British biologist, received the award for hives, scaring elephants

Dr Lucy King of Oxford University won a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the idea of ​​the use of beehives to deter elephants from farms in Africa, said the international organization.Elephants in Africa often come to the farm area and cause significant damage to farmers. Such conflicts threaten the loss of both people and elephants, are included in the international list of animals (Red List), endangered."I congratulate Dr. King on receiving this prestigious award. Her study shows how to work with nature rather than fight against it"- Said the Deputy Secretary General Read more [...]
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Wild? Well, very wild …

- Caution! Hold on to something! - There was a sharp cry of our driver! The situation at the moment was, quite frankly, is not funny, but after some time without the smiles and laughter of her and no one remembered. Painfully, she was like a fairy tale about a turnip. The operator of the crew grabbed dorogushchuju camera on a tripod, filmmaker — in the operator, the editor — to the director, and administrator, as responsible for all — with one hand holding the editor and the other firmly gripped the edge of the side of the jeep expedition, thereby insuring the entire chain. I, Read more [...]
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Under the sky of my Africa …

Later, while, as usual, bred-parted company. The master went to live in Kostroma village, where he had a house, explaining his decision by saying that it is close in spirit to the idea of ​​the ancient Greek philosopher Crates the Theban, who, to get rid of the hassle of device petty everyday life, chose for himself a refuge poverty. During the rainy season from Animals do not have problems with watering, but when it comes to drought, the going gets tough for all the inhabitants of the savannah. Heart of Africa is full of singing and the glow,And I know that Read more [...]
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Obama has promised to protect African elephants

US President Barack Obama, who is currently touring Africa, issued in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, where he said that the United States will take new measures to restrict trade in ivory. They will be aimed at saving the elephants from poaching, due to which their population is threatened, especially in Central and West Africa.In 2010 -2012 years only because of the tusks were killed 100 thousand elephants, estimated in the Service of protection of fish and wildlife resources of the US government. At the same time the United States, interestingly enough, are the second largest consumer of ivory Read more [...]
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For the tiger with a brush and pad

  In November 1997, within the framework of "Tiger, Tiger", organized by the Dutch foundation "Artists for Nature" and supported museums in Glasgow (UK), a group of artists from different countries working in India in the National Park "Bandagar." He took part in this project and Vadim A. Gorbatov. As a result of this work was an exhibition and book published. Part of the proceeds from the sale of paintings and books that aims to protect the Bengal tiger.          Every morning in the predawn our jeep crosses the border at the checkpoint, and we enter the tiger country. "Move on foot out Read more [...]
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Travel Becker and his wife into the interior Africa

We stayed in Sophie about a month, when I visited the company hunters with whom I wanted to meet you. I was told that some of the Arabs Gamran tribe whose land lies in the south of Kassala, kill the most fearsome beasts machetes. Gamrany trying to attack elephant guard 10 to 12 am, when he is resting. If in this time the elephant asleep, he did not It features more vigor and it is easy to approach. Previous episode read here.I do not could not imagine how it is possible to kill an elephant saber, unless surrounded and not succumb under Read more [...]
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Vase Cameroon

In the far north of Cameroon, near the biggest (and only) pond Sahara Lake Chad, located Waza National Park (Waza). The male lions weigh up to 250 kg live up to 12 years. Females are lighter 180 kg but live longer to 20 years. They can run with at 60 km / h do jumping length to 12 meth­moat. By Cameroon classification this area is called the far north. It is part of the southern periphery of the Sahara called the Sahel. Accordingly, the soil, the climate and Sahelian vegetation here, too.The Read more [...]
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Africa five on stamps

Illustration from the collection of the author One of the most popular themes in philately stamps were colonies of European countries. Since 1951, the countries possessing colonies away from the monotonous picture of reigning persons or character images of their greatness on postage stamps, and began to place figures on the history, nature and animals. Hunters will undoubtedly be interested in stamps with the image of the colonies of animals belonging to the so-called Big Five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino (black and white). It is safe to say that these animals are Read more [...]
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18 years later

His first African safari I spent in Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve. And it was eighteen years ago. Selous - the largest wildlife reserve in Africa, an area of ​​almost 55 thousand square kilometers, accounting for 5% of the territory of Tanzania and Belgium equals two.Cannes — the largest antelope in world. There are two kinds of them: and eland West eland. The latter has larger horns.PHOTO MARYSLOA / FLICKR.COM (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Today is home to over one million mammals and 430 species of birds. Solidly presented buffaloes (100 000), elephants (13 000), Read more [...]
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survival hunting

HOW to Catch a MAMMOTH?At last, very scientific information last living mammoths on earth became extinct approximately 6-10 thousand years ago. But hitherto encountered elephants, hippos, rhinos. In the middle (climatic) the band up to this time animals are much smaller: elk, bear, boar, deer, but the real survival spec just need to know, just in case, how to get any size animal, including elephants and hippos.Let's return to the mammoths. How do you view the ancient people hunted mammoths on the meat? In the movies, history books and paintings in museums a lot of good answers to this question. Read more [...]
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Where Can I Go Elephant Trekking?

