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

University of Colorado Boulder 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. But that view reflects mistranslations of Maasai terms and a simplification of their cultural traditions and their relationship with wildlife, a team of researchers led by a University of Colorado Boulder geographer has concluded. Further, some conservation...

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. The goal for the evening is to build an all girls secondary school in Kenya for 200 young girls. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Free The Children and will be matched dollar for dollar by Grammy award-winning artist Nelly Furtado. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 The Unstoppable Foundation announces their 3rd Annual Gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 17 at...

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. The report, "An...

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. The videos include scenes of cows and zebra dead or dying of drought in Kenya; parched landscapes and stunted crop growth in Cameroon; destructive, unseasonal summer downpours in Peru, and a dry, rerouted river in the Philippines among other...

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. East Coast fever is a tick-transmitted disease that kills one cow every 30 seconds "“ with one million a year dying of the disease. Calves are particularly susceptible to the disease. In herds kept by the pastoral Maasai people, for example, the disease kills from 20 to over 50 per cent of all unvaccinated...

2009-06-02 07:10:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying true to its founding mission of keeping Africa affordable, 2AFRIKA, INC. (http://www.2afrika.com) announced today that five new Air-Inclusive Safaris will be launched in the BUDGET TRAVEL section of the evolving African Safari Collection this week. First up is BT KEEN ON KENYA, a scheduled 9-Day Air-Inclusive Safari to Kenya departing each Tuesday from New York City with a starting from price of $2,199 per person. BT KEEN ON KENYA visits Nairobi, the...

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. "This is the first time that an albino buffalo has been found in our parks and it's a great day for nature and animal lovers," said the park's senior warden, Nelly Palmeris. Based on its size, rangers estimate that the calf is about three months old.  Though traveling with one the park's largest buffalo...

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. The Dewar's Signature Book of Expressions is currently circulating amongst the Hollywood elite, to which Dewar's Blended Scotch Whiskey has pledged to donate to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund for every signature received. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081208/LAM052) SOURCE...

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. The director-general of BBC, Mark Thompson, says "Big Cat Live"...

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