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Study: Conservation Efforts May Encourage Some To Hunt Lions
2013-08-06 07:25:47

Conventional wisdom holds that East Africa's Maasai pastoralists hunt lions for two distinct reasons: to retaliate against lions that kill livestock or to engage in a cultural rite of passage.

2012-03-06 13:00:00

The Unstoppable Foundation announces their 3rd Annual Gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 17 at 5:30 pm.

2011-08-23 18:08:00

As hunger spreads among more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, a study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of the response to Kenya's last devastating drought, in 2008-2009, finds that investments aimed at increasing the mobility of livestock herders – a way of life often viewed as "backward" despite being the most economical and productive use of Kenya's drylands – could be the key to averting future food crises in arid lands.

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2009-12-03 14:29:05

A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen climate talks today offered the world self-created video evidence and testimonials of climate change problems in their far-flung home communities.

2009-10-03 12:31:48

Millions of African families could be saved from destitution thanks to a much-needed vaccine that is being mass-produced in a drive to protect cattle against a deadly parasite.

2009-06-02 07:10:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying true to its founding mission of keeping Africa affordable, 2AFRIKA, INC.

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2009-04-25 07:45:00

Officials at Kenya’s majestic Hell’s Gate National Park announced on Friday that park rangers had recently sighted an albino buffalo calf, the first of its kind ever found in the country.

2008-12-08 20:12:00

New YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Norton signs the Dewar's Signature Book of Expressions at the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund event at Christie's Auction House in New York.

2008-10-02 12:05:20

(Correcting word in last sentence from "Dairy" to "Diary") Text of report by Michael Mumo entitled "Mara goes live on BBC" published by Kenyan privately-owned radio station Capital FM website on 2 October Kenya's rich diversity in the Maasai Mara will be showcased to millions of viewers in the United Kingdom from this Sunday [5 October] when a week-long live series gets under way on the British Broadcasting Corporation.


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Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

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