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2013-12-17 20:20:38

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Looking to put a little naughty into your relationship this holiday season? The Lion's Den (http://www.lionsden.com), a national chain of adult stores dedicated to providing the best adult merchandise, has the perfect gifts for you and your special someone, especially if you want to be a bit naughty. "Our stocking stuffers are sure to temp and tease," said Megan Mayer, Marketing Specialist at The Lion's Den. "We have hundreds of them to...

2013-12-17 12:21:30

Journey through Lush Ugandan Forest Brings Guests Face-to-Face with Rare Animals LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Locking eyes with an almost-500 pound silverback mountain gorilla, with just a few feet of African forest standing in between, travelers participating in Crystal Cruises' newest Overland Adventure may share a scene few on earth will ever see. With just 600 mountain gorillas left in the world, and only a handful of active guests permitted on the excursion,...

Researchers Devise Method To Set Sustainable Quotas For Hunting Lions
2013-12-17 06:53:22

Imperial College London Trophy hunting occurs in 9 of the 28 African countries that have wild populations of lions. Hunting is legal in these countries but quotas are set to restrict the numbers of lions that can be killed. Whilst such hunting is controversial, evidence suggests that it can help conservation efforts because it generates substantial revenue. Hunters can pay up to US$125,000 to shoot a male lion. This enables governments to leave wilderness areas as habitats for wildlife,...

2013-12-16 23:00:09

15th MEAPET is all set to open on 11-12 February, 2014 in Dubai to showcase PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling trends in the Middle East and Africa. Several key converters, recyclers, brand owners, solution providers will share their perspectives on PET demand in Africa, resin supply/demand landscape in Middle East & Africa, upcoming new facilities in the region and more. Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Centre for Management Technology (CMT) today announced...

2013-12-11 23:04:33

Find-A-Church, the online directory of United Methodist churches, is going global. A mapping project is expanding Find-A-Church to include information on churches outside the U.S. for the first time. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The church’s online directory will begin to provide a resource for global communities by collecting church names, locations, GPS coordinates, names of pastors, local cell phone numbers and other information for United Methodist churches in Africa,...

2013-12-11 12:26:23

GENEVA and WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 49% in Africa, according to the World malaria report 2013 published by the World Health Organization (WHO). An expansion of prevention and control measures has been mirrored by a consistent decline in malaria deaths and illness, despite an increase in the global...

Tanzania Wildlife Threatened By Humans
2013-12-11 12:53:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the population in Tanzania continues to grow, so do conflicts between humans and wildlife, making education an ideal tool to use for an intervention. Tanzania has one of the fastest growing populations in the world and researchers wanted to see how this boom would impact human-wildlife interactions in the country. Buffer zones are already set up in Serengeti and Tanzania’s other national parks, meaning human activity is only allowed...

2013-12-10 23:20:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators. London (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Market penetration to reach 60% among Africas one billion people in 2012 Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. Market penetration passed the 50% mark in 2010 and is expected to reach 60% in 2012. Subscriber growth across the continent has slowed to around 17% p.a, but several individual markets are still...

2013-12-10 08:31:56

LUANDA, Angola, December 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Project will change Luanda's seafront into a unique, urban and social challenging project, combining modernism, urbanism and quality of life The international presentation of Luanda's Bay project took place during the 1st Luanda Bay Business Forum, in the city capital of Angola. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131210/658585 ) "Sociedade Baia de Luanda" redeveloped the whole Luanda's Bay...

2013-12-09 23:03:24

In-demand research report “Calcium Propionate Market by Applications (Bakery, Feed, Dairy, Meat & Processed Meat & Other Food Products) & by Regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East & Africa) — Trends & Forecasts to 2018” elaborated by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the world market for calcium propionate is anticipated to record a...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Neanderthals
2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

Micro Frog, Microbatrachella Capensis
2013-07-16 12:33:22

The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...

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