip (a particularly large colony exists near Kalizo Lodge).

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The Green Climate Fund To Be Based in South Korea, But It's Empty

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The Board of the fund has selected Songdo, Incheon City, South Korea, the board of the fund over Mexico, Germany ,Namibia, Poland and Switzerland who had also sought to be the headquarters. A new U.N.

Weavers

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Image by Adam Riley in Namibia. Image taken by Felicity Riley in Namibia. Image taken by Adam Riley in Namibia. Image taken in Namibia by Adam Riley. Weavers are truly magical birds, combining bright plumages with ingenious weaving talents and cheerful, noisy social lives.

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What is a Palm-thrush?

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Across the Chobe River from Kasane, overlooking the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. A post I wrote a few weeks ago where I made some disparaging remarks about America’s pseudowarblers (and poetry) generated a certain amount of negative feedback, and clearly some apologies are in order. Mum, Dad, I’m sorry I described my childhood as feral. As for the rest of you, poking fun at your pseudowarblers is too much fun for me to stop.

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Hoatzins invaded South America from Africa … by raft

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From Namibia. We humans have a very deep and powerful urge to assemble individual data points into some sort of larger construct — to label and categorize them and understand how they relate to other things we know.

I Remember Elephants

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Of those range states, opposed were South Africa, Namibia and, not surprisingly, Zimbabwe. Late last month, while searching for bears , woodpeckers and spirits of Greece, I deliberately avoided checking any news, especially from my home country.

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Introducing the African Birding Beat

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One of Africa’s unique birds, a Secretarybird photographed in Etosha National Park, Namibia The Cape Rockjumper belongs to an African endemic family comprising of 2 species Madagascar, oft termed the 8th continent, has her own attractions.

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Lebanon Joins CITES: Can we Stop Killing Everything Now?

Green Prophet

Africa’s elephants and rhinos have been getting a lot of attention in the international press recently as syndicated poaching groups grow more vigilant and organized, decimating hundreds of the last remaining populations in South Africa, Namibia and elsewhere.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

African penguins lived and bred on islands off the coasts of Namibia and South Africa. There is another mainland colony in South Africa and one in Namibia. African penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Lightning 'Round the World | Wend Blog

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Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition! Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share Lightning ‘Round the World Sarah Esterman February 26th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @sarahesterman There are few things in nature more sublime than lightning.

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Pink in Africa

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Another southern African endemic, this species ranges widely across the dry grasslands of central South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. They usually occur in pairs or small groups but can gather in the thousands when conditions are right – for example when Etosha Pan in Namibia floods. Of course Africa could not to be left out of the pink weekend so I have researched all African species whose official or alternative names include the word “pink”.

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“The Birder’s Guide to Africa” by Michael Mills

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Tourist-friendly, but no endemics, hence serious birders visit it for a few add-on days to a trip to neighbouring Namibia, recommendable for a casual birder/nature lover not on a tight budget.

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Africa’s Big Five and Little Five

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Prime destinations for seeing African Elephant in the wild include Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda. Black Rhinos are best sought in South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania.

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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Namibia (595 / 690). What are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while ago, hidden somewhere at the not so easy to navigate BirdLife International’s website, and I have used it as my computer wallpaper ever since. Usually, I interchange some birdy wallpapers several times per month, but this one has stayed for several months already. It makes me think what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Why am I here?

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Beaten by an Angry Bird

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A few years back, I birded northern Greece with a couple from Namibia. Noisy wing beats, heavy landing behind the stern, water splashing everywhere and then, a hit of a heavy wing on my upper arm…. It had been a while since I saw Greater Flamingoes and was thrilled to see them again.

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Africa’s endangered species

10,000 Birds

Image by Adam Riley African Penguin Also known as the Jackass (from its braying call) or Black-footed Penguin, Africa’s only penguin is restricted to the cooler southern section of the continent, breeding at 25 offshore and 4 mainland colonies in South Africa and Namibia.

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Angelina Jolie’s Louis Vuitton Ad Benefits Charity

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Back in January, it was announced that the couple had given a $2 million donation to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. While the exact amount is not known, we can confirm that Angelina Jolie did use some of the proceeds from her stunning new Louis Vuitton ad to benefit charity.

Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Community-based wildlife management in Namibia is succeeding on conservation and social outcomes, but struggles with financial sustainability. Jellyfish are uniquely efficient swimmers, according to a new metric that compares across different sizes and body shapes.

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A Long Journey to 5,000 Birds: 34 Years, 6 Continents, & 47 Countries

Nature Conservancy - Science

1 of 9 Lilac-breasted Roller in Namibia. Photo © Tim Boucher 3 of 9 A Rosy-faced Lovebird in Namibia. I remember the day vividly. It was my brother’s 18th birthday. A friend gave him a book on the birds of Southern Africa. We looked out the window and saw a bunch of little brown birds.

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1 Kilogram of Spongy Fabric Traps 3.4 Liters of Fog Water

Green Prophet

The current samples are optimized by the day and night temperature variations experienced in places like the Namib Desert in Namibia, though it seems that it would be equally effective in humid Gulf countries, where clean drinking water comes at a premium.

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