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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. 801-1000 sp. –

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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. Already, some conservation campaigns have taken on martial aspects.

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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It has recently also been discovered nesting in rainforests of the Sangha area of Central African Republic (CAR). It occurs from south-west Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea (both mainland and on the island of Bioko), Cameroon and Gabon. Its ecology and behavior is much like that of its slightly larger cousin.

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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. Game viewing on foot, by 4×4 or by motorboat.

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Weavers

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Its restricted range extends from the very northern parts of Angola, eastern People’s Republic of Congo and western DRC with a few records from Central African Republic, but even within this range, it has been recorded only in isolated patches.

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Africa’s Barbets

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This last mentioned giant version has been seen by very few birders as its range coincides with the unstable, war-torn and bandit-ravaged zone stretching from northern Uganda to Southern Sudan, south-eastern Chad and northern Central African Republic!

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