BBC Living with Nomads 1/3 Nepal

Nepal's nomads people during shelter construction

The nomads of Nepal

This documentary, thanks to Kate Humble is presented very well and it is easy to understand the lifestyle of nomads populations. The difficult thing to understand is how is possible in our era, in our world, where everywhere people houseless are considered a problem? the answer is that is possible in wildlands only. It is possible in the remote regions our loved planet. There are regions where to live is survive, where nothing is safe and tomorrow doesn’t exist. These regions are very important because are the only places on the earth where the biodiversity is intact, is the result of million years of evolution. This is in total contrast with the anthropized lands, where people live in artificial areas like cities.

We don’t want to say is a mistake to live in cities but we need to know that there are many problems created by our blind vision of life. The planet is all the earth and the global balancing is depending in large part from human rights. We are responsible for our good and bad.

In this first of three documentaries, she meets Nepal’s nomads.

Nomads are absolutely wild, this lifestyle requires great adaptability and knowledge of nature and environment. in Nepal the life is so strong and just the ancestral secrets permit at the nomad to survive.

The nomadic life issues

For nomads, the biggest problem is the contact, the interaction with the civilized and resident population. The lifestyle of nomads is poor, simple and with a very low hygienic standard. So, many times residents are very disappointed about the nomad’s presence. These cause conflicts and bad situations.

There is a future for nomads?

Like you can see in the documentary, in perspective is probably very difficult for nomads to follow their traditions. It will be may be necessary to try to integrate herself into some local community. This is even necessary if you want to give children the necessary instruction.

We don’t know the future but we hope all the best for these nice tribe.

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Polar Bear Built For The Kill

Polar bear

Polar Bear Built For The Kill

Polar bear along with the Kodiak bear is the largest carnivorous mammal on the mainland. Its white mantle makes it look almost docile and sweet. It is just an illusion, the polar bear is a real war machine. Weighing between 400 and 700 kg on average, the largest recorded specimen was just over 1000 kg and 3.3 meters long. Try to imagine then standing up as it often does on the hind legs. You will find that you are faced with an animal more than 3 meters high, a true giant.

Females

are about half in general apart when they are pregnant and can even weigh up to 500 kg. The thick white hair protects it from the polar cold but is especially the fat that makes it a real insulator. It is a great swimmer and the front paws are semi-palmed. One curious thing is that females despite the giant mole put two puppies at a time in the world and weighing less than a kilogram.

Polar bear

is present in five countries, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Norway. Although we face a vast territory, the population of polar bears is estimated to be only about 20 / 25,000 heads, of which 60% permanent in Canada. It feels like seals but feeds on all kinds of birds, foxes, reindeer, and even invertebrates. But to deserve the name of a War Machine. Must be said that he also eats whales carcasses,  also kills the Beluga and the Narvals that comfortably reach 1000 kg of weight.

Hunting

he hunts the seals by preparing an ambush, hears the seals swimming under the ice. He hangs close to an opening until when the seal emerges to breathe. Then kills it with a paw. Sometimes, however, a bear found a prey underwater. Digs a hole in the ice and flips it in to hunt the swarm to swim.

Unfortunately, these bears are high-risk armies because of climate change. Polar ice caps are in full swing, so the polar bears have less hunting territory and less food. More and more frequent sightings are also in polar towns. Polar Bears are present and ragged waste left by humans. This proximity to humans is still very dangerous and often bears are hunted and killed to avoid problems.

Polar Bear attitude

It should be noted that the polar bear’s hair is white but semi-transparent and empty inside. This gives it a distinctive white color that is dirty. The purpose of the hair is to make the first barrier insulating from the cold. We need to remember that he lives in a zone where -50 of temperature is normal. The second is the skin color that is black and therefore does not absorb the sun’s rays and the third layer of fat.

Needless to say, it would be desirable from governments that are most responsive to global warming, to have a visionary plan for the environment. To make Polar bears naturally recover, but above all to cause the man to find a less compromised and dangerous habitat than which we are going to meet.

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Wild tiger cubs

First time filmed by David Attenborough this wonderful tiger with her cub. Usually, she stays very hide and is very difficult to see her with cub young like this. And never was filmed before now.
Tiger, in this short amazing document, is shown really vulnerable. In particular, will recommend paying attention to the delicate action especially when mom takes the cubs with the mouth. The biggest cat of the earth move her tooth like a super delicate robot with the cubs but like a terrible weapon when killing the prey.
Another thing makes this document so special, the tiger can birth from one to four cubs, anyway, four are an unusual event.
Normally, mom keeps in the cave well protected the cub for a long time. The cubs are blind and they can’t defend they self from predators. But this cubs looks very brave and they want to discover the new world quickly.

First time filmed by David Attenborough this wonderful tiger with her cub, usually she stay very hide and is very difficult to see her

Wildlife Serengeti Tanzania

Wildlife Serengeti Tanzania

Serengeti ecosystem

Serengeti is a huge ecosystem that includes Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It includes even some adjacent areas.

