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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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With an excellent safety record and quickly improving standards of nature protection and tourism infrastructure, Rwanda is a rising ecotourism star of this group. Destinations birding tips Gambia Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Trinidad and Tobago world birdwatch

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Virunga Wildlife Rangers On the Offensive Against Militias

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The Congolese rangers protect the wildlife in Virunga National Park, the most famous inhabitants of which are the 700 remaining mountain gorillas. Tags: virunga rwanda africa congo gorillas endangered species These rangers are very brave people with possibly the most dangerous jobs in the world. And they don't get paid very much at all. They've just launched an offensive against the militias that are destroying habitat in order to get charcoal.

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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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The bird-richest region of Africa is its equatorial East: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (unlike the rest, the last one, Burundi, is politically unstable and not recommendable). Serengeti NP protects a huge swathe of almost 15,000 km2 / 6000 mi2 in north-west Tanzania.

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Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa

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The park was created as much to protect the local communities from marauding elephants with a hatred of dangerous humans and a lack of interest in the differences between nations as it was to protect the elephants. The first Lions to be re-introduced to Rwanda a few days ago were sourced from Tembe. The history of Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa is a slightly unusual one.

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The Storks of Africa

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Sometimes they have to protect their catches from piratic African Fish Eagles who swoop down as soon as they that see a Saddle-bill has successfully caught a fish. The Shoebill’s center of distribution are the Sudd Swamps along the Nile in South Sudan, with smaller numbers occurring into southwestern Ethiopia, Uganda, western Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC) with an isolated southern population in the Bengwuelu Swamps of north-eastern Zambia.

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