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Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Stuart Pimm of Duke University recognized for scientific and management contributions to the understanding and restoration of ecosystems.
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First National Bank of Namibia Ltd has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) to help the bank localize its banking systems and operations.
In an attempt to save thousands of baby seals from being killed for their fur, Namibia animal rights activists are trying to raise millions of dollars to buy out a fur company that buys the pelts.
Volunteers at a conservation center in Namibia are working to protect endangered cheetahs, which are often killed by farmers because they are deemed threatening.
Salvador Caldo Redondo of Spain won the first stage of the Racing the Planet: Namibia 2009 ultra-marathon Sunday, in which contestants will run 150 miles. Race officials said Redondo arrived at the race's first camp after 12 hours, 24 minutes of running through Namibia's desert landscape, later joined by other runners around a fire.
An international team of astrophysicists using telescopes on the ground and in space have uncovered surprising changes in radiation emitted by an active galaxy.
SRA subsidiary provides ADS-B and multilateration system for nationwide coverage FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc.
The sale of tons of elephant ivory in Namibia this week has conservationists concerned it may trigger widespread poaching of elephants.
For almost ten years, it has been illegal to sell ivory in southern Africa, but all that changes Tuesday.
The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...
The Angolan slender mongoose (Galerella flavescens) is native to southern Africa, specifically in Namibia and Angola. It prefers a habitat within arid savannahs in Namibia, preferring areas with little vegetation, but its preferred habitat in Angola is unknown. It is thought that population numbers are high within its range, although little is known about the species’ habits. This species is slender in appearance and has 38 teeth. These teeth grow in at about twenty-four weeks of age. Young...
The Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) is native to southern areas of Africa. Its range includes South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, although it does not occur in coastal areas of this region. In Botswana, it occurs in southwestern Kalahari, and in South Africa, it occurs in south and south central areas. The name of the Cape ground squirrel is misleading, as its range is much larger than the name suggests. It is thought that the name was used in order to distinguish the species from the...
The Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis), is a species of hare found in South Africa, parts of central Africa, and Namibia. It is found at about 3200 to 6500 feet above sea level. Its dorsal fur is gray and black, while its ventral fur is white. It has a black and white tail, while it has lighter fur around its face. Its length varies from 17.5 to 25 inches, and it weighs 3.5 to 10 pounds. Females are typically larger than males. The average mass at birth is 4 ounces. Parental care is low and...
The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...
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