Senegal Thick-knee

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Screened by a stand of large eucalyptus trees, I was at last able to concentrate on my quarry and complete my mission to bring you the Senegal Thick-knee (How many have you seen so far?). Birds Senegal Thick-knee thick-kneesCongratulations and Ululations With an Egyptian wedding at the hotel coinciding with the Eurovision Song contest, I couldn’t resist the sub-title. Apologies to anyone outside Greater Europe, to whom this indulgence probably means nothing at all.

Senegal – A Case for Self Sufficiency in Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Take the example of Senegal. Faced with this state of affairs for the last two years, Senegal is looking to completely overhaul its energy setup. This is especially strange for a country like Senegal which unlike many on the continent has been a stable democracy since 1960. In a new energy reworking, Senegal is looking at options beyond black gold. If it materializes, then it would make Senegal the second country after South Africa to become a nuclear producer.

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Vegan Privilege: Is There a Place for a Vegan in West Africa? ~ Colette Coleman

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Africa animal products choice diet inequality poverty Senegal veganism white privilege As I continue to make the choice to be vegan, I do so with gratitude that I can.

World’s First ‘Tablet Cafe’ Circumvents Chronic Power Cuts

Green Prophet

Bordered by Mauritania and Mali in West Africa, Senegal battles with frequent power outages and sluggish internet connections that cut into any cyber cafe’s bottom line, but tablets circumvent both problems. When Google launched a competition for one business in all of Africa to receive a suite of tablets to convert a cyber cafe into a tablet cafe, Médoune Seck from Senegal applied.

Marine Restoration Week: Restoring Blue Forests–Opportunities for Mangroves

Nature Conservancy - Science

That same year 30 million trees were planted in Senegal. Marine Measures Science coastal protection Ecosystem Services mangrove conservation mangrove restoration mangroves Mark Spalding Mark Spalding Nature Conservancy Senegal mangroves Mangroves grow like weeds, making them easy to restore. But conservationists still must plant carefully. Some mangroves, like this Avicennia, require a bit more care.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

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Boucher’s Birding Blog: Mamba Meets Bushbaby

Nature Conservancy - Science

After peering around in the dawn light a little more, we found a Senegal bushbaby ( Galago senegalensis )! A reward for getting up early: a surprise look at a Senegal bushbaby in daylight. Birds Mammals National Parks Reptiles baby bushbaby Birding birding Africa birding Ghana bushbaby canopy walkway deadly nature green mamba Kakum National Park mammals natural history predation predator prey reptiles Senegal bushbaby snakes Timothy Boucher Timothy Boucher Nature Conservancy

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Treating snail fever and swollen bellies with prawns

Green Prophet

Today, earning a master’s degree, he is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded organization Project Crevette to develop a natural way to stop schistosomiasis in Senegal — using cultured prawns based on research from Ben-Gurion University. He is concentrating his efforts on the local watering hole in the Lampsar Village in Senegal. This watering hole in Senegal is a breeding ground for snail fever.

Village Weavers

10,000 Birds

In the meantime, in order to rectify this I present some images of the Village Weaver, a widespread African species that ranges from Senegal to Ethiopia and down to South Africa. In many ways the weaver family is for Africa are similar beasts to the pseudowarblers of North America (sometimes called wood-warblers). There are a lot of them, they are generally attractive, and prone to being yellow.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Similar situation is reported in northern Senegal. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The Senegal River Basin Organization is probably the most far reaching arrangement today. The Organization manages the water assets in Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea as a “regional common”, transcending national interests. Inspired by the Senegal River Basin Organisation, the basin organisations in Congo and Gambia rivers are expected to intensify their cooperation this year.

The Dala Collection Makes Its Mark on Eco-Friendly Furniture

Green Furniture Home Design

Dedon’s 20 years of experience in outdoor furniture is a beacon of social responsibility, so it is no surprise that the origins of Dala—in name, form, and function—grew organically from Burks’ time spent studying traditional handmade craft techniques in Senegal.

Walt Whitman’s “To the Man-of-War-Bird”

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Hoopoe Lark

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Out into the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles from the coast of Senegal, lies an archipelago of islands known as Cape Verde. On the most popular tourist island of Sal, I was lucky to encounter the Hoopoe Lark , a bird of desert and dune. The Hoopoe Lark has only just recently been found to be breeding on the island of Sal, but just on the outskirts of the southernmost town of Santa Maria, it has found the perfect environment in the Dunas de Santa Maria.

Swarms!!! Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco on High Alert for Desert Locusts

Green Prophet

While not sound and “green” advice the FAO has brokered agreements with countries that have available appropriate pesticide stocks – Algeria, Morocco and Senegal – to donate them to Mali, Niger and Chad. Even a small swarm of locusts can eat the food of 35,000 people! .

