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New 50|50 Episode, 8 October 2012

Bearded vultures Lammergeier, lammervanger or bearded vulture – this majestic bird that might have slipped under the survival radar had Sonja Kruger and her task team not been keeping a close eye on them. While bearded vultures are not threatened globally, in South Africa there are fewer than 300 individuals left in the wild. The …

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New 50/50 Episode: 24 September 2012

Marine Protected Areas Surfing, building sand castles and splashing around in the waves are some of the many uses we have for the ocean. This huge mass of water covers 71% of the earth’s surface and yet a mere 1% of it is protected. While game reserves on land protect wildlife from human disturbance, the …

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Bangladesh Turtles

New 50/50 Episode: 30th July 2012

TURTLES OF BANGLADESH During Kali Puja, an annual festival in Bangladesh, sacrifices are made to Kali, goddess of power. It’s a time of celebration and feasting and on the top of the menu is turtle. Many thousands of turtles are slaughtered indiscriminately each year of which several species are threatened species. At a market in Dhaka, where most …

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50/50 Episode 4, 2 July 2012

Rhino Drama Continues… In a conservancy near the Kruger National Park, the number of rhinos that have lost their lives to rhino poachers has been high. Now Atile and her new calf, Bina, are in danger of losing their lives. However, the reserve managers are determined not to let this happen and are pinning their …

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50 / 50 Episode 2, 18 June 2012

Shark drama Once or twice a year, reports of shark attacks hit the media, often graphically headlined with phrases such as “Blood everywhere” or “Killer shark strikes again!” But no-one celebrates the remaining 364 days, when these apex predators that swim off our coastlines contribute to the marine ecosystem – without affecting us negatively. On …

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50|50 television show

50/50 is back! New episode coming on 11 June 2012…

Take a look at this exciting lineup: Vodka Bears The practices of bear baiting and dancing bears were outlawed in Eastern Europe almost 12 years ago and we thought we’d seen the end of cruelty to bears… Not so. Deeper into Eastern Europe in the Ukraine, brown bears are living under harsh, cruel conditions. In …

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