The Wonders of Wetlands

– Nasreen Mayet, 2014-02-04 Wetlands are wonderful for numerous reasons but these wonders weren’t always known to man and it was often common to overlook the importance of the landscape type. The mention of a wetland used to bring to mind images of murky, mosquito riddled swamps or unused lands that needed to be developed […]

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A hop-through introduction to frogs in Southern Africa

Not all frogs are toads…but all toads are frogs: A hop-through introduction to frogs in Southern Africa – Fatima H Ragie, 2014-02-17 From our early days of learning “F for frog”, to listening to their croaks while relaxing on summer nights near water pans, frogs are animals most of us know about. Small, four-legged, tail-less organisms, […]

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Does Islam accord animals rights?

Does Islam accord animals rights? What is our Islamic duty towards the animals on this earth? – Lutfiyah Suliman, 2013-12-09 When the disconcerting image of a proud Melissa Bachman, alongside a beautiful (but dead) male lion went viral on social media, I found myself engaged in a heated debate about the merits of canned hunting. Ironically, […]

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