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MTUNZINI THREATENED BY MINERAL MINING

Mtunzini is a small coastal town 25km South of Richards bay in Kwazulu Natal. The popular destination is a mecca for a large diversity of bird and plant life and is much sought out by holiday makers seeking a retreat … Continue reading

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DON’T WRITE ABOUT RAPE …..

I shared this on my timeline but think it worthy of a wider spread and want to share it with as many people out there who care ….. It is gut wrenching and a testimony of how far down a … Continue reading

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SOME FACTS ABOUT GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

WHAT IS GMO? Agricultural Crops That Have a Risk of Being GMO GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA … Continue reading

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REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

Did you know . . . Snakes like boas and rattlesnakes have heat sensing organs on their faces to detect warm-blooded prey. Many salamanders have no lungs at all and rely on breathing completely through their skin. Even though reptiles … Continue reading

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THE PLIGHT OF THE LION IN AFRICA

A recent report by Conserving Large Carnivores: Dollars and Fence, has revealed that nearly half of Africa’s wild lion populace may face extinction in the near future if urgent conservation measures are not taken.The report which has been carried out by … Continue reading

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SCHOOLS TO BECOME “TIGER WARRIORS” IN INDIA

To enhance its efforts to save the tiger, SAEVUS, the India’s premier nature and wildlife magazine has asked schools to participate in the “earn your stripes contest” and become tiger warriors. On  Global Tiger Day, which is celebrated to raise … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE PROTECT THE ENDANGERED SNOW LEOPARD?

One conservationist has a radical new plan—treating the rare cat as a “domesticated” animal. The snow leopard in Pakistan is an endangered species. The population of the rarely seen big cat has likely fallen to fewer than 450 in the country, mainly due to … Continue reading

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AMUR LEOPARD POPULATION INCREASES

The Amur leopard, considered to be one of the world’s most threatened big cats, is showing signs of a population recovery, according to the results of a new survey. Positive signs A majestic species, the Amur leopard sports the heaviest … Continue reading

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LION PARTS STOPPED BY BIOSECURITY STAFF

Sharp airport officials have prevented a lion claw and tooth from being brought into New Zealand. The man bought the items at a local market after travelling in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya. He declared them upon arrival … Continue reading

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THE TIGER’S ONLY PREDATOR IS MAN – AND ONLY MAN CAN PRESERVE THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATURE

“If nature has made anything more beautiful than a tiger then I do not know what it might be.”    Stephen Fry There are only 3,200 tigers left in the wild, we have to act now or this  iconic animal … Continue reading

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