The jungle was so thick that Emmanuel Olabode only found the elephants he was tracking when the great matriarch's sniffing trunk reached out close enough to almost touch. "She flapped her ears, blocking us to guard her family, then left in peace," recalls Olabode. "It was extraordinary." The elusive elephants are just 100 kilometres (60 miles) from downtown Lagos, Nigeria's economic capital, home to over 20 million people. "They are scared of humans," says Olabode, who leads the Forest Elephant Initiative, a conservation group in the Omo Forest, northeast of Africa's biggest city. "So they are active at night." Forest elephants are the shy relations of their larger savannah cousins and are experts at hiding; so skilled, in fact, very few in the city know about them. The crowded concrete jungle of Lagos is better known for wild nightlife than nighttime wildlife. "When people hear about the elephants, they do not believe it," says Joy Adeosun, a government scientist working with Olabode. … [Read more...] about Elephants: the jumbo surprise outside Nigeria’s megacity
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Prepare to go wild in the church yard at Great Hale this weekend. The Great Hale Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday is forming part of the Patronal Festival of St John the Baptist’s Church which has just received partial funding for a new floor and foundations in the nave which have been damaged by beetles.The event is aimed at bringing the community together to raise more towards the renovation work and helping everyone understand the importance of caring for the environment and conservation.Church warden Elaine huckle explained events will be going on outside the church. She said: “We came up with the idea of a wildlife festival and it has really taken off.“We have lots of wildlife groups and experts coming and bringing stalls including beekpeers, our local hedgehog rescue lady, the local toad group, North Kesteven District Council, owl care, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust young supporters and Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be coming on the Sunday to tell us about … [Read more...] about Wildlife festival at Great Hale Church set to be grrreat!
The Hastings Observer series celebrated the unsung heroes of 1066 Country last night (Thursday, June 6). The newspaper group welcomed more than 250 people to Bannatyne Hotel and Spa for its inaugural 1066 Community Awards to celebrate those worthy of recognition in our area. The event’s headline sponsors were the County Clean Group, with each of the award categories also generously sponsored by supportive local businesses. Maria Hudd, chief reporter of the Hastings Observer newspaper series, said: “What an amazing night! “Firstly, a huge thank you to our sponsors, without who we wouldn’t have been able to stage this event. And thank you to Bannatyne Hotel and Spa for providing such a lovely venue and looking after us so well. “But most importantly, thank you so much and congratulations to each and every one of our winners and nominees who took time out of their busy lives to come and celebrate with us. “Every guest was deserving of recognition … [Read more...] about Winners take centre stage at 1066 Community Awards
US & Canada 9 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48219100 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A German woman who posed as a billionaire heiress to swindle New York hotels and banks has been sentenced to at least four years in … [Read more...] about US fake heiress apologises as she is jailed