Birding Eastern Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is last in the alphabetical atlas of countries of the world. But eastern Zimbabwe is an almost mythical place and a highly productive birding destination. I have had the privilege of birding Zimbabwe on a handful of occasions. Typical Zim scenery by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours) Zimbabwe, or simply “Zim” as we like to call it, is a landlocked country that has recorded close on 700 bird species. Birding Worldwide Birding Adventures zimbabw

Baptist Pastor Evan Mawarire Arrested in Zimbabwe: The World is Watching.

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Mawarire's intentions are that these protests that are unprecedented in the history of Zimbabwe are not a push for revolution or regime change, but they are to. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Africa corruption government Mawarire protest zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Asks for Extradition of Cecil’s Killer


The Zimbabwean authorities have officially stated they want Walter James Palmer, the dentist responsible for killing Cecil, the lion, in an illegal hunt, extradited to the country so he can Read More The post Zimbabwe Asks for Extradition of Cecil’s Killer appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Eco-Sustainable Cheer Benefitting Artisans in Zimbabwe

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In 2003 Jane Ashbry created Eco Art Crafts in Zimbabwe which partnered with women artisans learning the skills of paper making and paper-crafting to make products out of handmade paper. But then… Shortly thereafter, the economy of Zimbabwe collapsed and with it public services, health care institutions, and schools. Uncategorized art and crafts holiday ornaments zimbabweThis is a story of creating change in volatile circumstances.

Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe

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from Solar Love Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe I received this news and Zimbabwe photo yesterday from Steve Katsaros, founder of Nokero, a pioneering Denver company that makes great solar light bulbs that replace poisonous kerosene lamps that are so prevalent where people have no access to electricity. The post Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Bob Parsons, CEO Of Kills Elephant In Zimbabwe


The head of the mega internet hosting company shot and killed an elephant on his recent trip to Zimbabwe. I have the support of the people who really matter in this situation, the families of Zimbabwe— people who need help to survive. Turns out the only thing Bob Parsons , CEO of, has in common with PETA is making headlines by using scantily clad women in Super Bowl commercials.

Pedal Power Makes Resurgence on Zimbabwe’s Road

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Perhaps, the reasons for Zimbabwe’s bicycle revolution are different. Zimbabwe’s lesson teaches us that if all of us adopt cycling in a more involved manner much of our oil dependence can be curtailed. In Zimbabwe, bicycles are back on the roads. The lessons for Zimbabwe are lessons for the entire world. Perhaps a better cognizance of economics and environment can be drawn from the serendipitous trend in Zimbabwe.

Elephant Tramples Poacher, Saves Own Life


Rangers found the body of Solomon Manjoro inside a national park in Zimbabwe. Read More The post Elephant Tramples Poacher, Saves Own Life appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter


A German hunter reportedly paid $60,000 to shoot and kill one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. When will the killing end? The majestic creature, who was estimated to Read More The post Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Cecil the Lion Killed By American Dentist, Justice Demanded


Cecil the Lion — the famed big cat from one of Zimbabwe’s national parks — was killed by American dentist, Walter James Palmer, who shot him with a crossbow. It Read More The post Cecil the Lion Killed By American Dentist, Justice Demanded appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

China Aids Anti-Poaching Effort With Equipment Donation


Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Read More The post China Aids Anti-Poaching Effort With Equipment Donation appeared first on Ecorazzi. Continuing in their efforts to fight against poaching in Africa, China has announced it will lend vehicles and equipment to protect animals and curtail the aggression. Animals News Top News

Exploring Africa by Train

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The first route takes 14 days and visitors get to explore four countries starting with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and then Tanzania. Zimbabwe Rail (Zimbabwe). To relive life in the 1950s and thereabouts, visitors can get on board Zimbabwe Rail. The beauty of boarding Zimbabwe Rail is that visitors get to travel overnight in a 1950s era British built coach. Africa is one of the most visited continents world over.

Beach Asanas: A Lesson in Keeping Your Eyes on Your Own Mat. ~ Katie Barber

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Practicing on the concrete floor of a hostel in Harare, Zimbabwe, was a world away from where I had been, but it lacked the glamour of those beach asanas. Eventually, I quit the job and set off for exotic places, but the beach continued to elude me. I couldn''t stop coveting them. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today asana beach envy travel

GoDaddy CEO: I’m An Animal-Lover!


So the guy won’t take a shotgun to his Labradors – but if those f*ckers were messing with the crops of Zimbabwe farmers, of course he’d blow their brains out. If I said I wouldn’t be going back [to Zimbabwe], the farmers, they would be very disappointed indeed,&# he told the site. Ass-clown GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons spoke briefly to about his “humanitarian&# elephant kill and guess what everyone – no worries, he’s an animal-lover! “I

The Falcon Thief: A Book Review

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From interviews and contemporary documents we learn about Lendrum’s youth in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)–how Lendrum and his father became valued members of the Rhodesian Ornithological Society (now BirdLife Zimbabwe), invited to participate in their raptor surveys, gaining access to the secret locations of hundreds of nests (Crested Eagles, Lanner Falcons, African Hawk Eagles, and more), praised for their abilities to climb up and down cliffs to the nests.

