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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 4

  IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Fourth chapter: The rough figures – and the sad reality! More than 30 000 elephants are slaughtered annually in Africa, one every 15 minutes. … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 3

IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Third chapter: When governments in Africa sell seized ivory, the sale of illegal tusks increases! On she surface it doesn’t make any sense, … Weiterlesen »

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WILDLIFE A Story Of Glory …

Don’t believe the advertisements! Of course there is good wildlife in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and … – well, not many more countries. But by far and large the best country is Botswana. The reason? Densely populated, fewer tourists, stiff fees in the Sanctuaries, large distances, permits are harder to get, the Okavango Delta is a … Weiterlesen »

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WISDOM A Conversation Piece … (No. 47)

Sometimes, but not very often, you detect the wisdom like hens pecking grains of wheat from a courtyard. A tracker out in the savanna might suddenly say something which burns into your mind like an Indian arrow into the roof of a Wild West farm. Or Laurens van der Post mentions something in one of … Weiterlesen »

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ADVERTISING In Praise of … (No. 51)

I can’t tell you much, so – just relish the photo! It’s from Arusha in Tanzania and Andreas Bender, The Last Master of the Lost Art of Travel, made it. A guy is reading the morning paper under a shady acacia tree and in front of him is this enormous billboard, advertising the drink on … Weiterlesen »

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LEGENDS Let’s Get Personal … (No. 16)

Look at the picture! Is it a poor black & white photograph or a bad pencil drawing? In my family it was regarded as a real photo, taken by my father Harald Thorer in the 1930s on a hunting safari in Tanganyika (today Tanzania) – in a moment of gravest danger to his life! He had a … Weiterlesen »

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CULTURE The Book To Look … (No. 29)

Neil MacGregor has written this enormous book, the director of the British Museum in London. It’s a important volume to learn, to remember, to wonder – and to disagree! „A History of the World in 100 Objects“ shows and explains what really mattered in evolution and development, advancement and significance. Or not? Or maybe? It’s … Weiterlesen »

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HEROES Moments You Never Forget … (8)

We had walked a long day in the Gombe Stream Sanctuary on the western shore of Lake Tanganjika until we found a hammock liana to recline and a comfortable stone to sit on. We were guests of the famous „chimpanzee mother“ Jane Goodall who had founded the sanctuary. It was hot but shady, the drops … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL The Nice Advice … (No. 27)

They call him „The Hollywood Star of the Game Wardens“ for his looks, we call him „The No. 1“ for his knowledge of the wild: Tony Moore from Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. Safaris with him on foot, by boat or by car are just the best you can get. Here we have an expert who … Weiterlesen »

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