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“Extinct” Birds in Comeback but No Hope for Dodo

Source: Planet Ark, Thu August 11, 2005
Johannesburg, South Africa - Scientists beware: don't count your extinct bird species because one of them may hatch.

Rhino birth pleases conservationists

Source: iafrica, Sat August 06, 2005
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - The birth of a black rhino calf "about the size of a warthog with ears too big for his body" has excited conservationists at the Phinda game reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

SA dinosaur embryos the oldest in the world

Source: Mail and Guardian, Fri July 29, 2005
Johannesburg, South Africa - Two dinosaur embryos discovered in the Free State in the 1970s have been identified as the world's oldest "rotten eggs".

7 Areas Gain U.N. Protected Status

Source: LA Times, Sat July 16, 2005
Johannesburg, South Africa - Norwegian fjords and a South African meteorite crater that is the world's oldest and largest were among seven natural wonders added Thursday to the United Nations' list of protected World Heritage sites.

Children dig in to make their own green space

Source: Independent Online, Mon June 06, 2005
South Africa - Low on equipment but high on enthusiasm, hundreds of school children are helping clean up the murky and polluted Klip River which courses through Soweto.

Remote landmine clearer unveiled

Source: Melbourne Herald Sun, Sat May 14, 2005
Pretoria, South Africa - A British inventor has unveiled a remote-controlled device to clear landmines that kill or maim 2000 people worldwide a month, saying the new "MineBurner" could generate huge savings for mine-clearing operations across the world.

Ancient African Kingdom May Anchor Cross-Border Conservation Area

Source: National Geographic, Tue April 12, 2005
South Africa - An Iron Age archaeological site will likely form the centerpiece of a cross-border conservation area under negotiation by three southern African countries.

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