Camels to be Culled in Australia

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There are camels in Australia? Tags: cull camels australia environment Apparently so and they are considered feral pests. you know what that means.

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Save the Planet - Eat a Camel!

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Now, they are are being encouraged to eat camel because there are just too many of them. Camel-eating advocates should talk to British chef Gordon Ramsey. Tags: camels australia gordon ramsey First, Aussies were told they should start eating kangaroos to save the environment. That clown will eat anything.

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Don't Eat Camel - Eat Schmeat!

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I'd rather not any meat at all, thank you, but for those meat addicts like my husband, this could help. This article on Gristmill (excerpt below) goes into detail on pros and cons of "schmeat." Earlier this year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced that it will offer a $1 million X Prize for the creation of affordable, humane, and "commercially viable" test-tube meat by 2012. Shmeat is grown from a cell culture (hence the in vitro or cultured prefixes), not from a live animal.

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Honey, I Shrunk The Dinosaurs!

10,000 Birds

Whales emerge from within the larger group of mammals that includes cattle, deer, pigs, camels, with camels being the most deeply rooted. (So So pigs are camels, as you probably already suspected.) Birds have a number of features that distinguish them from, say, camels. Nor do camels. In other words, if whales were to mammals what birds were dinosaurs, then camels would have blow-holes and okapis would have fins.

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Common Sandpiper on Cable Beach

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Camel rides are a popular sunset activity for those who want a slow walk! The most common bird along the stretch of beach that the camels walk is the Silver Gull and easily observed and ignored by the majority! Everyone that visits Broome heads for Cable Beach at some stage of their visit. Many people choose to stay at a hotel within walking distance and enjoy the sun setting into the sea each evening.

Being a Tolai Hare’s life Human

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It ain’t a camel and it ain’t a horse. One of the pleasures of birding through a landscape no man has gone before is that one has frequent encounters with individuals – birds, mammals, herps, whatever – that have never seen a human in their life. Such has frequently been the case in my survey area deep within Kazakhstans barren Mangghystau province, and the most memorable reverse-lifer experience has been with a Tolai Hare just recently.

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The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It

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Her animal training experience includes working with dogs, cats, horses, llamas, alpacas and camels. Our guest post today is from Marty McGee Bennett, an animal behaviorist, trainer and author whose new book is called, “The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It: Let Animals Teach You How to Balance Your Weight.” Read on for some fascinating tips on how working with animals relates to our own weight!

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Life in a high desert oasis

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When you conjure up thoughts of the desert oasis, you probably envision the towering white sand dunes of cinematic fame, with camels, brightly colored tents and turbaned nomads. While this description is not too far off in many parts of the world, here in Mexico, the term oasis is just bit different.

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Critically Endangered: Sociable Lapwing

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In an open Maruti Gypsy, we are heading north from Dasada in the Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, along a rather decent tarmac road, between the wheat fields and passing camel carts. Gujarat, December 2010. Target for today: critically endangered Sociable Lapwing ( Vanellus gregarius ). The official definition of CR status says the species could be gone within ten years, or could lose 80 per cent of its population within three generations – whichever comes first.

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The Nemesis Cat Defeated!

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Leopard camels in Madikwe. If I were to describe my long time wildlife nemesis, my ultimate dip of dips, I would reach for a nemesis cat, not a nemesis bird. For there is no species that I had more comprehensively failed to see than the Leopard. I had, after all, been to 13 countries that were home to leopards, over the course of 14 years, of which in all but one I had been in habitat suitable for this most adaptable of big cats.

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448 Great Things to do in Nature

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A vagabond naturalist and environmental educator he’s done a little bit of everything, from small mammal research in Grand Teton National Park and southeast Alaska, to monitoring Bactrian camels in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Find a Four-leaf Clover. Start your own Plants from Seed. Find your State Bird.

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Into an Uncertain Future

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The crucial factor limiting the maximum baggage is the transport of the entire German population to their new home in the central Saharan desert regions of southern Algeria, Mali and Niger by camel. This may come as a surprise and it is sure to rock the stocks, yet it is an inevitable consequence of recent developments and a logic step to those familiar with European affairs: The Germans are preparing to leave the European Union. No seriously.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2018

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One pair of Pied Oystercatchers nest just north of the rocks on Cable Beach and have to deal with the four-wheel drive vehicles and camels on the beach, but as soon as the eggs have hatched out they move the family approximately two kilometres further north through the dune system. Two weeks ago I introduced you to two pairs of our Pied Oystercatchers that were early egg layers this year and this week the eggs have hatched out after twenty eight days of incubation.

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Week Fourteen: The Center of Australia, and Sydney Part #1

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After driving thru as much desert as we have lately, I was still absolutely shocked, when Jeanne cried out, “CAMELS”!! Sure enough, and group of 8 camels was not to far off the road, about 35 kilometers from Yulara. And the air miles, and highway miles just keep racking up. This week finds us flying from Melbourne, Australia, to Alice Springs, in the center of this incredibly large country.

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Birding the Dampier Downs Road

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Along the track we noticed a variety of prints including birds, marsupials and more recently wild camels. We have made a couple of trips down the sandy Dampier Downs Road now the native plants have started to flower prolifically in the desert country near Broome. It is always interesting to see the changes in the native vegetation over the winter months when there is no rain at all.

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Wolfe Creek Crater birding

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Other species of plant that were flowering were the Mulla mulla , Camel bush , a native Hop bush and a variety of salt-bushes. Camel bush. At the end of June we loaded up the car with no plan other than to head north and see what was about. This is a typical situation for us, where we make sure we are self-sufficient and pick a general direction, but are quite happy to deviate off any side-track at whim.

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Pied Oystercatchers breeding in Broome

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The strategy that this pair use is to lay eggs in a busy area which has good views of the surrounding area, which means watching nudists, camel rides, vehicles on the beach and everything else that goes on! This year we have continued to monitor the breeding of several pairs of Pied Oystercatchers along the coast in Broome from Gantheaume Point to Willie Creek on the south side. The first eggs were laid in the first week of July, which is the case each year.

Africa’s endangered species

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This plain used to be little affected by humans, being grazed by just a few cattle, goats and camels. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, experts have determined that the current rate of bird extinction is somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 times the background rate. More than 150 bird species are known to have become extinct over the past 500 years, and many more are estimated to have been driven to extinction before they became known to science.

Pied Oystercatcher breeding has started!

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This is where the tourists, nudists, dogs, camels, etc all congregate and it is amazing that they even considered it. We monitor the Pied Oystercatchers breeding along a 23km stretch of beach each year and it can all be covered on foot or by bicycle-tide dependant! They usually have their first eggs in place by the first week in July each year and they sit on them for 28 days.