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Shoes for penguins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Friday, 17 November 2006
18 "second chance" little penguins living at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand wear litte blue shoes. The penguins, also called blue or fairy penguins, were adopted from Marineland in Napier, New Zealand, which rescues sick or injured marine animals and sends some of those that can't return to the wild to live at regional animal centers. After arrival some of the penguins got infected feet, which led to the solution of wearing shoes.

More info and a photo on: National Geographic.
Snail invasion on Barbados PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Friday, 10 November 2006
A breed of giant, ravenous snails that first appeared in Barbados five years ago has thrived on the tropical island, destroying crops and prompting calls for the government to eliminate the slimy pests. A nocturnal "snail hunt" last weekend reported finding hundreds of thousands of giant African snails swarming the central parish of St. George, the country's agricultural heartland where farmers had complained of damage to crops including sugar cane, bananas and papayas.

Read more on: Yahoo! news.
Veggies on the Road goes LIVE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Sunday, 05 November 2006
After months of development and gathering restaurant information Veggies on the Road is ready for the world! We are very satisfied with the results of our hard work. And we hope you will enjoy this website as much as we do. Please take a look around and leave your own favourite places or write some comments on restaurants you know.
Win a free tofurkey for Thanksgiving PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Sunday, 05 November 2006
Holidays don’t have to be murder for turkeys, thanks to Tofurky, a scrumptious vegan alternative from Turtle Island Foods. This Thanksgiving, for the fourth year in a row, peta2 is going to air ship Tofurkys to five lucky people. How do you win one? Simple … just tell your friends and family to give our feathered friends a holiday pardon.

More information: Peta
Indiana University is veggiefriendly PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Indiana University is one of the most vegetarian-friendly colleges in the USA, according to youth group's new rankings. Peta2, the youth organization of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said IU's Bloomington campus offers good choices for vegetarian and vegan students. IU was chosen among the top 30 in the US by the group, which is inviting students to vote online to select the most vegetarian-friendly campus.

Read more on: Fort Wayne
Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 November 2006 )
Indians eat more meat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Wednesday, 25 October 2006
Palate patterns are changing in the country that relished its dal-chawal and sold vegetarianism to the world. Now most Indians would rather dig into a bowl of butter chicken. According to a nation-wide survey conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, 64 per cent of Indians are non-vegetarians now as compared with 46 per cent in the early 1990s.

Read more on:Hindustan Time.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 October 2006 )
Monkeys suck up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Monday, 23 October 2006
Sucking up to win the support of the boss dates back to our furry ancestors. The motivation, for monkeys, is life and death. Rather than grabbing coffee for the CEO, monkeys have for eons picked dead skin and bugs from the fur of higher-ranking monkeys. They do it in exchange for backing in fights.

More on: Yahoo News.
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 October 2006 )
Hunt threatens hippos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Thursday, 19 October 2006
Hippos will have vanished from a part of Africa by the end of the year unless something is done to stop people hunting them, a wildlife group says. More than 400 hippos have been killed in the Virunga National Park in the last two weeks, and it's thought there are only about 500 left. They're being killed for their meat and the ivory in their teeth by an armed group who are camped in the park.

Read more on: CBBC Newsround.
Iceland to resume whale hunting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Wednesday, 18 October 2006
REYKJAVIK - Iceland decided on Tuesday to resume commercial whale hunts for the first time in two decades, ignoring an international moratorium.

Iceland will allow whalers to harpoon a small commercial quota of 39 whales -- 30 minke whales and nine fin whales -- in the year to the end of August 2007. Fin whales are on a Red List of endangered species. "The Icelandic economy is overwhelmingly dependent on the utilisation of living marine resources in the ocean around the country," the Fisheries Ministry of the North Atlantic island of about 300,000 people said in a statement.

Read more on: Planet Ark.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 October 2006 )
How do birds navigate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Each fall, billions of birds undertake a migratory odyssey that can span the globe or carry them only a few states away. Despite the regularity of these journeys, scientists know surprisingly little about bird migration. Now, scientists have new tools that many believe will revolutionize bird migration research. Tracking technologies like satellite transmitters and GPS units -- formerly too bulky to be placed on any but the largest birds -- now fit on duck-sized birds without hindering their flight.

Source: Boston Globe.
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