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MAN DONATES $24 MILLION (R255m) TO FIGHT RHINO POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Rub your eyes, read it again. Yes, this is for real. American philanthropist, Howard Buffett donated this phenomenal amount to SANParks (South Africa National Parks) on Monday.

Buffet is no stranger to charitable contributions in Africa, having made previous donations toward alleviating poverty, with particular concentration on areas of conflict.  He sees this as a link in the chain, stating

“When you see what conflict does to people, you cannot turn away. That conflict is fuelled by rhino horns, elephant ivory.” 

Howard Buffet in Cameroon Howard Buffett in Cameroon.

Long-term plan

Over the next 30 months, there is a campaign in place throughout Kruger National Park to stomp out poaching through improved intelligence.  It will provide

the rangers with badly needed technology and equipment. Some of the equipment will include:
*aerostat balloons
*helicopters
*land vehicles equipped with electronic sensors to…

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Shagged by a rare parrot – Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine head to the ends of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction.

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Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine head to the ends of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction.

In New Zealand the travellers make their way through one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. They are on a journey to find the last remaining kakapo, a fat, flightless parrot which, when threatened with attack, adopts a strategy of standing very still indeed.

The internet is abuzz with the long-shot success story of Lisa One, a kakapo parrot chick whose life was saved by New Zealand conservationists after her mother Lisa accidentally crushed her egg.

The pictures show just how delicate and unbelievable the conservationists’ task was – senior kakapo ranger Jo Ledington had to tape the shell of a partially crushed kakapo egg back together and allow the chick within to mature and hatch naturally. They succeeded by using, of all thing, masking…

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Doomed Dolphins Succumb After Ice Stranding in Cape Ray / This video contains graphic images and may not be suitable for all viewers.

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Most of a pod of white-beaked dolphins have already succumbed after becoming trapped by ice off the southwest coast. The pod of about 30 to 40 dophins became encircled by ice near Cape Ray on the weekend and were driven close to the shoreline. The animals’ plight has caught the attention of local residents, but officials say there’s little that can be done because of the dangerous weather and ice conditions.

As of this morning just three animals were left alive, and they were in bad shape. Wayne Ledwell of the Whale Release and Strandings Group says human safety is paramount when considering whether or not to save the animals. He says conditions in the area are so bad, people would be risking their lives to try to intervene. 

Ledwell says white-beaked dolphins are one of a couple of species that stay in Newfoundland waters year-round, and ice strandings are not uncommon. He…

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Is the ‘5 second rule’ real? Scientist says it’s all about location

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TORONTO – When microbiologist Jason Tetro accidentally drops a piece of his meal onto the floor, the first thing he considers is location.

When it comes to the “five-second rule,” the Canadian scientist says some areas, like the kitchen, are off limits when it comes to eating off the floor. The living room? That might just be a passable area.

“If you happen to drop your apple or something onto a surface that you don’t normally see pathogens, then it’s not really going to be a problem,” Tetro explained.

“If it’s the middle of the living room, there’s really no problem. However, if it’s in the bathroom, especially if you don’t flush with the lid closed, then it’s likely you might pick something up,” Tetro warned.

Our biggest concern? Fecal bacteria that’s most often lurking by the toilet. Then there’s the E. coli, salmonella and campylobacter– all food-borne…

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US scientists expect radioactive water from Fukushima at American coast by April

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US scientists expect radioactive water from Fukushima at American coast by April

American scientists beware that radiation from Japan’s leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant could reach Pacific coast in the nearest future. Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Mass., reported that four coastal monitoring sites in California and Washington have detected no traces of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant destruction – “not yet,” he said during a telephone press briefing, but noted that it might reach the coast by April.

Buesseler said no federal or international agencies are monitoring ocean waters from Fukushima on this side of the Pacific, so he has organized volunteer monitors at 16 sites along the California and Washington coasts and two in Hawaii to collect seawater in 20-liter specialized plastic containers and ship them by UPS to his Woods Hole laboratory.

The March 2011 tsunami off Japan flooded the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, causing radiation-contaminated water to…

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Leona Aglukkaq Wants To Continue Killing Baby Seals.

One Person, One World.

