Tanzania – Africa at its best

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Tanzania is without a doubt the quintessential African safari nation. Despite being a proud South African, my honest answer is Tanzania. This 12,000 square mile ecosystem stretches across north-western Tanzania into the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Destinations africa tanzania

People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

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Despite reassurances by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete as recently as November, 2014, that […] People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Tanzania Unveils New Elephant Orphanage

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This is very good news for elephants: an orphanage for baby elephants is underway in Tanzania, which is scheduled to open June 1. More and more baby elephants are roaming Read More The post Tanzania Unveils New Elephant Orphanage appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Birds of Tanzania

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Walter Kitundu of Bird Light Wind has an amazing four - part photographic series of the birds of Tanzania. And now he working on the animals, starting with lions. These images are well worth clicking through for, I promise! Asides

WildAid Launches Major Elephant Campaign in Tanzania

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WildAid launched a major campaign for Tanzania’s elephants and the severe poaching crisis in Dar es Salaam on June 18.

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

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Family Planning and Climate Change: A Ground-Level View in Tanzania. Tanzania is acutely vulnerable to climate change : mean annual precipitation has decreased significantly across the country from 1960 to the present, and seasonal rainfall patterns have already changed.

Eddie Game: Why Tanzania is Wrong to Pursue ‘Fortress Conservation’ with the Maasai

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Maasai milking a cow, Tanzania. Credit: mar is sea Y/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

I hear the drums echoing tonight

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Tanzanian Starlings, Shrikes, and Weavers (Part 3)

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Click on the image to see a Speke’s Weaver colony in action on an escarpment near Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Birding Beat on Assignment Tanzania Weaver Birds

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Between the Birds

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Tanzania has an enormous variety of exquisite birds but unfortunately it has an equal number of distractions that can interrupt your birding experience. This was my first encounter with big cats in Tanzania and of course I’ve never seen anything like it since.

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Tanzanian Starlings, Shrikes, and Weavers (Part 1)

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SUPER STARLINGS Tanzania plays host to a wide variety of Starlings, over twenty species in fact. Birds Beat on Assignment starlings Superb Starling TanzaniaIn California we have the feisty intelligent generalist European Starling.

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Traveling Naturalist: Elephants, Kudus and More in Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania is one of the finest places in the world to observe wild elephants. Northern Tanzania holds some of the world’s most well-known natural sights : the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzanian Starlings, Shrikes, and Weavers (Part 2)

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Tanzania’s more commonly seen shrikes are the Common Fiscal , Long-tailed Fiscal , Grey-backed Fiscal , the beautiful dark Magpie Shrike , and the White-crowned Shrike (seen in the series below). Birds Beat on Assignment features shrikes Tanzania

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Marabou Storks

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Birds Beat on Assignment storks TanzaniaMarabou Storks are ugly/lovely. They have character. They are unmistakeable. I won’t expend too much energy trying to describe them… I’ll just let the pictures do the heavy lifting this week. Marabou Storks are gigantic.

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Canadian Youth Lend a Hand, Helping Plant over 1 Million Trees in One of Tanzania's Poorest Regions

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Canadian tree planters pledged over $20,000 this past month to help communities in Tanzania plant their own trees, reforest & adapt to climate change challenges. To date, planters in Canada have planted trees in order to raise over $98,000 to support Community Forests International’s (CFI) tree planting projects in East Africa.

Emirati Royalty Threaten 48,000 Maasai in Lucrative Hunting Deal

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A new campaign attempts to stop a hunting deal in Tanzania forcing 48,000 members of Africa’s Maasai tribe off their land so Middle Eastern royalty can hunt lions and leopards in the Serengeti.

Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

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Now, almost six years later, her tour business has grown to include several more destinations: Morocco, Zambia,Tanzania, and Kenya, to name only a few. .

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Fish and Chimps

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Protecting chimpanzees in western Tanzania may rest on the effectiveness of protecting the fish that provide people protein. But at Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania, scientists have found that to save chimps, they must look underwater.

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2012: Thousands facing displacement due to Middle Eastern land grab

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From Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Congo, I look back on what has been bad year for land grabs. Tanzania. Business & Politics Africa land grab Ethiopia land grabs Saudi Star Tanzania

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10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

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But at Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania, scientists have found that to save chimps, they must look underwater. Fish Adirondacks Alaska fisheries fisheries management fishing florida Fresh Water Illinois lakes reintroduction restoration rivers salmon streams Tanzania wetlands Wisconsin

March for the Elephants on October 4th. ~ Marty Perlmutter

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6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

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Located in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where the only source of fresh water is from the rains that hit the quaint island of Chumbe, the Chumbe Island Coral Park Eco-Bungalows preserve the Island’s exceptional environment with state-of-the-art eco-architecture and technology.

Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

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Most Educational Picnic: Arusha, Tanzania. TNC’s Alphonce Mallya (in green cap) turned Earth Day into an educational opportunity when he organized a Picnic for Earth and wildlife safari at Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park for 40 students from 8 Arusha high schools.

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Wangari Maathai warns about resource conflicts: “If the rivers stop flowing, people will fight”

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

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Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. Africa Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News International Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Antarctica Austin college professor cyborg cockroaches dumpster living elephant poaching environmental disaster infographic government shutdown Grist ivory MNN npr poaching shoot poachers sustainable living Tanzania Texas Treehugger Wired

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

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Our work together varies depending on regional needs, from climate mitigation and land management in the Amazon , to coastal fisheries cooperatives in Tanzania and fire management strategies in Northern Australia.

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Birding Brazil Blog

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Derek Kverno has already created epic blog travelogues of his stints in Ecuador and Tanzania. Now he’s moved to Brazil , which means we get to vicariously explore the avifauna of another bird-rich country. Awesome! Asides

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Meet Bandit, the Dog Who Protects Rhinos And Elephants In Africa

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Bandit is a two-year old dog who works at Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania to help protect rhinos and elephants from poachers. Turns out dog is also an elephant’s best friend, too.

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Heroic Anti-Poaching Dog Tragically Passes Away

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Bandit, the anti-poaching dog who worked at Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania to help protect rhinos and elephants from poachers, has died. Well, this is sad.

Lake Natron Threatened With Soda Ash Plant

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Tanzania’s Lake Natron, renowned as the best place in the world to see Lesser Flamingoes , is threatened by a potential soda ash plant. Three-quarters of the world’s population of Lesser Flamingoes nest at Lake Natron and they would almost certainly have their nesting disturbed, if they are not entirely displaced, by such a development. Hat-tip to Alan for the link. Asides

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

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A single power plant in Great Britain will produce more CO2 emissions, every year, than all 139 million people living in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique combined. Photo credit: america.gov.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Here are the results: 3 per cent of respondents (in no particular order): Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Tanzania, Madagascar. I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results.

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Quote of the day: ".we're in the sixth mass extinction."

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Here's the full quote: "This is definitely human impact, we're in the sixth mass extinction. There's only been five before this and we're definitely in the sixth," WWF conservation scientist Martin Taylor told CNN."

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Image taken by Adam Riley in Tanzania. Image taken by Adam Riley in Tanzania. Image taken in Tanzania by Adam Riley. Image taken in the Serengeti, Tanzania by Adam Riley.

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One Accessible Morning Practice to Launch our Day.

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The Maasai tribe of Tanzania greet each other every morning not by asking, “How did you sleep?” but rather, “How did you wake?” implying that yes, we are in control of how we handle the good, the bad and the annoying every morning. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today disconnecting mindful social media morning practice morning routine technology wake up early

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of January 2012?

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Northern White-crowned Shrike in Tanzania by Walter Kitundu a. This may read like something of a non sequitur, but have you ever seen a Rainbow Eucalyptus ? Eucalyptus deglupta is a psychedelic beauty, with stunning, striated bark that spans nearly every color of the rainbow.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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1101-1200 sp: Mexico; Argentina; DR Congo (Kinshasa), Tanzania, Kenya; India. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where?

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A Brief Tour of Uganda, The Pearl of Africa

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While Uganda does not have the international reputation of its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania, the experience there is no less extraordinary – and in many ways, particularly for the birder, it’s even more so.

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The Storks of Africa

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A Marabou Stork arriving at its roost tree, Serengeti, Tanzania by Adam Riley We’ll start off with the largest and ugliest of them all (measuring up to 60in (152cm) in height, a weight of 20 lb (9 kg) and a wingspan of up to 12ft), the Marabou Stork.

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Africa’s Barbets

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The next isolated populations are several thousand miles northwards in Malawi, northern Mozambique and the Rondo Plateau in southern Tanzania. Finally the most northern population ranges are found in coastal forests of northern Tanzania and Kenya.

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Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

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The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife that steal their livestock and powerless after the sun goes down, many Maasai often have to walk many kilometers just to charge their phones.

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Dreaming of Africa

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Bird book of choice is the “Birds of East Africa” by Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe, a Helm Field Guide covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – also the first complete guide to cover the 1388 species found in this region.

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