Wall of Trees Hopes to Stand Ready Against the Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

The planned wall of trees would extend from Senegal to Djibouti. The eco-system could in turn serve as a revenue channel if some trees like the native acacia senegal tree are used or commercial cultivation of gum Arabic. A green barrier could be the only defense against the marching sand dunes of the Sahara. It is a fact that trees are the best cure for soil erosion, soil shifting and water retention.

Redgannet’s Year List 2015

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Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st. Senegal Parrot Poicepalus senegalus – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st. Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis – University of Ghana, Botanic Gardens – Jan 1st.

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Baby Spotted Dikkop

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We’ve shared plenty of pictorals of adult thick-knees, also known as stone-curlews or Dikkops, from Senegal Thick-knee ( here ) to Beach Stone-curlew ( here ) to Bush Thick-knee ( here and here ). Any worthwhile discussion of baby birds will wisely lean heavily towards young shorebirds, which are surely among the most adorable of all immature avifauna. And despite our evident New World bias here at 10,000 Birds, we have a fondness for Old World shorebirds like thick-knees.

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Purple Swamphen: Supertramp or superspecies?

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The colorful Purple Swamphen ( Porphyrio porphyrio ) lives in wetlands from Portugal and Senegal all the way east to New Zealand and the Samoan Islands, and a feral population is now well established in Florida.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Agroforestry Systems and Practices


In Ethiopia and Sudan, farmers obtain around 20 percent of their yearly income from gum yielding trees like Acacia senegal and Boswellia serrata [23]. Trees have always been important part of the countryside. When traveling through rural areas anywhere in the world you will see trees incorporated into the landscape. You will see orchards, scattered fruit trees in gardens, hedgerows separating fields, woodlands, or perhaps majestic oaks forming natural boundaries of meadows.

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Duncan’s 2015 List

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Senegal Lapwing ( Vanellus lugubris ); Mkuze GR, South Africa, 30 January. Senegal Cuckoo ( Centropus senegalensis ); Chobe NP, Botswana, 1 January. Struthionidae (Ostriches). Ostritch ( Struthio camelus ); Wakkerstroom, South Africa, 22 February. ANATIDAE (DUCKS). White-faced Whistling Duck ( Dendrocygna viduata ); Kasane, Botswana, 1 January. Lesser Whistling Duck ( Dendrocygna javanica ); Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore, 25 February.

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Saudi Takes a Chunk of Nile Water to Feed its Cows

Green Prophet

According to National Geographic, the King Abdullah Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad has catalyzed projects as far afield as Senegal River in West Africa and Indonesian New Guinea. Land grabs are old news, but National Geographic has taken a closer look at Saudi’s African interests in particular and the resulting story is startling.

The Bee-eaters of Africa

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Usually preferring arid zones, they occur across a large swathe of Subsaharan Africa, from western South Africa across to East Africa and westwards along the Sahel zone (the dry woodlands south of the Sahara) to Senegal. Little Green Bee-eater Little Green Bee-eater by Adam Riley This is one of the world’s most widespread bee-eaters, occurring from Senegal in the west to Vietnam in the east, but with its range restricted to a fairly narrow latitudinal belt across Africa and Asia.

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The Green Changemakers

The second part of the book presents two case studies: one from Vietnam and the other from Senegal. Multidimensional poverty in Senegal: a non-monetary basic needs approach Jean Bosco Ki, Salimata Faye, and Bocar Faye 2009 7.

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Pink in Africa

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It has a wide range across a zone known as the Sahel, an arid zone woodland and savanna region immediately below the Sahara desert stretching from Senegal to Somalia. 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”. There are certainly some stunners involved. Pink-throated Twinspot. Definitely my personal favorite of Africa’s pink birds is the delicate Pink-throated Twinspot.

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African Leaders Push For Project To Stop Encroaching Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

The Great Green Wall would stretch from Senegal on the west coast of Africa to Ethiopia on the east coast of Africa. Desertification is becoming more prevalent across the globe for varying reasons. One of the largest contributing factors to desertification is global warming. Additional factors include deforestation and livestock grazing. One area suffering from encroaching desert is Africa as the Sahara Desert continues to grow yearly.

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Organic Cotton on the Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

and Turkey lead the world with organic cotton crops with India, Peru, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Senegal, Israel, Greece, Benin and Brazil in distant positions. In recent years, it’s become easier to find clothing made from organic cotton. As I looked for holiday gifts, I was surprised to find how many t-shirt companies gave organic cotton as an option, and one that I was quick to choose.

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How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?


Around 12 million trees were planted in Senegal alone and positive effects on soils are already visible in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Niger and Burkina Faso [8]. As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities. Throughout the history, sand dunes have always been retreating or slowly expanding into adjacent areas when given the chance. But processes that happen during desertification are different. They do not follow natural patterns.

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Poisoning Vultures Will Come Back to Bite Us

Nature Conservancy - Science

Critically endangered Rüppell’s, white-backed, and hooded vultures in Senegal. The world’s vultures are in crisis. Of 22 species worldwide, 75% are in decline. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature ’s red list, nine species are critically endangered, three are endangered, four are near threatened, and only six are of least concern. Vultures fill a unique ecological niche.

