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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Wildlover » Sat May 07, 2011 4:23 pm

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Unread postby wildflowergirl » Tue May 17, 2011 9:30 pm

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Unread postby Wildlover » Wed May 25, 2011 7:02 pm

yes lion queen you are :dance: correct :dance:

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Unread postby oddesy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:10 pm

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Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:14 am

A) Approximately how many million mature trees are there in KNP and approx how many of these are killed by elephant ?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:00 am

What an amazing Q, Ndloti. :clap: :clap: Now, where to start?
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Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:34 am

One may think it's a long shot , a magazine article by a well known researcher quotes a figure .
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Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:50 am

I am taking an absolute wild guess, but someone has got to start it. I would think that there are on average about 2,5 mature trees per hectare, which gives us 5 million mature trees. Elephants destroy about 500 000 per year. (Give me couple of years in Kruger and I will start counting 8) )
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Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:08 pm

Rooies , according to the article published in the magazine & attributed to this professor the figure is sustantially higher than that .
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Unread postby ndloti » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:02 am

According to an article by Prof Rudi van Aarde - director of the Conservation Ecology Research Unit at the University of Pretoria and author of "Elephants : Facts and Fables" - in the winter 2011 edition of Wild card magazine I quote from page 71:

"... Elephant kill only 1% of the 594 million mature trees in Kruger ..."
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Unread postby wildflowergirl » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:20 pm

that is approx. 300 mature trees per ha. and the ellies only kill about 1% of that WOW!!!! :shock: I would have though the % would be higher.
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Unread postby Rooies » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:37 pm

WOW, 594 million trees :shock: And then SANParks have a problem if I collect a couple of hardekool stompies here and there. But thank you for the info Ndloti.
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Unread postby wildflowergirl » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:10 pm

Rooies wrote:WOW, 594 million trees :shock: And then SANParks have a problem if I collect a couple of hardekool stompies here and there. But thank you for the info Ndloti.


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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:10 am

It's time to crank up this quiz again.

[b]We have always been fascinated by the migration of birds, but most of this interest has been centred on the ways in which birds navigate. One of the fundamental facets of migration that has been largely ignored involves predicting which species will be migratory and under what conditions.

We are talking here about Insectivores, Granivores and Frugifores only.

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