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2008-06-26 12:03:04

Mega Uranium Ltd. (TSX: MGA) ("Mega") is pleased to report on progress in its ongoing investigation of the shallow uranium resource potential of the Laguna Salada tenements of its Patagonia Project in Chubut Province, Argentina - refer to the Mega news releases of September 4 2007 and December 5 2007. In the Guanaco prospect area, the exploration to date has included 182 shallow trenches and 11 drill holes (to 8-10 meters depth). Of the 145 trenches for which assay results have been...

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2008-06-10 17:15:00

The Wildlife Conservation Society has launched a study in Chile's Karukinka reserve on Tierra del Fuego to help protect the guanaco "“ a wild cousin of the llama that once roamed in vast herds from the Andean Plateau to the steppes of Patagonia.Today, the guanaco population has dwindled to perhaps half a million animals that live in highly fragmented populations due to habitat loss and competition from livestock. Tierra del Fuego, especially Karukinka, holds the largest wild population...


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2012-09-19 14:36:11

Llama, Lama glama The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated camelid from South America. It is often used as a pack animal or for meat by Andean cultures. Its hair is used to make clothing and handicrafts. The course outer hair is typically used to make lead ropes, rugs, and wall hangings, and the fibers can come in many colors ranging from black to reddish brown to white. Because of transportation and trade of this species, there are now more than 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in...

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2007-10-23 14:19:29

The Mongolian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus), is a subspecies of the Onager. It is found in Mongolia and northern China, and was previously found in Kazakhstan before it became extinct due to hunting. The numbers in China and Mongolia are also vulnerable due to poaching and competition grazing. Numbers have dropped severely in the 1990s and by 2003 the total Mongolian population was estimated at only 20,000 specimens. Poaching for meat seems to be the biggest threat for guanacos in...

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2007-10-23 14:17:18

The Guanaco (Lama guanicoe), is a camelid animal native to South America. They are found in the higher plateaus of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. They are more numerous in the Patagonian regions of Chile and Argentina's National Parks. Some places are overpopulated by guanacos, and overall they are most numerous in Peru. When Europeans first arrived in South America, there were an estimated 500,000,000 guanacos, but current estimates place their numbers at about 500,000. An...

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2007-10-22 10:42:28

The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), is a camelid species native to South America. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has great number of wild vicuñas in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. Vicuñas live in the grass lands and plains in the mountain regions at an altitude of 4,000 to 5,500 meters (13000 to 18000 feet). The vicuña is considered more...

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