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2005-10-20 08:15:35

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is to remove 700 families who settled illegally near Gonarezhou National Park, the country's second largest game reserve, to make way for a planned transfrontier regional park. The official Herald newspaper said on Thursday the families were among 5,000 people "irregularly settled" on farms throughout southern Masvingo province, including hundreds of families living on wildlife conservancies. The families moved into the area about five years ago at the...

2005-10-05 10:09:56

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's wildlife authority has moved more than 200 endangered black rhinos from a farm near its western border with Botswana to prevent poaching, a local daily reported on Wednesday. Zimbabwe is home to some of Africa's largest game reserves, but local conservationists say many species are at risk from rampant poaching by people struggling with hunger and rising poverty. Cross-border trophy hunters are also taking a toll. The official Herald newspaper said...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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