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Eating red book’s wildlife now in fashion among the rich - News VietNamNet

Eating red book’s wildlife now in fashion among the rich - News VietNamNet | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Many gibbons, langurs, loris in the deep jungle
have been hunted, bred in captivity to entertain people. Others have
been killed to turn into the special dishes served at the parties of the
rich.
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God what's wrong with these Vietnamese.. do they eat EVERYTHING that moves? I wish there were more 'man' predators.. to balance the scales.. soon it'll be a world full of humans.. and no animals.. how very, very sad.. I hope it won't be in my lifetime.. but what about our dear children?! If you want to help save these beautiful creatures from this wholsale slaughter.. withought spending a cent, here's how you can make a difference: http://greernoble.com/blog.html

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Twitter / ThatsEarth: A firefighter giving water ...

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A firefighter giving water to a young Koala Bear during bush fires in Australia. http://t.co/yszTo7l1jJ
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What a wonderful human being! Wish the earth could have more like him!

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Kenya significantly increases fines and jail ti...

Kenya significantly increases fines and jail ti... | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
The approved measure ups fines from $480 to $120,000, and jail time from 2 years to 15 years.
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Wildlife Body Given Ultimatum Over Thuma Forest Elephants - AllAfrica.com

Wildlife Body Given Ultimatum Over Thuma Forest Elephants - AllAfrica.com | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Wildlife Body Given Ultimatum Over Thuma Forest Elephants AllAfrica.com Salima — The Wildlife Action Group (WAG), managers of the Thuma Forest Reserve of Salima has been given up to six months to put an electricity fence around the forest which is...
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I don't believe an electric fence is going to keep elephant at bay!

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2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
The 25th annual (2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Swifts Found at http://t.co/jK0Dgw5XfB #birdlanguage #birds #nature #wildlife)
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Wonderful opportunity! Thank you National Geographic..

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International Group Joins Fight Against Wildlife Crime - AllAfrica.com

International Group Joins Fight Against Wildlife Crime - AllAfrica.com | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
The Guardian
International Group Joins Fight Against Wildlife Crime
AllAfrica.com
A GLOBAL conservation organisation has applauded MPs for their commitment to amending the Wildlife Act to make penalties for wildlife crime more stringent.
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Hurray! Every bit helps!!!

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Wise face of Russian wildlife | The Times

This photo of a polar owl is one of 60 showing rare animals and birds from the Red Data Book of the Russia, which helps conservation (Wise face of Russian wildlife http://t.co/5iHIV7otS8)...
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I love birds.. don't you? Imagine a world without birds.. I can't.. can you?

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Poaching rise could wipe out forest elephants | The Times

The ivory of the African forest elephant is soft, easy to carve and highly prized by poachers and demand for it could lead to their extinction (Poaching rise could wipe out forest elephants http://t.co/Wcz1femYHi)...
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There's a book.. a work in progress.. called MY FUNNY AFRICA.. which is supporting the BORN FREE FOUNDATION. We're not big but beleive that every little bit counts. We're not asking for money.. only your funny (or even terrifying) African wildlife  or 'it could only happen in Africa' type story. For this, if published, you will get your own FREE 1st edition copy.

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Crafty Caterpillar Puts Flowers on Back for Camouflage

Crafty Caterpillar Puts Flowers on Back for Camouflage | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Photograph by HOPE ABRAMS (Hopefoote on Flickr)     The crafty little caterpillar above is known as a wavy-lined emerald moth or camouflaged looper (Synchlora aerata). It is a species of ...
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Flavorwire Exclusive: Alissa Nutting on Her Favorite Short Story - Flavorwire

Flavorwire Exclusive: Alissa Nutting on Her Favorite Short Story - Flavorwire | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Flavorwire Exclusive: Alissa Nutting on Her Favorite Short Story
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The short story can be a magical thing. It's a breath, a moment, a captured mood — or an entire teeming world packed into a few pages.
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Elsa’s Legacy: Backstory to "Born Free" Movie - Original Footage... The Lions Are Going.....

Elsa’s Legacy: Backstory to "Born Free" Movie - Original Footage... The Lions Are Going..... | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it

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>>>

http://greernoble.com/invitation---non-fiction.html

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The Week in Wildlife

The Week in Wildlife | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Another fine gallery at the Guardian. (New from @MarkCN: The Week in Wildlife http://t.co/kFJHk9B7DN)
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Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai unveils post-election plan

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Zimbabwe prime minister unveils pitch diametrically opposite to Mugabe policy (In a fit of optimism/delusion/dark humour-- #Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai unveils post-election plan
http://t.co/PsMaQJ0TSO)...
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Well somethings got to give..

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Inspire – Ten Tree & Canadian Wildlife Federation

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Inspire - Ten Tree & Canadian Wildlife Federation (Check Out This Awesome Video by @TenTreeApparel & @CWF_FCF : http://t.co/fV8tvYTJ5C)
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Awesome video!

