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  1. animals evolved with humans as potential hunters ,they have no concern with vehicles , seeing people on foot is something else on occasions giraffes and zebras could be seen briefly in the distance , then they moved of more zebras are in the area since the grass is better in recent times the entry to termite mounds are something to be careful with , if someone comes out they might attack the most obvious residents are wharthogs , they go in backwards to the burrow so they can come out head first with the tusks on show ,something very dangerous if they charge at you the walk began most often at a point of interest from reported recent animal movements, tracking signs or radio calls on one morning I briefly saw a wild dog in a smallish pound, they moved on when they did
  2. not at all obvious just a head low down between trees at the back
  3. I actually have more energy on safari I usually have bad fatigue, one doctor tested me for vitamin D which came out as undesirably low, so I now take pills perhaps being out in the sun and fresh air instead of inside all day makes a difference
  4. without them eating the top grass layer, zebras could not get to lower layer
  5. Animals, not drought, shaped our ancestors' environment JUNE 2017 University of Utah Summary: The expansion of grasslands isn't solely due to drought, but more complex climate factors are at work, both for modern Africans now and ancient Africans in the Pleistocene, suggests new research. REPORT CONTINUES in the Omo- Turkana area based on the aging of teeth and tusks it looks like variation in rainfall and the interaction between plants and animals helped form the environment
  6. I don't know why so many people put down wilderbeest , they have a very important function in the ecosystem
  7. Over two million years ago, a third of the largest marine animals like sharks, whales, sea birds and sea turtles disappeared. This previously unknown extinction event not only had a considerable impact on the earth's historical biodiversity but also on the functioning of ecosystems. article continues University of Zurich. (2017, June 26). Previously unknown extinction of marine megafauna discovered. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 28, 2017 from
  8. Panda love spreads to benefit the planet Date: June 26, 2017 Source: Michigan State University Summary: Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and animals, boosts biodiversity and fights climate change. article continues farms have been converted to forests Journal Reference: Andrés Viña, Jianguo Liu. Hidden roles of protected areas in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Ecosphere, 2017; 8 (6): e01864 DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1864 OPEN ACCESS Cite This Page: Michigan State University. "Panda love spreads to benefit the planet." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 June 2017. <>. Michigan State University. (2017, June 26). Panda love spreads to benefit the planet. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 27, 2017 from Michigan State University. "Panda love spreads to benefit the planet." ScienceDaily. (accessed June 27, 2017).
  9. Safaritalk is a great source of information for those who are seeking a bush and wildlife experience in Africa If I am looking for information and advice it is the first place I go to, trip reports are very useful to know what a place is like rivals like trip adviser are mainly concerned with accom and food , not the bush experience, I only check there if there is nothing on Safatritalk
  10. rhino poaching has not happen in Timbavarti and Klaserie reserves for a long time they both share an administrative staff and security unit, which makes good sense being next to each other details of the security is not disclosed to the public
  11. the walks are at a gentle pace and last about 3 hours the guide has a handset from a 2 way radio so he knows what is going on on the first morning I was shown a very well used true stub rhino rubbing post the grain was very prominent as if it was being prepared for furniture in the same area there are also rocks which rhinos rub against
  12. looking at the full list under supplementary info then landscape print is interesting sth Africa given a low rating given high levels rhino poaching questionable how CAR and DCR are well ranked given the activities of armed militas and the general state of lawlessness questionable the ranking for Sudan the place is lawless Australia is badly rated 134 out of 152, I am ashamed ,environmental issues don't get proper priority
  13. great news the efforts in anti poaching has produced positive results
  14. here is an appeal from Survival International ,which people might like to look at and endorse they are a NGO who work on behalf of the civil rights of first people
  15. an environment group got a firm of economic consultants to estimate the value of the reef overall it is worth $56 billion , tourism contributes $29 billion and 64,000 jobs , the brand value is $24 billion and recreation use is worth $3 billion for more details please see Here is a link to the report all very interesting , I wonder what effect the report will have on something the main politicians give little attention to

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