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2010-03-16 12:33:49

The black market trade of African ivory has been linked to Asian crime organizations and may affect the efforts made by Zambia and Tanzania to sell off their legally acquired tusks, according to experts at a UN wildlife trade meeting. When the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species last held a conference in 2007, they voted on a nine-year suspension on exports of African ivory. The ban started in 2008, after South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe had a one-time sale of...

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2010-03-12 07:59:09

An international convention will meet next week to decide whether to grant requests from Tanzania and Zambia to lower the protection status of their elephants, allowing them to conduct one-time sales of stockpiled ivory. An international team of 27 conservationists, writing in the March 12 edition of Science, says allowing the sale could lead to increased slaughter of elephants for their ivory throughout Africa. The team says there was a sharp increase in poaching even before 2007, when the...

2009-12-11 04:20:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Along with the joy of the holiday season comes the usual pressure for families. There are cards to send, cookies to bake, and gifts to wrap. However, one thing most American families don't have to worry this Christmas is finding enough money to protect their children from a life-threatening illness. That's not the case for families like Rachell Chuya and her five children in Zambia. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC24547)...

2009-12-07 08:30:00

Next Stop: Lusaka, Zambia - Team began quest in U.S. three weeks ago, will travel to one more country in next two weeks - $25 million fundraising effort aims to fight poverty and help 625,000 people around the world - So far, more than $6 million has been raised toward this year's goal LUSAKA, Zambia, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since November 19, World Vision and thousands of people around the world have been traveling the globe in search of the Christmas spirit as part of the...

2009-11-24 08:37:00

-- Team began quest in U.S. last week, will travel to four more countries in next four weeks -- $25 million fundraising effort aims to fight poverty and help 625,000 people around the world QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since November 19, World Vision and thousands of people around the world have been traveling the globe in search of the Christmas spirit as part of the Christian humanitarian agency's "Spirit of Christmas" tour. The month-long tour features interviews...

2009-11-23 07:00:00

HOOPS OF HOPE KIDS TO SHOOT 15 MILLION FREE THROWS IN 2010 WORLD'S LARGEST FREE THROW FESTIVAL HOOPS OF HOPE FOUNDER PLANS 12-CITY U.S. TOUR & TRIP TO AFRICA NEXT YEAR WORLD VISION SUPPORTS YOUNG AUTHOR'S NEW BOOK "TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT" SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, in an effort to fight the global spread of HIV/AIDS, thousands nationwide will take part in Hoops of Hope, the world's largest free throw shooting marathon. At the heart of the movement is...

2009-11-19 08:00:00

Austin Gutwein, who founded Hoops of Hope at age nine, will host the 12-city series from April through August 2010 NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Synergy Production Group today announced the 2010 launch of the Hoops of Hope All-Stars Tour to raise funds for projects benefiting AIDS orphans in Africa. Deemed "the world's largest free throw festival," the events will take place across 12 cities throughout the United States, beginning in April through August 2010....

2009-09-01 18:06:37

Zambian officials said 61 monkeys have been relocated from State House grounds since one of the animals urinated on the president in June. Fred Hengeveld, marketing manager with the Munda Wanga Botanical Gardens in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, said President Rupiah Banda asked the organization and the Born Free Foundation to remove the estimated 200 monkeys living on the State House grounds after one of the primates urinated on Banda during a June 24 news conference, The (Lusaka) Post...

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2009-08-20 11:15:00

Urban workers could suffer most from climate change as the cost of food drives them into poverty, according to a new study that quantifies the effects of climate on the world's poor populations.A team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as heat waves, drought and heavy rains, on those in 16 developing countries. Urban workers in Bangladesh, Mexico and Zambia were found to be the most at risk."Extreme weather affects...

2009-07-07 10:30:00

SYMBOL: DFI VANCOUVER, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Diamond Fields International Ltd. (DFI:TSX) ("DFI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia has granted the Company's application for renewal of its large-scale prospecting license PLLS 311 (the "License") with respect to copper, gold silver, lead and germanium in the Solwezi District of north-western Province, Zambia. The License covers an area of more than 444 square kilometers. The Company...


Latest Zambia Reference Libraries

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

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2012-04-02 13:26:18

The Giant Otter Shrew, (Potamogale velox), is a species of carnivorous tenrec. It is found in the main rainforest regions of Central Africa from Biafra to Zambia. A few isolated populations also occur in Kenya and Uganda. Its habitat is streams, wetlands, and slowly flowing large rivers. It is the only member of the genus Potamogale. This animal is similar in appearance to an otter, although it has no relation with it. It has a long, flat tail, which is used for swimming by sideways...

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2007-10-23 13:55:53

The Sitatunga or Marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekeii), is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout Central Africa centering on the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Botswana and in Zambia. Sitatunga live in papyrus swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface. The Sitatunga stands about 59 inches at the shoulder. They have a water-proof coat which is dark...

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2007-10-23 13:48:48

The Lechwe (Kobus leche), is a species of antelope found in Okavango Delta of Botswana, the Kafue Flats and Bangweulu Swamps of Zambia, and the very southeast of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered with water repelling substance allowing them to run quite fast in the knee-deep water. Lechwe stand 35.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh from...

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2007-08-23 05:41:04

The Puku (Kobus vardonii), is a species of antelope found in southern Democratic Republic of Congo and in Zambia. Pukus are found mostly in wet, marshy grassland where they eat the grass. Pukus are active in the early mornings and late afternoons. The Puku stands about 31.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs from 154 to 176 pounds. They are sandy brown in color and the underbelly is a slightly lighter brown. The male has nearly 20 inch long ridge structured horns which are very vaguely...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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