Latest Serengeti Stories

2010-08-25 19:51:40

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are requesting that the Government of Tanzania reconsider the proposed construction of a commercial road through the world's best known wildlife sanctuary"”Serengeti National Park"”and recommend that alternative routes be used that can meet the transportation needs of the region without disrupting the greatest remaining migration of large land animals in the world.At issue is the proposed...

2010-06-08 07:05:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Penrose Press is proud to announce the release of the experimental beta-test version of a new board game - Serengeti. The Serengeti Game is the first game to employ the 'predator-prey' game mechanics developed by Ray Lauzzana in 2009. This mechanism controls movement across a node network connected by directional vectors. The movement may only pass along the direction of the vectors at a cost indicated on the nodes. The game simulates the...

2010-05-23 07:55:00

32 critically endangered East African black rhinos are set to be flown from South Africa back to their habitat in Tanzania's Serengeti Park, and so far 5 have made it as of Friday. The rhinos had been bred from a group that was rescued from the Serengeti in the 1960s and relocated to South Africa to prevent extinction of the species by poachers. Widespread poaching in the Serengeti in the 60s and 70s saw the population of the black rhinos in Tanzania dwindle from over 1,000 to just 70....

2009-06-05 13:11:13

A Chinese nature photographer is the first from his country to be named a Climate Hero by the United Nations Environment program. Luo Hong, 42, was honored Thursday as a person who has undertaken exceptional personal feats, high-profile expeditions or other acts of environmental activism, said Achim Steiner, the program's executive director. Luo left the business world to travel from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from Kenya to South Africa to document the need for environmental protection,...

2008-10-15 15:00:18

Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SIR) is pleased to report continued excellent results from the Central copper-gold Zone and the discovery in hole K-122 of attractive copper grades in a new area in the northern sector of the Company's 100% owned Kwanika copper-gold property in BC. The current release completes the results from the 2008 drilling program enabling the Company to proceed with its stated objective of completing a resource calculation by year end. Drill Holes K-08-114 to...

2008-09-29 09:00:41

Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SIR) reports that Newcrest Mining Limited has begun a four hole, 2,500 meter drill program on Serengeti's Croy Bloom/Davie Creek property located in the Quesnel Trough of north-central British Columbia. Earlier this year a Canadian subsidiary of Newcrest Mining Limited ("Newcrest") signed a binding Heads of Agreement whereby Newcrest may earn a 51% joint venture interest in Serengeti's Croy Bloom/Davie Creek property by funding $10 million in...

2008-09-24 09:00:34

Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SIR) and its 50%-50% joint venture partner, Fjordland Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FEX) are pleased to report that they have selected six priority target properties (Q, ST, MP, Copper, Ping and Mil) from their recently completed 110-line kilometer reconnaissance induced polarization (IP) surveys under their QUEST project for follow-up work. The IP surveys were conducted over nine selected target properties, based on a thorough review of the results of...

2008-09-11 09:00:32

Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SIR) is pleased to report continued excellent results from the Central Zone and the best results to date on the South Zone from the 2008 drill program at its 100% owned Kwanika copper-gold property in BC. "Hole K-113 clearly demonstrates the exceptional grade and widths present in the heart of the Central Zone at Kwanika intersecting 0.5% copper, 0.9 g/t gold over 482.5 meters," stated President & CEO David Moore. "We have also intersected the...

2008-07-08 15:00:00

A U.S.-led study suggests extreme climate change is capable of precipitating mass die-offs among lions and other wildlife. The researchers said their findings mark the first clear example of how climate extremes can create conditions in which diseases normally tolerated singly might converge, bringing about mass die-offs in wildlife. The study -- led by the University of Illinois, the University of California-Davis and the University of Minnesota -- examined outbreaks of canine distemper...

2008-06-15 09:00:18

Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SIR) is pleased to report the results of the next batch of holes from its 2008 drill program currently underway on its 100% owned Kwanika copper-gold property, British Columbia. "Drilling continues to expand the central copper-gold zone with excellent grades being encountered at the upper contact," stated President & CEO David Moore. "K-89, the western-most hole also suggests that the mineralized zone may come closer to surface in this direction....

Latest Serengeti Reference Libraries

Thomson’s Gazelle, Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually became a distinct genus, classifying some species of gazelle within their own genus. Thomson’s...

Grant’s Gazelle, Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

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