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Botswana’s Private Reserves

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The reserve, in the eastern corner of Botswana near Zimbabwe and South Africa, isn’t open to the public in general, so I figured I’d share a few images here by way of showing off. While much of the attention that Africa’s tourism industry gets is for its (deservedly) popular national parks and game reserves, a lot of wildlife viewing is possible away from the big name places.

Namecheap Raises $20k For Elephants After GoDaddy CEO Kills One


Shortly after the CEO of, Bob Parsons , bragged about killing an elephant in Zimbabwe, competing domain registrar offered animal lovers a way to fight back. The site promised users who switched from GoDaddy to their company a special discounted rate, and the added bonus of donating 20% from each transfer to the Save The Elephants organization. Looks like the tactic paid off, as Namecheap announced that it has raised $20,000 for the foundation.

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Rhino Poaching On Rise

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In recent years, rhino populations had somewhat recovered in places such as Zimbabwe and Nepal. The collected data concluded that approximately 95 percent of all poaching of rhinos between 2006 and 2009 has occurred in South Africa and Zimbabwe. During this time frame, 210 rhinos were killed in South Africa, while 235 rhinos were killed in Zimbabwe. In addition, in Zimbabwe only 3 percent of rhino poachers are convicted.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of 2012?

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Hope you see skies as beautiful as this one over Zimbabwe shot by Adam Riley a. Coming into the second weekend of this new year, we’ve all added a few birds — possibly very few birds — to our year lists. Don’t feel obliged to start a formal list if listing isn’t your style. I gave up year listing a couple of annums back even though I’ve rung up some banner bird bounties in 2010 and 2011.

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I Remember Elephants

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Africa), Hwange (Zimbabwe) and, recently, in Chobe national park in Botswana (the one that was considered so safe that the Clintons have visited it as a presidential couple)! 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. Every now and then, I need to cut the world off and clear my mind.

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Across Africa, a New Kind of Container Garden Is Changing Women’s Lives

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Take Veronica Kanyango of Zimbabwe, a grassroots organizer who works in home-based health care and hospice for people with HIV/AIDS. Growing food in sacks uses fewer resources and less labor and provides high yields too. Residents of the Kibera slum in Kenya tend to vegetables planted in sack gardens. Photo: Tony Karumba/Getty Images) Some people have the talent to take a simple idea and adapt it into a solution with far-reaching benefits.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia. 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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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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Adverse weather conditions halved the 2019 cereal harvest in Zimbabwe, where the number of food insecure people is expected to almost double in early 2020 compared to the same period the year before. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will Clean the World

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and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti , Japan , Zimbabwe , Uganda , India , Honduras , Mexico and Albania. | Green Travel News |. H ospitality giant Starwood is the first corporate partner to join Clean the World ’s efforts to promote a global hygiene revolution. Guest room soaps and bottled amenities from as many as 500 Starwood hotels in North America will be recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases. An estimated 1.6

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Making the mining industry greener: an environmentally-safe way to extract gold

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Bullionvault mentions that gold outputs from some of the biggest mines in North America, South Africa, and Zimbabwe have fallen to very low levels. Cyanide – a highly-toxic chemical compound – is being used by mining companies in the extraction of gold from the soil. While the compound is safe for humans wearing protective coverings, the same cannot be said for the environment that absorbs traces of the chemical that are left in the process of extraction.

Duncan’s 2015 List

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Bateleur ( Terathopius ecaudatus ); Botswana/Zimbabwe Border, Zimbabwe, 3 January. Schalow’s Turaco ( Tauraco schalowi ); Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 3 January. Lilac-breasted Roller ( Coracias caudatus ); Zambezi NP, Zimbabwe, 3 January. Struthionidae (Ostriches). Ostritch ( Struthio camelus ); Wakkerstroom, South Africa, 22 February. ANATIDAE (DUCKS). White-faced Whistling Duck ( Dendrocygna viduata ); Kasane, Botswana, 1 January.

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How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

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In the rural Shona African community in Zimbabwe, five villages of 7,000 people have joined together to form the Chikukwa Project, named after their local chief. Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. They restored their springs, rebuilt their soil, regenerated their agriculture and alleviated poverty and malnutrition. Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet.

What is a Palm-thrush?

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They are also found in patches of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also north through Zambia, the Congo and Tanzania (just poking into Kenya). 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.

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Africa’s remarkable long tailed birds

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Photo taken by Adam Riley in Zimbabwe. The scarcer Gurney’s Sugarbird has a wider range through the mountains of eastern South Africa and Zimbabwe, and is reliably found on Sani Pass.

