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Swaziland Conservation

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Swaziland Conservation  – Protecting ecosystems in Africa Questions: Do snakes need to be killed? Are all spiders poisonous and needing to be killed? Are vultures valuable in an ecosystem? Swaziland /eSwatini bushveld is vitally important to the eSwatini people, who live in a beautiful country while being one of the smallest countries in Africa. While people

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Schizo or Schisto – get your head around these little parasites

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Schizo or Schisto ? Schistosoma flukes could have your brain confused, wondering why, where and what has caused your symptoms of diarrhoea, fever and a rash.  And it could be anything up to 3 months after you have been wading in a dam fishing, or have taken a dip in a river before symptoms appear

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Hammerheads in your Garden?

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Called to “come and look at this!” at a friend’s house in Durban, there was this long, thin black looking worm with a distinctive hammer head, slithering and sliming its way across the bathroom floor. Eeuw!  What on earth is this?   Well, it seems that this is a flatworm that is native to Asia. However,

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To chew or to stew? More on those WORMS….

Lynda
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It was fascinating to research information about Mopane Worms as a valuable food resource for the previous article (To Chew or not to Chew). So when Frank Taylor, a man keen on all things wild, wrote to give us more information, we just had to pass this on to you. Mopane Worms are one of

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All you need to know about tick bites

Lynda
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Virtually every pet owner in southern Africa knows to be on the look out for symptoms of tick bite fever, especially in dogs. Known as Biliary, the dog will go off food, be listless, tired and have a fever (with later symptoms showing as pale gums). It is caused by a tiny parasite (Babesia canis)

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What to expect on your first trip to the bush

Lynda
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If you are about to go on your first trip to the bush, be it an independent trip or on an organised safari,  you may wonder what to expect. You’ve seen the Nat Geo Wild documentaries of lion kills and a cheetah at great speed hunting a gazelle. You’ve seen elephant herds and wildebeest migrations

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How do I take my pet on holiday across the border ?

Lynda
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As more and more hotels and guest houses become pet friendly, so more and more people are enjoying taking their pets on holiday with them. After all, most dogs and cats are part of the family. But if you want to take your pet out of South Africa, how complicated is that going to be?

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How fables bring strong messages home

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Do you remember, as a child,  being read the story of Hanzel and Gretel?  It frightened the life out of me! Most “fairy” tales were truly scary (I had nightmares). We also sang ring a ring of roses, holding hands and skipping in a circle, little knowing that 400 years before, this little song was

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What people overseas miss most about southern Africa.

Lynda
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There are some wonderful aspects of life in southern Africa for most people arriving here that, despite the negative things they hear in the news, leave a lasting and favourable impression. And they are also the things that when we travel or live abroad, we miss and look forward to coming home to. Here are

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How to get your kids to appreciate nature

Lynda
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Do your children suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder? Do they spend too much time indoors, in front of the tv or their computers, or in a hectic schedule of structured activities,? Technology dominates all our lives and the children of today are suffering stress, depression, pressure, obesity and only seem to be able to socialise

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