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2006-01-20 08:05:00

By Anton Ferreira ALGERIA, South Africa -- Using old-fashioned sheep dogs and high-tech collars, conservationists in South Africa's Cederberg mountains are trying to make peace between livestock farmers and the region's last leopards. They hope that by focusing attention on the plight of leopards in the Cederberg, which lies inland from South Africa's west coast, about 120 miles north of Cape Town, they can help to preserve the diversity of plant and animal species in the wider ecosystem....


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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