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Blair says it was right to remove Sadam Hussein

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but there is none in Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe and therefore there is no interest thereto change the regime. Then again, when it comes to Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) who of the corrupt “leaders” could one permit to run and ruin the country? Fair enough, Sadam Hussein and his ilk were not beneficial to Iraq and the rest of the world but then neither are Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, and a number of other people in other countries.

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BEYOND PROPRIETORSHIP Murphree’s Laws on Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

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After graduating from the London School of Economics with a doctorate in social anthropology, he returned home to Zimbabwe to work as a missionary before joining the University of Zimbabwe, where he became director, and subsequently Professor Emeritus, of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences. Rethinking the building blocks: A critique of demand-driven decentralisation in Chizvirizvi Resettlement Area, Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe C.

Libyan Invasion- Does Not Compute !


In Zimbabwe for years and years we have seen the sheer brutality of a local hero turned complete nutcase in Mugabe, and no real involvement from the West. There is so much about the Western military involvement in Libya that just does not stack up! Saudi Arabia has troops in Bahrain, getting rid of protestors by severe means, even though those protests have been peaceful. No comment from the West. That apparently is okay.

Humane Society Dropping GoDaddy As Domain Host


The decision comes in the wake of massive outrage over CEO Bob Parsons posting video of himself killing a “problem&# elephant in Zimbabwe, a death he says was justified on “humanitarian&# grounds. The Humane Society of the United States announced today that it was in the process of finding new hosting for the more than 650 domain names it currently has through

Swallows. Swallowed

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So, when they set out to study of the migration and habitat use of these animals in a South African lake in the Mapungubwe National Park, near the border with Botswana and Zimbabwe, they were not necessarily looking for fish flying out of the water. I’ve only seen Tigerfish (Alestidae, genus Hydrocynus , usually Hydrocynus goliath ) in two contexts, but I’ve seen a lot of them. One is on the plate, as dinner. The other is in the form of a fossil excavated from a paleontological site.

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Ian Somerhalder Aiming for Nobel Prize


You see, last spring the actor traveled to Zimbabwe to film a documentary about a research biologist named Allan Savory , who has come up with an innovative way to fight climate change. Yes, you read that right. Not an Emmy. Not an MTV Movie Award. Not another Teen Choice Award. Ian Somerhalder wants a Nobel Prize — but not for himself.

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Review: Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa

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In particular the GPS function didn’t seem to work in Botswana and Zimbabwe (I am, I have to confess, guessing there was a GPS function as it seemed to work in South Africa in areas with no signal. The most outrageous of these was in Victoria Falls, where the smart list had the Livingstone’s Turaco (actually found on the other side of Zimbabwe on the border with Mozambique) but didn’t have Schalow’s Turaco , which does occur there.

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Shadows of Africa

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Historical poaching (this population was restocked from Zimbabwe) has clearly left its mark on the gene pool. A dusty-red road leads me through Marico bushveld deeper into the 750 square kilometers large wilderness of the Madikwe Game Reserve – the 4th largest reserve in South Africa, home to 350 bird and 66 mammal species, some 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

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13 Ways We Can All Cultivate a Better Food System in 2013

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In Zimbabwe, the General Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ), protects laborers from abuse. Image via Flickr User.craig. Guest Post by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health.

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Oprah Honors ‘Favorite Guest’ With $1.5M School Donation


donation towards a school that she’s planning on building when she returns to Zimbabwe. The final “Oprah Winfrey Show&# before next week’s two-part farewell spectacular aired on Friday – and Oprah reserved the moment to reveal her most favorite guest (out of an alleged 30,000) in the 25-year run of the show. Surprisingly, it wasn’t some high-profile name, but instead an inspiring woman named Dr. Tererai Trent.

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Sustainable Architecture: Learning from Nature & The Magic of.

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The Eastgate Centre building in Harare Zimbabwe, already mimics the way tower-building termites construct their mounds to maintain a constant temperature. The Eastgate Centre building in Harare Zimbabwe does leverage the local setting.

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Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


In Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, people farm elephants on ranches for trophy hunters, arguing that ivory trade should be simply regulated, not banned. There is no more iconic symbol of wildlife. conservation than the noble elephant that marches the plains of Africa and the jungles of Asia. However, while the elephant is admired everywhere for its intelligence and emotional complexity, it is under assault from all sides and is tragically facing extinction.

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Watch Celebrities Sing Karaoke To Benefit UNICEF Charity


The Playlist with the A-list show will help to raise awareness and funds for Unicef’s Schools for Africa campaign, which aims to build educational programs for needy children in countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. I only perform karaoke if there’s the promise of some strong cocktails and an abundance of Spice Girls tracks to choose from. But some people love to sing in front of strangers— they can even do it sober!—

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

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In 2011, Global Witness , an international NGO established to publicize links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty and corruption, alleged that Zimbabwe’s secret police, the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO), received clandestine financing from individuals linked to corporations owned by Israeli business moguls, including Lev Leviev, his brother, Moshe Hallak, and Eliezer Nefussy, an Israeli living in Namibia. Investing in African Agriculture.