If you’re passing to tantalise an elephant, sit hardly ass the ears good as the mahouts do.     Photograph: Natalia Deriabina / Shutterstock.comA:In Asia, elephants are venerable as deities, prestigious as symbols of royalty, and precious for their potency. African cultures admire the animals’ wiseness—around tribes evening consider buzz chiefs are reincarnated as the elegant creatures. This venerable condition hasn’t saved them from Dickensian storylines on both continents, from habitat expiration and poaching among furious elephants, to misuse and miserable Read more [...]
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For tourist: Indian elephant

Indian elephants - Elephas maximus - have impressive dimensions - old individuals achieve 5 tons, height at the shoulders is 2.5-3 m Total duration elephants 60-70 years, sexual maturity at 8-12 years. Indian elephant is autochthonous overlooking forest zone of the Peninsula and the Central Cordillera mountains of Northern Thailand. Once feral elephants met in wet-tropical forest on the banks of the main rivers of the Bangkok Plain and Upper Plain, also in vlazhnotropicheskph forests of Southeast coast. According to estimates of the number of royal herds of elephants, manufactured by the Read more [...]
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Elephant Fat Raise to Outdoors in CA

Fifty-fifty the elephants therein area can’t outflow corpulency.A sketch promulgated finale October base that some 75 percentage of elephants in U.S. zoos are fleshy. Now a Californian introduction wants to make a raise where the fat animals can dieting and arrive cast. Plans are already afoot for a 4,900-acre keep in Northerly California that would get the African elephants sizable and procreation. Parting raise, share lab, the conserve would scratch with capable 5 elephants, a "near-wild" crowd the developers desire to triad in two decades.  The heavy elephants would Read more [...]
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Genetics: We’re Looking a Few Effective Unmentionables

External cartridge, December 1997Genetics: We're Looking a Few Dear UnmentionablesHoping to return the muddled gigantic, Japanese researchers attempt out approximately strange treasuresBy Paul Kvinta At this really consequence, comparable a squadron of petri-dish-wielding minutemen, Kazufumi Goto and his squad of Japanese spermatozoan hunters standpoint equanimous to counter to Siberia. "Yes, we are fix," he declares sky-high. "We volition Read more [...]
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Weekdays elefanterii

Long gone spearmen and cavalry - the opponents ancient elephants and elephants remained in service in the last year. The term "elefanteriya", recently introduced in the Russian language, as a means elephants corps. It is essentially a carbon copy of the English word elephantry. Elefanteriya originated in ancient India, where elephants were used for military purposes about three thousand years ago. According to an unwritten code of honor Aryan, the highest aristocracy first fought in chariots, and later moved to the elephants. Princes were taught methods of training the elephants so Read more [...]
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Were excavated in Kabardino-Balkaria, the rare Southern mammoth remains

In the Terek region of Kabardino-Balkaria, near the village of Upper Kurp, regional specialists, researchers from Nalchik - Maria and Victor Kotlyarova - discovered the remains of the rare Southern mammoth. "Bared by the collapse of the cliff mammoth survived, thanks to the clay shell, part of another tusk - more than a meter in length - the researchers had to take pictures, but the bone" right in front of scattered into many small pieces due to lack of conservation "- quoted by ITAR-TASS Victor . According to experts, "with a high degree of probability can not talk about Read more [...]
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Botswana

The Trip-Finder, January 1998BotswanaExploring the Okavango Delta on elephantbackOutfittersDeparturesTermsAccommodationsThe Africa Gamble Fellowship800-882-9453, 954-491-887725$5,500campingEsplanade Tours800-426-549227$5,500campingExplore Inc.888-596-6377, 505-820-24708$5,500campingElephant Backbone Safaris011-267-661-260042$5,500campingThe Path: For six years, visit at Abu's Clique, an undivided tented campaign fundament. From thither Read more [...]
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Orientation in a tropical forest

Navigate the rain forest is very difficult because of the intertwining trees, shrubs, lianas, epiphytes, mosses, and any other representatives of tropical flora. Happy forest looks uninhabited, but at night all life expresses its existence. Symphony of different sounds. In the ears of all time is incessant crackling noise, a rustle, clatter, clicking, chirping, prisvistyvanie etc. To stay on the route, even with a compass, every 50-100 m should identify notable landmark. Wading in tropical forests - a great art. Shoes need to rub soap, wear special stockings of white calico, which are also Read more [...]
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Animals A-Go-Go

    Pic: Weststock'tween 300,000 and 600,000 African elephants—approximately one-half the turn that existed hardly 20 days ago—go s of the Sahara. Though a ban on tusk helped simpleness the imperativeness on the elephant, rearing developing continues to be a terror in Africa, where sole around 20 percentage of elephant habitat is on saved demesne. It's potential to confrontation pockets of pachyderms on game-viewing trips passim the celibate, but the scoop billet to see gravid herds in summertime is Tanzania's Tarangire Interior Green, a wholesale 1,600-square-mile Read more [...]
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The Eminent Route

Espouse the Leader: An elephant ruck in Botswana     Pic: CorbisKenya and Tanzania Campaign Done Masailand Terms: $3,750 Difficultness: Chair In partnership with the Masai Environmental Imagination Concretion, a web of Masai organizations advocating for tribal rights and sustainable use of the big ecosystems of Eastward Africa, this 12-day safari-with-a-conscience combines authoritative back drives and walks with day-to-day visits to local schools and villages—advantageously off the common holidaymaker route. The journeying begins in the all-inclusive, lion-rich plains of Read more [...]
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