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Elsa’s Legacy: Backstory to "Born Free" Movie - Original Footage... The Lions Are Going.....

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NATURE PBS - FULL STORY Running Time 50:00

2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Born Free” – a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife. What has happened to lions since this story? What has happened to the people featured in the film? And what has “Born Free” taught us?... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

 

 


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I met Joy and George Adamson when they visited our old family hotel on the shores of Lake Kariba.. and now my new title My Funny Africa supports the Born Free Foundations. See how you can help too.. all it will cost is a little of your time.. to find out how and to get your FREE copy CLICK HERE>>>

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Elephant Appeal: The Kenyan canine unit putting elephant poachers off the scent

Elephant Appeal: The Kenyan canine unit putting elephant poachers off the scent | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
The attack dog was 200 yards away, its head just visible through the tips of the long grass in which it crouched.
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New Years resolution: I pledge 10% net royalties of every one of my books sold to the preservation of African wildlife.. (wish I could make it 100% but I have to live too!!!) You may order via: http://greernoble.com/

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Trish Jackson's curator insight, December 26, 2013 4:32 AM

My wish for 2014 is that someone finally comes up with a successful strategy to stop this horriffic poaching.

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At this rate, elephants will be wiped out within 10 years

At this rate, elephants will be wiped out within 10 years | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Up to 40,000 elephants, on average, are killed every year. That equates to one every 15 minutes. If that rate were to apply continuously, it would render the species extinct in the wild within 10 years.
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Islamist extremists score their first political success in the UK

Islamist extremists score their first political success in the UK | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
At last a well orchestrated campaign by a small group of Islamic zealots has succeeded in closing the licit importation of khat, the mild naturally occurring stimulant that has been used in Ethiopia, Kenya and Yemen for millennia.

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Who's tried this?

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Federal agencies to crush confiscated ivory in effort to deter wildlife ... - The Hill (blog)

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Federal agencies to crush confiscated ivory in effort to deter wildlife ...
The Hill (blog)
Administration officials will crush six tons of ivory next week as part of a show of force against illegal wildlife trafficking.
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Good, the pressure must be on-going!

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Save 3 Acres In Serra Bonita

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Dozens of species, like the tamarins shown here, dwell in the lush rainforest carpeting the Serra Bonita mountain range in eastern Brazil. Saving even one acre of this forest provides a home for hundreds of species.
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They have their problems too!

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Pirates Seize Two Americans Off Nigeria, State Department Says - Businessweek

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Pirates Seize Two Americans Off Nigeria, State Department Says Businessweek “Compared to 99 attacks in the first nine months of 2012, 17 attacks occurred against ships in the waters off the coast of Somalia in the first nine months of 2013, in...
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The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching

The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it

Curbing ivory poaching requires major changes in political will.

 

An unprecedented demand for ivory today has resulted in the slaughter of elephants throughout their range. It is estimated that 96 elephants were killed in Africa each day during 2012. That translates to four elephants an hour or one elephant every 15 minutes. In scarcely more time than it takes to read this commentary, one more elephant will be dead.

 

Fueling this devastation are greed for a rare commodity, local poverty and social disorder. Wracked by civil strife, central Africa presently finds itself amidst political chaos that has enabled people to profit from the looting of natural resources, including wildlife. At present rates of decline, forest elephants could go extinct within a decade....


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How much will it cost you to send in a funny bush story? Even doing that will help a little.. and every little bit counts.. so please help us support BORN FREE and submit your story here: http://greernoble.com/non-fiction---invitation.html ; This good dead might just save an elephant.. and click here to see how you could be rewarded!

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Kenya and Tanzania conduct joint wildlife census

Kenya and Tanzania conduct joint wildlife census A joint wildlife census is being conducted by Kenya and Tanzania in the Amboseli National Park to establish ...
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Fantastic!  How about South Africa and Mozambique?

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5 sexy facts you didn't know about leopards | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

5 sexy facts you didn't know about leopards | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Here are 5 facts that we bet you didn't know about the interesting and unusual leopard mating ritual! (RT @serenahotels: Here 5 facts that we bet you didn't know about the leopard mating ritual!
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The Allure of Mozambique - Wall Street Journal

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The Allure of Mozambique
Wall Street Journal
Several women cross the square, wrapped in brightly printed fabric, one of them with her face covered in a white powder called musiro , a skin treatment (for sun protection) commonly seen here.
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Study warns world's hottest years could be the ...