Digital Canada’s Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said she will argue at the three-day World Trade Organization hearing in Geneva what the Tories have steadfastly defended — that the seal harvest is humane , sustainable and well-regulated.

Maybe she needs a dictionary because the word humane means: Having or showing compassion or benevolence. In what way is clubbing a seal to death humane? Slamming a seal in the head with a hakapik does not in most cases immediately kill it, but causes intensive pain and fear. And not to forget the fact that these seal babies get skinned alive as a result of that. hakapik

The Canadian government uses traditions of the Inuit (who’s hunting is not under any threat) to push the commercial slaughter. In fact 3% of slaughtered seals are made by the Inuit’s. The rest is commercial and made just to make money. And although Aglukkaq claims that the seal slaughter is…

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Extremely Contagious Pig Virus Has Already Killed More Than 4 Million Hogs In The U.S.

“If we die, we´re taking you with us”: Bees

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If The Bees Die, We Will Be Royally Screwed
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You have probably heard, if the bees die, they are taking us with them. So many of the crops we depend on for our subsistence, thanks to the busy work of these remarkable creatures — specifically, their inadvertent pollination of angiosperms, the plants that most of modern human civilization depend on for their daily nourishment — depend on bees for their prolific food productivity. All the more reason to appreciate what they provide to us. Honey, propolis, beeswax, and even their venom, we now know provide life-saving health benefits. But have you heard about the amazing health benefits of royal jelly?
Royal jelly is an amazing healing compound secreted by bees as both as a form of nourishment for the entire hive and an epigenetic control system used to direct the development…

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New International Pact Aims to Protect the Sargasso Sea—Why It’s Worth Saving

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Ocean explorer Sylvia Earle swims among fish while on an expedition to the Sargasso Sea.

Five countries signed an agreement this week committing to the protection of the Sargasso Sea, which occupies a vast stretch of the North Atlantic Ocean around Bermuda.

The Sargasso has long attracted the attention of conservationists and scientists because it hosts a rich diversity of wildlife, including leatherback sea turtles, humpback whales, and bluefin tuna. The animals eat and take shelter in a seaweed called sargassum, which floats in massive quantities in the area—some say it looks like a golden, floating rain forest—and gives the sea its name.

Fishing and shipping traffic threatens to unravel this biologically rich ecosystem, on top of broader threats like climate change and ocean acidification.

The new nonbinding agreement on the Sargasso, called the Hamilton Declaration, is a first for the high seas.

Nations are…

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Ask Laval University to End the Use of Piglets in its Pediatrics Residency Program

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Manitoba mauling: Which breeds of dog attack, and why?

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Every year, one to two human deaths can be associated with dog attacks, according to the Canada Safety Council.

More than 13,000 emergency room visits in Ontario were related to dog attacks in 2011-12, although many still go unreported, the council says.

According to a report from animalpeoplenews.org, between 1982 and 2012, Pit bull terriers have been the breed with the most reported attacks at 1,985, resulting in 209 deaths in both the United States and Canada. Alaskan malamutes, the breed involved in the death of a seven-year-old girl in Winnipeg on Mar. 16, has a reported 13 attacks, 11 of those towards children, and five resulting in death.

Navtit Gill, office manager at the Wellesley Animal Hospital, says that fear is often why dogs will attack a human. “It’s not a breed-specific thing,” Gill said. “Alaskan malamutes are considered a high energy dog so sometimes people do just get them…

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Take Action | Tell EPA to step up and protect bees!

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Honey bees are responsible for producing 1/3 of our food but they are being wiped out by the indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides called neonicotinoids.  It is the job of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect our environment – this includes bees and other pollinators. Right now, EPA is failing to do its job. In fact, EPA won’t even finish reviewing the use of these chemicals for another four years!  But bees can’t wait another four years, and neither can we.

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UPDATE: Canada’s horse slaughter industry under fire

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WATCH ABOVE: 16X9 investigates how a lack of regulation in Canada’s horse meat industry may be putting the public’s health at risk

Two weeks after a 16×9 report raised questions about the safety and oversight of the Canadian horse meat industry, it appears a major Swiss grocery chain is pulling horse meat from its shelves.

