Namibian Heritage Week 2019

Poster Namibia – Namibian Heritage Week is held the third week of September every year. 2019 dates: September 16-22. Key Links museums.com.na Facebook @NamHeritageWeek @MuseumsANamibia Questions Are there livestreaming and recorded videos from events? How is Namibia celebrating the International year of Indigenous Languages? What would Namibians like visitors to know about the country? Background …

Wildebeest

Photo: Martin Heigan, Solitary Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) Wildebeest = a large dark antelope with a long head, a beard and mane, and a sloping back Also known as gnu (from Khoikhoi and San, perhaps imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed) HerdTracker https://www.discoverafrica.com/herdtracker Horizon Travel Press The Great Wildebeest Migration Authors: …

Martin Heigan

Twitter Avatar Elsewhere on the Web Martin Heigan: “I am a 3D VFX Supervisor/Motion Capture TD, and specialise in Visual Effects and Mocap for TV and Film. I also have a passion for Nature Photography (from Wildlife and Landscapes, to extreme Macro and Astrophotography) … As I live in South Africa, unspoilt wide open spaces …

2019 African Protected Areas Congress

Poster Upcoming event November 18-23, Nairobi, Kenya 1st African Protected Areas Congress Key Links apa-congress.org Programme Questions What is the event’s hashtag? Will the event have live and recorded video? Does the event have a Facebook event page? How can remote participants engage and amplify the event? What are relevant online resources? What would locals …

Uganda Links

Uganda Flag Links related to Uganda presented in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines Discrimination and the forgotten pygmy tribes of Uganda – @CharlotteStaff @lauragrb – Outbounding Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism – Outbounding How Uganda emerged from chaos to become a tourist destination once more Maps reveal what motivates people to take resources …

Chinguetti World Heritage Site

Photo: Evgeni Zotov UNESCO: Founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became focal points of Islamic culture. They have managed to preserve an urban fabric that evolved between the 12th and 16th centuries. Typically, houses with patios crowd along narrow streets around a …

Sahara Desert

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara The Sahara is the world’s largest desert. Wikipedia: The Sahara (/səˈhɑːrə/, /səˈhærə/; Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, ‘the Great Desert’) is a desert located on the African continent. It is the largest hot desert in the world, and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. …

Mauritania

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara (controlled by Morocco) in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast and by Senegal in the southwest. Elsewhere on the Web Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin Wikipedia Mauritania …

Ralph Pina

Twitter Avatar Spotlight on Ralph Pina, resident treehugger, hiker, kayaker, IT director, windsurfer, football fanatic, climate hawk Key Links ralphpina.com Flickr YouTube @ralphpina Tweets by ralphpina Studies: My studies have thus been a continuous journey in search of answers and understanding our relationship with the ecosphere. Many people ask me why I continue to study …

Serengeti

Photo: Marc Veraart Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Tanzania and Kenya. It spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai (Masai) Mara. It is famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and …