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World's wildlife critical to the economies of nations

Wildlife is critical to the economies of nations. New Zealand's wildlife โ€“ whales, dolphins, red deer, thar, albatross, kiwi, tuatara, fish and kauri โ€“ attract tourists. And the tourists who come to see ...

Mar 03, 2015
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A close call of 0.8 light years

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to have passed through the solar system's distant cloud of ...

Feb 17, 2015
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South Africa weighs legal rhino horn trade

South Africa has appointed a panel of experts to examine the viability of a legal rhino horn trade, the environmental affairs ministry said Tuesday as poaching of the species spiked to record levels.

Feb 10, 2015
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Satellites, mathematics and drones take down poachers in Africa

In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned into trinkets. The world loses three rhinos a day and an elepha ...

Jan 27, 2015
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