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Sustainable 'Youth Centre' brightens the future of Niaforang village


Pratima Kalra: The background of the Niaforang project is set in a small village in Senegal by the name, Niaforang. It is inhabited by around 300 people, who are mostly unemployed as the economy of the village is too poor to even support this trivial population. The aim of the project was to build a Youth Center to help the underprivileged citizens of the village.

Willie Creek

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We had not seen any yet this year and inspired by the post on the Senegal Thick-knee we realised there was an opportunity to add one more bird to my year list ! Broome’s famous Cable Beach, named after the telegraph undersea cable that was laid in 1889 to enable communication with England via Singapore, stretches about 23 kilometres-14 miles. The first creek to the north is Willie Creek and we often visit it on the south side when we monitor the breeding pairs of Pied Oystercatchers.

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Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

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We had decided to leave predawn to avoid the intense midday heat and this wise choice provided us with excellent nocturnal sightings, including Three-banded Courser, Black-faced and Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse, Donaldson-Smith’s Nightjar, Senegal Galago (diminutive nocturnal primates), a family of Bat-eared Foxes , Black-backed Jackal, Common Genet and several other small mammalian fauna.

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Collaborative list – August 2019

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Senegal Coucal – Centropus senegalensis. Senegal Thick-knee – Burhinus senegalensis. Senegal Parrot – Poicephalus senegalus. eBird have applied their new taxonomy as of July/August 2019. What a boon for listers. Desk-top birders have been anxiously awaiting the new catalogue, hoping for splits to boost numbers rather than lumps to reduce them.

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Giraffes Rebounding In Some Areas Of Africa

Eco Friendly Daily

Their population inhabited from the Atlantic coast in Senegal to mid-continent in Chad. Giraffes are the world’s tallest creatures and are well known around the world. A decade ago, there were 140,000 giraffes in Africa, today there are less than 100,000. The reasons are varied but essentially boil down to human interference. Poaching, increasing human populations, numerous wars and even increasing desert areas are pinpointed as devastating to the giraffes.

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The Natural Choice for Our Water Resources

Conservancy Talk

It was constructed in the Senegal Delta in 1985 to stop the dry season influx of saline water into the lower delta and to store water for irrigation. There’s often this sense that we have a choice to make—a choice about whether to protect the environment or to focus on growing more food or getting clean water to more people. With more strategic thinking about how we manage water, though, we can truly see improvements in all of these areas. And that helps me sleep at night.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Cooperating Non-members: Belize, Indonesia, Senegal, Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador and Vietnam. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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The Tech Museum Environmental Awards 2007

Eco Friendly Daily

Marc-André Ledoux discovered that a harmful algae in Senegal— an introduced species that has reduced biodiversity, blocked irrigation channels, provided habitat for mosquitoes, and contaminated drinking water— can be harvested to provide fuel for cooking. The Tech Museum Awards is an international award and gala ceremony honouring people’s efforts in “technology benefiting humanity.”

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Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

While MASHAV has similar programs in Benin, Kenya, Ethiopia and Niger, TIPA is devoted primarily to farmers in Senegal, where 75 percent of the population is involved with farming. “We Investing in African Agriculture. This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

What’s It Like to Have Your Period in Nigeria?

Eco Chic

Then the medical student in Senegal messaged me again. . A reusable menstrual kit including cloth pad and a cup. Photo by Vanessa Ramirez on Pexels. Two years ago, I received an Instagram message from a medical student in Nigeria. . “I’m I’m a medical student in my final year and I am the CEO of Youths Enlightenment Senitel, an NGO for girls in Nigeria,” the note started out. . “I

Foreskin Removal for Zulus Prevents AIDS

Green Prophet

In Africa, JAIP is active in Swaziland, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa. Does circumcision offer health benefits? A medical historian I spoke with says yes, it does. She’s now working in Africa with Zulus. It was a tradition long ago practiced. Now Zulu tribes in Africa are returning to the Jewish custom of male circumcision to reduce the spread of AIDS.

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Collaborative List – November 2019

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Senegal Thick-knee – Burhinus senegalensis. Senegal Coucal – Centropus senegalensis. Despite last month being a record month by every measure we could think of, the cumulative total for the year had barely scraped past 2,400.

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Sustainable, sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin’s book ‘Ecovillages’

The Green Changemakers

Los Angeles Ecovillage , for instance, is an island of frugality in the heart of Southern California’s consumer culture, whereas Colufifa , a Senegal-based village network, is primarily concerned with hunger prevention. Los Angeles Ecovillage , for instance, is an island of frugality in the heart of consumer culture, whereas Colufifa , a Senegal-based village network, works to prevent hunger. Litfin attends a meeting of village leaders in Colufifa, in Senegal and the Gambia.

AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

Using Participatory Education and Action Research for Health Risk Reduction Amongst Farmers in Dakar, Senegal Nita Chaudhuri 1 2008 11.

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