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Discovering the World of Parrots.
Polytelis Media has produced a 4-part DVD series where the viewer can travel down under to Australia, the Land of Parrots and learn about 50 species of these magnificent birds. From flocks of wild budgies to free flying cockatoos, all in their native habitat, this is a film for every parrot lover. To learn more about the series or order your own copy.
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“Animals aren't performers or party decorations, and they don't deserve to be frightened, hurt or even killed just so we can have a momentary thrill…” Lindsay Pollard-Post, PETA representative
Representatives for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say Auburn University should do away with live animal performances at school functions after an recent incident involving one of the school’s live mascots.
If there is one thing that Kiwis care about, it’s birds. No, wait, not birds. Rugby. Kiwis care about rugby. A lot. Rugby Union, to be specific (not Rugby League) and most particularly they care about the national team, the world famous All Blacks. This makes it a particularly exciting time in New Zealand as the Rugby World Cup begins in two days, and the competition is being held right here in New Zealand (I would imagine they might be more excited if they hadn’t just lost two matches to Australia and South Africa, their big rivals in the Tri-Nations). New Zealand is expecting a lot of visitors for the next two months. One thing visitors love to see in New Zealand is Kiwi, the national (sort of) bird, and they also enjoy seeing some of the other birds the place has to offer. To that end please enjoy this quick guide of where to go birding and wildlife watching when based at any of the many World Cup locations. The cities listed are those hosting matches in the World Cup, and the destinations are all manageable day trips from those cities (with a very small number of exceptions). Don’t forget you can also see some wildlife on the road as you go!
Forests are integral to the quality of human life and the environment. They provide food, fuel, shelter, clean water, medicine and employment for people. Forests are also home to 70 percent of the world’s terrestrial animals and plants. To raise awareness and strengthen sustainable forest management, as well as development and conservation of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations, the United Nations declared 2011 the International Year of Forests. To coincide with this, the South African Post office chose forest birds as its theme for a new set of stamps in the South African bird series.