According to Swiss newspaper “The Local”, Denner, which has 580 stores in Switzerland, announced it would not sell horse meat until new certification systems to trace the history of horse meat were introduced, as well as new measures that conform with Swiss animal protection laws.

READ MORE: Tainted meat: Banned veterinary drugs found in horse meat

It’s the second time in the last two years Denner has committed to stop selling the meat. Last February, the investigative program “Kassensturz” produced a nationally televised report with undercover footage showing emaciated, sick and injured animals passing through…

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Hop leaf antioxidants could fight dental diseases

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via   Current Biology – Hop leaf antioxidants could fight dental diseases … .

Scientists reported that the part of hops that isn’t used for making beer contains healthful antioxidants and could be used to battle cavities and gum disease. In a new study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they say that they’ve identified some of the substances that could be responsible for these healthful effects.

Yoshihisa Tanaka and colleagues note that their earlier research found that antioxidant polyphenols, contained in the hop leaves (called bracts) could help fight cavities and gum disease. Extracts from bracts stopped the bacteria responsible for these dental conditions from being able to stick to surfaces and prevented the release of some bacterial toxins.

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Thousands of dead ducks appearing all over the Great Lakes

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DELMAR, N.Y. – The Niagara River corridor from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario is renowned as a spectacular winter haven for hundreds of thousands of water birds. But this year’s bitterly cold season has made it notable for something else: dead ducks.

Biologists say carcasses began piling up by the hundreds in early January after the plunging temperatures started icing over nearly the entire Great Lakes, preventing the ducks from getting to the minnows that are their main source of food. Necropsies on dozens of birds have confirmed the cause: starvation.

“All have empty stomachs. They’re half the weight they should be,” said Connie Adams, a biologist in the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Buffalo office who has personally seen 950 dead birds.

“This is unprecedented. Biologists who’ve worked here for 35 years have never seen anything like this,” she said. “We’ve seen a decline in tens of thousands in…

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GMOs: If We Are What We Eat, We’re All Screwed

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The overwhelming presence of GMOs is an issue that we all face daily and most of the time, we don’t even know it. Some people might even be reading this wondering, WHAT THE HELL IS A GMO?!

GMO stands for genetically modified organism, first introduced in the mid 90’s, which is “an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Currently in the United States, approximately 85% of all processed foods contain GMOs.” -(GMOFILM.COM) “The most common GMOs are soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, alfalfa, and squash. GMOs may be hidden in common processed food ingredients such as: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.” -(NONGMOPROJECT.ORG) As of 2012, according…

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Calling All Human Angels!!!!

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Please re-blog as we can find great forever homes for these mules and horses. Meat buyers will come in and purchase these equine; Mules and Horses and they will go to slaughter in Canada and Mexico. GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged! Melody OKLAHOMA MULE & HORSE SALEApril 10-11-12, 2014 Pontotoc County Agri-plex at the intersection of US 377 (North Broadway) and Richardson Bypass in Ada, Oklahoma. Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. Tack & Equipment Sale Must pertain to Livestock use Tack and Equipment may be billed in starting Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.(10% Commission with $2.00 minimum commission per ticket; Pass Out Pays 10% of last bid auctioneer caught with maximum of $20.00 per ticket) Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10 a.m. Livestock Sale-Negative Coggins and Health Certificate Required before animal can enter premises Jacks…

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New Form of GMO Sneaking Into Food Supply This Year

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Technological elite engaged in mission to attain full spectrum dominance over life

Source: Daniel Taylor

Within 50 years we could have more life forms invented in a lab than we have ever identified in nature.” – Fidelity Investments

This year [Evolva] will release a product that has been created by genetically modified yeast that converts sugars to vanillin. It will be the first major synthetic-biology food additive to hit supermarkets.” – Nature.com

A Switzerland based company called Evolva has developed a synthetic vanilla that is set to be released in 2014. The vanilla is created using a process of genetic engineering called synthetic biology.

Synthetic biology, according to a 2005 European Commission paper is “…the engineering of biology… the synthesis of complex, biologically based (or inspired) systems which display functions that do not exist in nature.” Unlike the older science of splicing genes from different species…

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Iraqi veteran and his K9 reunited