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1-10 of 29 for the Category : Zoological and the Subcategory : Birds

Avian Rehabilitation

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Avian rehabilitation describes the work that is undertaken – mostly by NGOs – to take injured, polluted or distressed birds, nurse them back to health and release them back into the wild.

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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Biodiversity & the Sixth Extinction

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‘For each of the Big Five [extinctions] there are theories of what caused them, some are compelling, but none proven. For the sixth extinction, however, we do know the culprit. We are.’ – Leakey & Lewin (1995)

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Biological Pest Control

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Biological pest control is man's use of a specifically chosen living organism to control a particular pest. The chosen organism may be a predator, parasite or disease, which will attack the harmful insect.

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Bioremediation is the application of a biological treatment (mainly microbes) to clean hazardous contaminants in soil and surface or subsurface waters. These microorganisms can transform contaminants into less harmful forms.

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One only has to peer out of a home or office window, or make the short journey to an urban park, to begin a lifelong adventure with birds. Birds are the most accessible of all the wild creatures on our planet. And southern Africa, with some 950 recor

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South Africa has a rich diversity of birds, with 841 different species currently being recognized.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that was signed in Washington, DC on 3 March 1973, and came into force in 1975 after the 10th ratification.

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Conservation Planning (Systematic)

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The science of systematic conservation planning aims to identify and set aside representative examples of all biodiversity to ‘biodiversity banks’ as proactive protection against future modifications.

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