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30 June 2011

Samara Volunteer Programme

The Volunteer Programme at Samara in South Africa is now one year old.  Volunteers of all ages and from 14 different countries have come to work on land rehabilitation restoring degraded areas to their former glory and helping to contribute to this region's extraordinary biodiversity.  Samara contains no less than 4 of South Africa's 7 vegetation biomes.  Volunteers receive a certificate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for their work in conservation and also …

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30 June 2011

Samara Volunteer Programme Conservation and post graduate research

The Volunteer Programme at Samara in South Africa is now one year old.  Volunteers of all ages and from 14 different countries have come to work on land rehabilitation restoring degraded areas to their former glory and helping to contribute to this region's extraordinary biodiversity.  Samara contains no less than 4 of South Africa's 7 vegetation biomes.  Volunteers receive a certificate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for their work in conservation and also …

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29 June 2011

Vilanculos Airport Upgrade

 Mozambique's Vilanculos Airport has been revamped after 13 months of work and approximately US$10 million, as Mozambique continues to upgrade its airports in pursuit of tourism and economic development. The Chinese construction group Anhui Foreign Economic Construction was awarded the contract to upgrade and modernise the airport in the seaside tourist town of Vilanculos in Mozambique’s southern Inhambane province. The capacity of the airport has been increased from 75 000 to…

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29 June 2011

UNESCO names new Heritage sites in Kenya

Kenya is named as UNESCO adds eight new locations to its list of World Heritage sites. The sites were named following the 35th session of the World Heritage committee, held from 19-29 June 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. 1. Kenya The Lake System in the Great Rift Valley   2/3 Japan, ‘Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens & Archaeological Sitesand the .Ogasawara Islands; a group of 30 islands in the Pacific Ocean,  4. China ‘West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou…

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26 June 2011

Serengeti Highway good news or is it?

Following a statement issued on Saturday evening but still oficially unconfirmed  it appears that the Tanzanian government may have partly backed down in the face of growing global criticism and opposition to their plans to construct a highway across the Serengeti. The Tanzanian government hasapparently  assured the UNESCO World Heritage Center in Paris that they will seek an alternative southern route around the Serengeti to bring road access to rural communities and leave…

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23 June 2011

UK's Africa minister promises strong support from UK

At a Commonwealth Business Council event, Henry Bellingham, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, spoke about trade and prosperity in the Africa region. Africa’s prosperity Increased prosperity for the UK is at the heart of Governments Foreign Policy objectives. Boosting trade and investment between countries and regions will be vital to getting the world economy moving again. The Commonwealth, which includes 19 African members and more than half of SADC, is well placed to catalyse a reco…

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21 June 2011

Jane Goodall In the Shadow of Man

Abercrombie & Kent commemorates the 50th Anniversary of pioneering chimpanzee research and inspiring vision for our future by Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, with a talk at The Royal Institution, Thursday 1st December 2011 ‘In The Shadow of Man’ a talk by world renowned primatologist Dr Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, at The Royal Institution of Great Britain on Thursday, 1st December 2011 from 6.30 – 9pm. Tickets are now on sale at www.ab…

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20 June 2011

Walking Africa for the Rhino

Paul Jennings in South Africa has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Rhino in Southern Africa. Paul and Illona used to work together in the Natal Parks Board. He and his friend Sboniso are walking the length of South Africa, visiting schools and talking to anyone who will listen about the plight of the Rhino. To date this year 174 Rhino have been slaughtered and everyone needs to be aware that unless there is more support for the institutions that protect the rhino, th…

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01 June 2011

ATTA IN EAST AFRICA. JUNE 4th ARUSHA & JUNE 7th NAIROBI

 You can book these events on line or email bella@atta.travel Atta Networking Evening at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tanzania. Sponsored by  Summits Africa, Elewana and DGB wines*  Venue:                     Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tanzania Date:                        Saturday 04 J…

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