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If emissions keep rising, then biodiversity hotspots and poorest countries hit earliest as climate shifts (#Study warns world's hottest years could be the coolest by mid-century | @scoopit http://t.co/5cPoteqpwK)...
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Truly wild waterways - Themes - Lonely Planet

Truly wild waterways - Themes - Lonely Planet | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Read Truly wild waterways for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet (RT @lonelyplanet: Some of nature’s best and most exhilarating wild aqua encounters http://t.co/G6ENsVwJ0v...
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Wildlife Body Arrests Reverend for Trading Ivory

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Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) arrested an Anglican clergy man with Ivory worthy 40 kilograms in the western district of Kabarole.
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Hiding behind the cloth again?!!!

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uganda safaris and tours, uganda safari, travel to uganda see ...

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Elephants are greatly attracting many tourists to come for safaris to Uganda and Africa at large, but they have been affected by the killings which are taking place in the whole continent.
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Greed is a terrible thing.. think of this every time you look at your piece of ivory.. or are tempted to buy an ivory trinked or carving.. think of the terrible suffering your deed has or would cause!

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Twitter / fabulousanimals: Wildlife is beautiful! ...

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Wildlife is beautiful! http://t.co/DLOCLbxKwD
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Of course wildlife is beautiful.. there is NOTHING in this world more beautiful.. then tell me, why are so many people so blind, so insensitive and so uncaring?????!!!!!!

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Poisoning rhino horns is deterrent to poachers | The Times

Conservationists in South Africa are lacing the horns with a mixture ofg indelible ink and insecticide, rendering them valueless (RT @RhinosIRF: S. African conservationists are lacing rhino horns with poison in an attempt to put off poachers.
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Those would be perpetrators.. put this in your pipe and smoke it!

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Coral reefs are producing a chemical that staves off global warming - Grist

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Coral reefs are producing a chemical that staves off global warming
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Coral reefs have long been thought to be unusually sensitive to the effects of global warming — but as it turns out, they're not as helpless as we thought.
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Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years'

Poachers kill 300 elephants (and other animals) with cyanide in 'worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years' | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it

Treehugger, October 33, 2013

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
                      THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail

 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R

 

 

▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS -- A CRIMINA HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX

 

 

▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN

 

▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

 

 

 

 


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The pirate menace on our doorstep - NEWS.com.au

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The pirate menace on our doorstep
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These "mother vessels" are usually hijacked dhows or ocean going fishing vessels and are able to launch smaller boats or skiffs to attack and hijack unsuspecting passing vessels.
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Registering to Rescue our Rhinos « Lead SA

Registering to Rescue our Rhinos « Lead SA | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Lead SA is a personal call to every person to make a difference. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place.
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Saving Reefs and the Life They Protect | Stories | WWF

Saving Reefs and the Life They Protect | Stories | WWF | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Conservation heroine! Meet a woman who's saving #coral reefs + the life they support http://t.co/Gy2bvecdix
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Germany demands UN resolution on poaching | Environment | DW.DE | 10.10.2013

Germany demands UN resolution on poaching | Environment | DW.DE | 10.10.2013 | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Poaching and illegal animal trading are not only threats against animals but also for humans. Proceeds finance violence and terrorism. Now Germany and Gabon are demanding a UN resolution.
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No 'human' could do this.. only some sick, cowardly pervert overwhelmed by greed.. who needs to suffer the same fate!

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Save the elephant

Save the elephant | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Save the elephant Ivory is approximately $200-$375.00 per inch, $3,000 per Kilo, or $1,500 perpound. Carved Ivory used to make religious sculptures, in China. Elephants are evolving smaller tusks t...
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Please DON'T BUY ivory! 

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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Climate Change May Increase Mercury Content in Fish

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Climate Change May Increase Mercury Content in Fish | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News (#Climate Change May Increase Mercury Content in Fish http://t.co/oAKYOC3nHE #climatechange #farming #organic #food #environment)...
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End Illegal Internet Wildlife Trafficking

End Illegal Internet Wildlife Trafficking | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
The illegal buying and selling of wildlife products such as elephant ivory and rhinocerous horn has recently exploded on the internet, putting endangered species at risk.
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