Dreaming of Congo rainforest: Gabon, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic

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The Congo Basin, second in size only to the Amazon, spans six countries: south-eastern Cameroon, portions of southern Central African Republic, the north and central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo.

Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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Over the past couple of decades, at least two paramilitary groups in the Central African Republic have operated with government approval, as reported recently in an article on "armed environmentalism" in The Ecologist, a British magazine. Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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201-400 sp: Madagascar, north African countries; European countries; Asia Minor, Arabian Peninsula, Mongolia. 401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. Trips Africa Asia Central America South America world birdwatchSummer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least.

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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The family Picathartidae consists of two very unusual birds; White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes , endemic to the Upper Guinea forests of West Africa; and Gray-necked or Red-headed , restricted to Lower Guinea forests of Central Africa. Photo by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours) So for this reason I found myself journeying to the remote village of Bonkro in the central region of Ghana.


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Ploceus – the true weavers The Village Weaver is the archetypical African weaver, and aptly named as they do often nest in African villages. The West African form of Vieillot’s Black Weaver is chestnut and black but the East African form is pitch black. African Harrier-Hawks, snakes and other predators frequently raid weaver colonies to rob the nests of eggs and chicks. It has a tropical African range.

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Africa’s Barbets

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They occur in three biogeographic regions; the Neotropic, Afrotropic and Indo-Malaya ecozones, basically tropical South and Central America, Africa south of the Sahara and tropical Asia. African barbets are classified in seven quite distinctive genera: Pogoniulus are the smallest, and the 10 species in this genus are now called Tinkerbirds due to their incessant tooting calls sounding like a miniature tinsmith or tinker hammering away. Birds African birding Barbets