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2/24/2010
5:03 am UTC
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Children of the Sea

2/24/2010

  I read the other day of a porpoise that had died from eating garbage.  The death of those porpoises or dolphin as they are also called was on my mind for days.  It somehow epitomized...

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2/24/2010
4:24 am UTC
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Reno, now more than just a quickie divorce centre

2/24/2010

  I was in Reno, Nevada a few weeks ago and spent a day walking about the city. It was bitterly cold and windy and dark clouds threatened to bring more snow to the surrounding hills which...

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2/24/2010
4:05 am UTC
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Red Poppies in the Shellholes

2/24/2010

  With the south wind blowing, rain splattering against windows and the sea a dirty chocolate colour, I rummaged in the cottage bookcase for something to read. I selected "The Road Back"...

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2/24/2010
3:53 am UTC
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Nature covers the scars of heroic battle

2/24/2010

  One of the most famous of the 7 000 islands constituting the Republic of the Philippines is Corregidor. It lies at the entrance to the bay of Manila and gets its name which means...

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2/24/2010
3:39 am UTC
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Reading the Sand

2/24/2010

  Magqubu shifted his rifle to a more comfortable position, squatted and studied the sands. The mass of foot prints, lines, depressions, wet patches and dung meant nothing to those on the...

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2/24/2010
3:26 am UTC
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Scourge of the Poacher

2/24/2010

  Game departments and farmers spend enormous sums of money to keep poaching under control. This problem is present wherever game occurs. One of the cruellest types of poaching is...

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2/24/2010
3:04 am UTC
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The Prince of the Bushveld

2/24/2010

  It was overcast and a strong south wind howled through the bush over the krantzes, and along the river. We'd been walking since early morning and not seen a single animal. Suddenly old...

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2/24/2010
2:49 am UTC
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Lesson of the Mpafa Tree

2/24/2010

  There was a snort, high pitched and menacing, then the sound of bushes being trampled. "Baleka...  run," Magqubu shouted and our trail party made for the nearest trees as a black...

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2/23/2010
2:58 pm UTC
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From Birds to Birdies

2/23/2010

  I returned from the United States just before my brother Gary won the Masters tournament, then like millions of others was thrilled to see him win three tournaments in succession, a...

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2/23/2010
4:37 am UTC
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A Delicate Toehold

2/23/2010

  For the conservationist, Hong Kong is no paradise. It is a bustling noisy city filled with hard working people and administered by a group of brilliant British civil servants. When you...

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