It is a theater of the Great Migration of wildebeests. But is even the house of the famous Big Five. It is a special place in the earth and his delicate balancing is constantly under pressure. Primary is hunters, poachers, and politics with a short view.

Serengeti leopardThe Serengeti is together Ngorongoro the most famous and most important park in Tanzania. Extends for about 30,000 km2 in a region located in the northwest of Tanzania.

It extends to the border with Kenya where it actually goes on what the Masai Mara National Reserve.

In fact, Serengeti, Masai Mara, and Ngorongoro form a single ecosystem. A simple widely demonstration you have by observing the Great Migration of which we’ll talk later.

Some Game Reserves around the Serengeti have been set up as conservation areas where animals can be shot for a sports hunter.

With the payment of a very high ticket, they have the license to break down the animals that are indicated by the operators of the Game Reserves.

This strange way keeps a good number of animals protected and with this kind of reasoning safeguards the species.
The question arises spontaneously. Can hunting be considered a civilized way to keep the animal population under control? and can help the conservation?

For us no! It is not the right way.

But what is Serengeti’s main feature?. What distinguishes him from all the other parks?

Serengeti a Tanzania’s jewel

We can say that its immense plains in the southern and middle. With the characteristic Kopjes is the emblem.

In fact, the name Serengeti comes from the Maa language that spoken by the Maasai. It means just plain boundless. A curiosity: the language Maa is a true language and not a dialect.
In the last century when the park was set up, the Masai who were in semi-nomadic condition. From those lands were moved out of the Park area.

This event that is common to the Kenyan parks has created remarkable moods among the Masai. The Masai despite the assignment to them of surrounding lands. They never digested this forcing, just like in Kenya.

The Park

At the fauna level, the Serengeti is surely one of the richest parks in Africa. It counts 70 species of large mammals and more than 500 species of birds. Among the big mammals, of course, we have the famous Big Five. Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard.

But there are a large number of Wildebeests populations. Zebras of hippopotamuses, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles of all sorts. Smaller felines like the genus Caracal or Serval.

Top events

In conclusion, there are usually two major events in Serengeti. The birth of the Wildebeests. And the passage from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.

Talking about wildebeests, we can say that the famous Mara river crossing event. You can also enjoy it in Serengeti.
Instead of seeing it on the river Mara we go to look out in the Grumeti River and is equally thrilling.

In the next article, we will talk more deeply about the Great Migration Of Wildebeests in Tanzania. And we will discover together the secrets of one of the greatest wild animal world events.

Official internet site of the Parks Authority in Tanzania. Tanapa

 

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Serengeti National Park Tanzania Wildlife

Serengeti National Park Tanzania Wildlife

Serengeti National Park

Geography of Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is very beautiful, also because it has many different environments. The altitude ranging from 900 mt to 1800 mt, and this is because of many environments.

The south and all the central part are characterized by large flat savannah and coats of kopjes. While from the Western corridor to the border with Kenya there are hills and acacia woods. Due to the hills at the north, it remembers the Masai Mara but the difference remains great.

From its more southernmost point to the border of Kenya it takes 160 km. Most noteworthy is that with the Western Corridor you almost come to touch Lake Victoria. So we are not very far from another completely different ecosystem. For those who love the most authentic African landscapes, we recommend a visit to the coasts of Lake Victoria in addiction at the Safari in Tanzania.

How to visit Serengeti National Park

According to the considerations above, it can be seen that to visit Serengeti. As it is necessary to book with specialized agencies with series and experts guides. The vastness of the territory and the great amount of flora and fauna require it. It cannot be improvised based only on the aids that can come via radio from other drivers. We think that increasing the professionalism of safari guides can in the long run also improve the turnout. Certainly not easy, but governments would do well to think about why investing in the future.

Fauna of Serengeti National Park

An animal that in Serengeti National Park offers great emotions is the leopard. Seeing it after hunting to take refuge in the trees is a wonderful thing. It would be hours to watch it if it has just ascended or ascended. The cheetah will remain motionless for quite a while.

It is a superhuman effort for him to climb with a gazelle in his mouth on a tree of 10 meters. It is the only way he has to protect the prey from the competitors. The leopard hunting solitaire while lions and hyenas hunt into a group. So they have more chances of success in hunting.
Another great hunter of the savannah and in these immense plains finds its natural habitat is the cheetah. Magnificent slender, elegant and fast, very fast, can reach 90 km per hour. Unfortunately for him can only keep them for a few seconds. So its attacks must be lightning because it takes a long time to recover and be able to hunt another.

Wild animals especially relevant in Serengeti National Park

Lions, leopards, cheetah, spotted hyenas, elephants, cape buffalo, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, gazelles, impalas, topis, elands, and much more.

Conclusions

Most noteworthy, Serengeti is marked isolate from civilization. It is located in a very far area from that part of Tanzania. The more civilized is the town of Arusha.

Visiting the Serengeti is, therefore, an important experience. Along with Ngorongoro and Masai Mara with which forms a unique ecosystem. You can consider it one of the must-see destinations for those who love Africa safaris and adventure.

Information about National Parks in Tanzania

Tanapa 

Ngorongoro Crater