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De Rust's Second Eco Festival

This festival is from the 12th of September 2013 to the 15th of September 2013. If you love the Little Karoo's field, mountains and wildlife, do not miss the De Rust's second eco festival in September 2013. The festival starts on Thursday 12 September when expert guest speakers such as Professor Erik Holm, Adriaan van Niekerk and Sue Milton discuss among other things, bees, water quality, irrigation and vegetation.

The De Hoop Stretton's - Stanford Bird Fair Photographic Competition 2013

The De Hoop Stretton’s - Stanford’s 9th Bird Fair will be bigger and better than ever – and promises an improved photographic competition jointly sponsored by De Hoop and Stretton’s. This competition is now open to serious and amateur photographers, both locally and internationally. The subject matter is Birds of Southern Africa and there are three categories - professional, serious, and open category/blue crane. We are excited to announce a new category of b...

Flight For Birders

BIRD IDENTIFICATION & CONSERVATION COURSE 23 and 24 MAY 2013 “Flight for Birders” was developed to assist novices and experienced bird-watchers to become involved in bird-watching in a practical and sustainable way. Basic steps in the identification of birds will be highlighted and the identification of garden birds, water birds, birds of prey and more difficult species such as swallows, waders and “little brown jobs” will be discussed systematically.

Monthly Talk In June: Sally Hofmeyer On The Plight Of The Southern Black Korhaan

BirdLife Overberg's monthly talk in June will focus on the Southern Black Korhaan.  Sally Hofmeyer had just completed her doctoral studies on this threatened species and will highlight several conservation issues facing the bird.  A bustard and korhaan working group had recently been formed by BirdLife South Africa and several other conservation agencies, illustrating the many problems facing this often misunderstood group of birds.

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Scandalous Celebs

When it comes to celebrity scandals, no one is safe — including the poor animals! Here is some of the weirdest, most shocking and saddest celebrity animal scandals from the past year.

Circus Of Horrors

THE shocking extent of animal rights abuses in China’s zoos is laid bare today in a series of pictures that have emerged from the country. The sickening snaps — taken by a Brit visiting the communist state — show bears, monkeys, lions and tigers all being forced to perform circus acts for the watching crowds.

Monkey Business: Eccentric Berlin Zoo Director Under Scrutiny

The Berlin Zoological Garden is a flourishing business. For weeks now, shareholders have been pleased about the rising share price of a company that seems extremely healthy. At the beginning of the year, the zoo's operating assets included 1,059 mammals, 8,454 invertebrates and 770 amphibians. The annual report listed two red giant kangaroos, a night monkey and 14 capybaras as "remarkable breeding successes." What's more, the zoo is considered the world's most diverse in terms of th...

Interesting Facts About Birds

The chicken is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Many birds kept as pets, including doves, parakeets, and lovebirds, enjoy living in pairs for companionship. The smallest bird egg belongs to the hummingbird and is the size of a pea.  The largest bird egg, from which the ostrich hatches, is the size of a cantaloupe. A bird’s eye takes up about 50 percent of its head; our eyes take up about 5 percent of our head. To be comparable to a bird’s eyes,...

Bird Fun Facts

The nest of an Emu can be up to 1.5 metres wide. The Emu can run at speeds up to 45 km/hr. The Albatross has a wing span of up to 14 feet and only needs to land once every couple of years to breed. They can travel hundreds of thousands of miles each flight. The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall. A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

Manager, Facilities And Asset Operations

Manager, Facilities and Asset Operations required at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Applications close: Monday, June 10, 2013 An exciting opportunity exists at Taronga Western Plains Zoo for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Manager, Facilities and Asset Operations. Do you have demonstrated experience managing a trade related team? Proven experience in the coordination and management of maintenance and construction activities across multiple t...

Head Keeper Vacancy At Flamingo Land Zoo

Closing date: 10th June 2013 Flamingo Land zoological department is looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Head Keeper to join our team.  Flamingo Land is one of the leading tourist attractions in the UK, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors each year.  The zoo is in an exciting phase of development that has recently seen the creation of a number of themed zoogeographic areas and the development of the education, conservation and research departments.  The position...

Lecturer/senior Lecturer In Animal Science

Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Animal Science Post Ref No: S1111 College of Arts and Science School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Salary: £30,242 - £44,607 Grade: H/I Campus: Brackenhurst This is a fixed term post for 2 years. An exciting opportunity for a Lecturer has arisen within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at our Brackenhurst campus.   The School is located in a 200-hectare estate near the attractive Minst...

The Eco Design Initiative

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Biodegradable Products, Eco-friendly Compostable

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Innovative Eco Products In Japan

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Eco Eating

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The Ethical Eco Baby: Sustainable Diaper Choices

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Save Our Monkeys - Mauritius Exports Up To 10,000 Monkeys A Year To Labs

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Locally-brewed Eco Atlas

EVER been to a restaurant or hotel and wondered what happens behind the scenes? Are your breakfast eggs free-range, or is that special bottle of red wine going to be recycled when you leave? A progressive new concept in conscious consumerism, born in the heartland of Plettenberg Bay. Eco Atlas is an innovative online guide which puts the power of choice in your hands. Pioneering here on the Garden Route and growing nationally, it enables you to make informed decisions about where t...