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THE ENVIRONMENT IS JUST ANOTHER RESOURCE TO BE USED UP IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY

This is the belief of the ‘dogmatic Marxist’ quoted from Hayton’s book Vietnam: Rising Dragon. Scott Roberton says that Vietnam’s economic model is, at its heart, driven by a desire ‘to make money, no matter what the cost’. Clearly the … Continue reading

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The world’s slowest animals

Do you have any idea which are the world’s slowest animals? Coral 0 km (Mussels & oysters could also fit in here) Garden snail 0.048 km Three-toed sloth 0.24 km Giant tortoise 0.27 km (world’s slowest reptile) Spider Tegenearia atrica … Continue reading

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10 Fastest land Mammals

Can you name the top 10 fastest land Mammals and what speed do they go at? Cheetah 114 km Pronghorn Antelope 95 km Blue Wildebeest 80 km Springbuck 80 km Lion 80 km Brown Hare 77 km Red Fox 77 … Continue reading

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Interesting animal facts from around the world

Animals are fascinating for so many reasons, some simply because of their beauty, some because of their ability to kill you and some because of their life styles and ability to cause phobias.   If you decide to research some … Continue reading

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BUFFALO THORN TREE – Culturally and medicinally extremely important

Buffalo Thorn, Ziziphus mucronata, Blink-blaar-wag-‘n-bietjie (the translation from Afrikaans would be “shiny-leaf wait-a-bit”), umLahlabantu (Zulu). This tree represents life as we know it as the young twigs are zigzagged, indicating that life is not straight forward. The tree has two … Continue reading

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South African Vultures

South Africa boasts nine different species of vultures ranging from the huge Lappet-faced down to the tiny, by vulture standards, Hooded and Palm-nut Vultures. As a rule vultures are large birds with strong hooked bills and very weak feet. Having … Continue reading

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Frogs in peril

Frogs* are excellent indicators of the health of an environment as they are susceptible to small amounts of poisons entering the environment. If these poisons are minimal frogs are still effected which can be seen by limb deformities – large … Continue reading

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