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Italian Roadshown

Secure your spot in South African Tourism (SAT) Italy's Big 5 + 1 roadshow South African Tourism's Italy office is repeating its annual Big 5 + 1 roadshow, which focuses on Italian travel agents.

Fundraising Director - Greenpeace South Africa

Opportunity closing date: Monday, September 3, 2012 Opportunity type: Employment

Extinction Threat To Monkeys And Other Primates Due To Habitat Loss, Hunting

ScienceDaily (Aug. 5, 2008) — Mankind's closest relatives – the world's monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some literally being eaten into extinction.

Holding Thumbs For Robyn Victor

Five up-and-coming designers will showcase their icon-themed designs at the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. Article sourced from The Mail & Gaurdian.

Turn Your Property Into A Birding Destination

Posted in August 2nd, 2012 by martin in Newsletters I Recently had the privilege of attending a presentation by BirdLife South Africa’s regional conservation manager for the Western Cape, Dale Wright. The occasion was a meeting of the Lakes Bird Club here in Sedgefield, and, not to put too fine a point on it, Dale lowered the average age in the room by about 80 years.

Ct Tourism’s Digital Media Campaign Gets Over 13 Million Impressions

Town Tourism’s digital media marketing campaign has generated 1 500 tweets, over 13 million impressions and reached an audience of 623 041 followers under the #LoveCapeTown hashtag during a 24-hour period. Cape Town Tourism is currently hosting four top international travel bloggers who are recounting their experiences of the destination across various digital and social media platforms this week as iAmbassadors for Cape Town.

Mobile Is An Essential Tool For Tourism Industry

Putting in place a mobile strategy is no longer a nice-to-have, it is the essential weapon in a fast-paced and competitive sector, reports EyeforTravel.com

Scientists Engineer "chimera"

Roku, Hex and Chimero are the world’s first primate chimeras - individual monkeys made from multiple fertilized eggs of the same species.

Monkey Population Up

KATHMANDU: Are you visiting Pashupati Area with human foods for monkeys? Beware, for the food that you feed them has prompted artificial physical growth and higher fertility rate among monkeys, leading to increased menace among visitors and locals.

Life Is Good

on safari at Monkeyland

We have all heard so much recently about the horrors of animal abuse, birds captured from the wild, elephants and monkeys tortured to make them perform, animals and birds imprisoned in cages etc. But I think we should remind ourselves that it is not ALL bad and sanctuaries such as Monkeyland and Birds of Eden pay testament to that.

Rita Miljo, Baboon Rescuer, Dead From Fire That Ravaged South African Sanctuary She Built

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Huffington Post report — Conservationist Rita Miljo, who cared for and reintroduced packs of baboons back into the wilds of South Africa, died in a fire that destroyed much of the headquarters of the sanctuary she built, a sanctuary official said Saturday. She was 81.

Tragic News – Rita Miljo Dies In Fire At Care

Rita Miljo, 81, dies after fire rips through Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education in the bush of Limpopo province.

Formal Fsc Complaint

Dear fellow environmentalist and animal right activist, according to unofficial numbers more than 1000 (!) baboons have been killed by the timber industry in the past 2 years in South Africa. The usual practice is to catch the baboons, stuff them into special cages and shoot one by one or gas them. We cannot and do not want to accept this. It is time to take action in the last days of 2010, the international year of biodiversity.

Sad But True

A surge in monkey meat.   The popularity has gripped residents of the Ruvuma region which marks Tanzania's southern border with Mozambique. It seems residents here are choosing to eat monkey meat instead of the higher-priced meats - beef and mutton.

Eating Monkey Meat

Immigrants from West Africa are flying in the face of US laws and eating monkeys as part of their cultural heritage.

Donate Online

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Welcome to our primate donation programme our "online donation program" for SAASA. What is this all about The emphasis of the SAASA sanctuaries (Monkeyland & Birds of Eden) is to search for and find primates and birds that we can help, to rehabilitate them to a point that they can be released, so you can see the various species as they are meant to be, free and in a natural habitat.

What Are Birds?

Birds are warm-blooded vertebrate animals that have wings, feathers, a beak, no teeth, strong hollow bones, a skeleton in which many bones are fused together or are absent, powerful flight muscles, and an extremely efficient, one-way breathing system. Most birds can fly. Birds have a very strong heart and an efficient way of breathing - these are necessary for birds to fly. Birds also use a lot of energy while flying and need to eat a lot of food to power their flight.