Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
It is because of sanctuaries such as Monkeyland and Birds of Eden which go beyond idealism, and who strive to do something positive, that we can look forward to a more optimistic future.
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Ecosystem Services

Services provided by ecosystems that benefit humans and are necessary for a healthy planet like oxygen production, water purification, pollination, soil formation and nutrient recycling.

Ecosystem

A community of plants, animals and other organisms, plus their physical and chemical environment.

Endemic

Restricted to a particular geographic region and found nowhere else in the world.  

Evergreen

having green leaves throughout the year.

En

(Endangered) One of three categories of threat on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Ecosystem

A community of plants, animals and other organisms, plus their physical and chemical environment.

En

(Endangered) One of three categories of threat on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Endemic Bird Areas

The NGO BirdLife International has identified the 218 Endemic Bird Areas worldwide where two or more bird species live that have restricted ranges less than 50,000 km². Most of these areas occur on islands or in mountainous regions and more than 83 percent are forested. More than 20 percent of the world's bird species, including 74 percent of all threatened species, are confined to just 1 percent of the world's land surface within these Endemic Bird Areas and therefore these regions should be the focus of conservation efforts.

Eucalyptus

Evergreen trees native to Australia. The about 800 species live across all habitats and comprise about two-thirds of Australia's vegetation. Eucalyptus amygdalin is the world's tallest known tree – up to about 150 meters, taller than even the California Sequoias. Many species yield valuable timber, others medicinal oils (such as eucalyptus) and kino. Kaola bears only eat eucalyptus leaves.

Ecotourism

also: ecotourist a form of tourism to undisturbed areas high in natural beauty or biodiversity that strives to minimize ecological impact or damage

Endemism

also: endemic found in and restricted to a particular geographical area; natural or characteristic of a particular place

Exudate

material that oozes out of a plant including gum, sap, resin, and latex

Estrus

the period of maximum sexual receptivity in female mammals, usually also the time of release of the eggs

Exudativore

also: exudativory, exudativorous an animal which consumes tree gum, sap, or resin as a major percentage of its diet

Ex Situ

outside of the original, natural, or existing place, position, or habitat (often referring to a zoo)

Estrous Female

a female going through a hormone-regulated, cyclical period of sexual receptivity and fertility which includes sexual activity, ovulation, and changes in the genitalia

Edge Habitat

also: edge forest the zone of regeneration created when trees and growth are cleared in a forest, either for human use such as agricultural planting or building of structures or naturally because of disasters such as floods or fires; the plant and animal species that repopulate the perimeter of the cleared area are usually generalists that can thrive in a variety of situations and that outcompete and replace other species because of their ability to exploit the highly disturbed area

Ebola

a contagious virus first seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is transmitted by body fluids that causes the linings of bodily organs and vessels to leak blood and fluids, resulting in death

Endemic Bird Areas

The NGO BirdLife International has identified the 218 Endemic Bird Areas worldwide where two or more bird species live that have restricted ranges less than 50,000 km². Most of these areas occur on islands or in mountainous regions and more than 83 percent are forested. More than 20 percent of the world's bird species, including 74 percent of all threatened species, are confined to just 1 percent of the world's land surface within these Endemic Bird Areas and therefore these regions should be the focus of conservation efforts.

Ecoregions

Ecoregions (or ecozones) are relatively large units of land or water that contain distinct assemblages of natural communities sharing a majority of species, climate, soils, environmental conditions and general topography. For example, ecoregions at the continental scale would be Australia or Latin America, whereas on a country scale, the boreal forest and Atlantic Maritimes are different ecoregions of Canada.

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