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Mown down: The wildlife toll on UK's roadsides

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Would you like to see a new national park created in Britain? At no cost? It could be done today, and all it would take is restraint from councils and highways authorities. How?

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Yes.. any and as many UK national parks as possible please! How? Extend exising ones.. form new ones by acquiring government land.. donated land.. then raising funds through various competitions, charities, auctions and working with the department of wildlife. But first make it law that impenatrable barriers be errected alongside all highways where foxes, hares, deer etc are likely to cross.

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The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

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May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html

 

May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

 

 


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Attention world! PLEASE bouycot Asia. Greed, greed, greed, greed. God, how is it that the powers that be can send people to the moon but can't SAVE the most magnificent animals on this earth.

 

Asia, what are you going to do after you've murdered all our elephant, rhino etc????? How are you then going to quench your greed and lust?

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10 Tips for Improving Your Wildlife Photography

10 Tips for Improving Your Wildlife Photography | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Want to improve your wildlife photography? Here's 10 tips to help: http://t.co/gV1YLepzS7 #photography
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Ban Ki-moon to warn UN security council of dangers of wildlife trafficking

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Secretary general calls poaching 'grave menace', and will urge central African governments to recognise spiralling illegal trade (Ban Ki-moon to warn UN security council of dangers of wildlife trafficking http://t.co/NNMLr5jJLN...
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Excellent! Love all this movement on anti-poaching!!!

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Judge blocks logging project, orders review of effects on wildlife - Ravalli Republic

Judge blocks logging project, orders review of effects on wildlife - Ravalli Republic | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Judge blocks logging project, orders review of effects on wildlife
Ravalli Republic
U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen wrote in his ruling the U.S.
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?Where would all the birds go.. without trees?

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Pic of day- A sleepy African lion, taken by Panthera's partner & wildlife photographer @ChristianSperka - via @PantheraCats

Pic of day- A sleepy African lion, taken by Panthera's partner & wildlife photographer @ChristianSperka - via @PantheraCats | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
RT @PantheraCats: Pic of day- A sleepy African lion, taken by Panthera's partner & wildlife photographer @ChristianSperka http://t.co/j3dlUu0A
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Here's a challenge!!! If you were told that  a short (illustrated) story from you.. could save this magnificent lion, you'd make the effort wouldn't you?! Illustration is not essential but if you can draw cartoon-style, then not only will you get your own FREE 1st edition copy of MY FUNNY AFRICA (for your story) but (if published) you will also be PAID for your sketch (unless you'd like to donate this payment to the BORN FREE FOUNDATION who are supported by My Funny Africa.. over to you.. whatever you decide), but please hurry.. the poachers won't wait!

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Applaud Google for Helping World Wildlife Fund End Wildlife ... - Care2 News Network

Applaud Google for Helping World Wildlife Fund End Wildlife ... - Care2 News Network | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
Commend Google for donating $5 million to the World Wildlife Fund for state-of-the-art technology to increase the detection and prevention of poaching in Asia and Africa. (Applaud Google for Helping World Wildlife Fund End Wildlife ...
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Fantastic google! Well let's hope it will also be used to curb the source of all problems.. ie to educate indigenous peoples to STOP BREEDING in times of a proverbial 'drought' and stop invading wild animals habitat (there's supposed to be  a balance) and STOP BEGGING.. the world is sick and tired of this BEGGING! If there's the right balance there should be enough for everyone. Elephants stop propogating when there's a drought.. so should humans!

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Rhino sale a secret affair - 313 lost to-date -...

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The biggest rhino sale in South Africa this year had the feel of a clandestine gathering yesterday as potential rhino buyers secretly made their bids - to avoid their farms being targeted by poachers....
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Mmmmmmmmmmm... interesting!!!!!!

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

Elsa’s Legacy: Backstory to "Born Free" Movie - Original Footage... The Lions Are Going..... | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it

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>>>

http://greernoble.com/invitation---non-fiction.html

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http://greernoble.com/invitation---non-fiction.html

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Cartoons Lead the Way From Humour to Dialogue - Independent European Daily Express

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Cartoons Lead the Way From Humour to Dialogue
Independent European Daily Express
CANNES, May 20 (IPS) - By now, most movie fans know that American actor Leonardo DiCaprio was in this southern French city for the annual Cannes Film Festival.
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Looking for cartoonists.. contact me..

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Are You Qualified To Discuss Evolution? | Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Are You Qualified To Discuss Evolution? | Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings | My Funny Africa.. Bushwhacker anecdotes | Scoop.it
The theory of evolution has alas, never been without controversy, largely as it appears, its conclusions are unpalatable to many. As a biologist, I'm often pretty enthusiastic about the whole theory of evolution thing.
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I'm all ears..

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