House in Salto de Pirapora / Vereda Arquitetos

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Salto de Pirapora / Vereda ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse in Salto de Pirapora / Vereda Arquitetos “COPY” Brazil Projects Architects: Vereda Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeVereda ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureConcrete BlocksOn InstagramBrazilPublished on April 29, 2020Cite: “House in Salto de Pirapora / Vereda Arquitetos” [Casa em Salto de Pirapora / Vereda Arquitetos] 29 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© André Scarpa+ 32Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Design Team:Bruno MansoContractor:Gladson de Campos – Campos ConstruçõesLandscape:Vereda ArquitetosStructural Engineering:Maurício Oliva de Farias – STEC EngenhariaMEP:JPD Instalações Elétricas e HidráulicasProduction:Paulo KinnaCity:Salto de PiraporaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© André ScarpaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinCompositesFastmount®How to Attach Heavy Panels with Hidden FixingsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. House in Salto de Pirapora Salto de Pirapora is a satellite city 25km from Sorocaba and the house is located on the road that connects these two cities. The 1000m2 plot has an eitght meters slope and looks out over a small ecological reserve bordering a stream.Save this picture!© André ScarpaSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© André ScarpaThe project is composed of three partially buried masonry volumes with varying levels according to the topography. These three volumes house the kitchen and laundry room in the first, the bedrooms in the second and the master bedroom’ bathroom in the third. The arrangement of these volumes on the site conforms the main space of the house, the void of the living and dining rooms. This space allows full fluidity uphill without sectioning the site between front and back. A concrete grandstand establishes this relationship between the free areas of the plot and the various levels of the project, and enables multiple uses that make the most of these views towards the reserve.Save this picture!© André ScarpaSave this picture!Transversal sectionSave this picture!© André ScarpaA concrete slab supported by four columns covers this set and produces different ambiences from the ceiling heights of each use. This slab was made from precast panel forms poured in place and its regular shape – a 14.00 X 10.40 m rectangle – does not match the perimeters of the other blocks generating open covered areas, balconies and internal gardens. The master bedroom is then conformed above the other two bedrooms as a mezzanine to the living room and can be enclosed by a sliding curtain. The slabs of the three masonry volumes are roof gardens that are at times inside others times outside of the enclosed perimeters of the house. This enclosure is made of light glass panels free from frames. The main roof is also a roof garden completely free from infrastructures such as water tanks and solar panels, which are then located at the rear of the plot taking advantage of its sloped section. The owners are a couple of university professors and a newborn baby girl.Save this picture!© André ScarpaProject gallerySee allShow lessCAFUBE Funeral Home / LOKOMOTIV.archs officeSelected ProjectsTwo Houses in One / unparelld’arquitectesSelected Projects Share Lead Architect: Manufacturers: Deca, José Carlos Pereira de Moraes, Pial João Paulo Meirelles de Faria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  André Scarpa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Salto de Pirapora, Brazil House in Salto de Pirapora / Vereda Arquitetoslast_img read more

RSF joins call urging Turkey to seek UN inquiry on Khashoggi

first_img News United StatesSaudi ArabiaTurkeyAmericasMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies DisappearancesImpunityUnited Nations United StatesSaudi ArabiaTurkeyAmericasMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies DisappearancesImpunityUnited Nations Organisation Türkçe / In TurkishThe investigation should determine the circumstances surrounding Saudi Arabia’s role in the We call on Saudi Arabia to end its violence against journalistsSign the petitionenforced disappearance and possible killing of Khashoggi. It should aim to identify everyone responsible for ordering, planning, and executing any operations connected with the case.”Turkey should enlist the UN to initiate a timely, credible, and transparent investigation” said Robert Mahoney, deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “UN involvement is the best guarantee against a Saudi whitewash or attempts by other governments to sweep the issue under the carpet to preserve lucrative business ties with Riyadh.”Evidence collected by the UN investigation team should be preserved for use in future prosecutions. The investigation team should have complete access to travel where it needs to and to interview potential witnesses or suspects without interference. The team should also recommend avenues for bringing to justice anyone against whom credible and admissible evidence of involvement is found.Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018 and has not been seen or heard from since. Saudi Arabia has denied involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance, claiming he left the consulate on his own shortly after his arrival, but it has failed to produce any evidence supporting this claim.Saudi authorities have escalated their crackdown on dissenting voices in the country since Mohammad bin Salman became crown prince in June 2017, marked by systematic repression of dissent, including peaceful expression directed to the promotion and protection of human rights. Virtually all human rights defenders and critical voices, including religious clerics, journalists, and academics, have been targeted in the recent arrests. Khashoggi’s disappearance comes after more than a year of arrests targeting journalists who reported on corruption, women’s rights, and other sensitive issues. Several are being held in unknown locations, without charges, according to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists.Many individuals, including the prominent women human rights defenders Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, and Aziza al-Yousef, have been arbitrarily detained without charge for months. These women activists and many others may face lengthy prison terms or the death penalty following grossly unfair trials before the counterterrorism court for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association, or assembly. The Turkish authorities announced that they had initiated a criminal investigation on the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance on October 2. As part of this investigation, they conducted a forensic examination of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 15. Information from the investigation has been shared with the media through a series of leaks, including claims regarding the existence of audio and visual records proving that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate. On October 15, Saudi Arabia’s king ordered the Public Prosecution to open an investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance. Given the possible involvement of Saudi authorities in Khashoggi’s enforced disappearance and possible murder, and the lack of independence of Saudi Arabia’s criminal justice system, the impartiality of any investigation by the Saudi authorities would be in question. Khashoggi’s fiancé, Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish national, told media outlets that when Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate on October 2 to obtain their marriage documents, he left her his phones and instructions to alert the Turkish authorities if he did not return after two hours. That was the last time Cengiz saw him. Turkish authorities believe Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents inside the consulate.”This demonstrates all the more clearly how imperative an impartial and independent investigation is in order to establish the truth and ensure justice for Jamal Khashoggi,” said Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “If the UN is truly mobilized to fight impunity for crimes against journalists, then at the very least they must be fully engaged in one of the most shocking and extreme cases in recent years by undertaking this investigation.”There is a precedent for such a UN investigation. In 2008, Pakistan asked then Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish an investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. That investigation uncovered what investigators said was an attempt by Pakistani authorities to whitewash the events surrounding Bhutto’s murder.An investigation into Khashoggi’s enforced disappearance and possible murder should start promptly and be thorough, impartial, and independent. UN Secretary-General Guterres should appoint a senior criminal investigator with extensive experience in international investigations to head the team. Once the investigation is concluded, the secretary-general should issue a public report on the overall findings along with his recommendations for following up. “Jamal Khashoggi’s family and the rest of the world deserve the full truth about what happened to him,” said Louis Charbonneau, UN director at Human Rights Watch. “Partial explanations and one-sided investigations by Saudi Arabia, which is suspected of involvement, aren’t good enough. Only the UN has the credibility and independence required to expose the masterminds behind Khashoggi’s enforced disappearance and to hold them to account.”Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and all other UN member countries should fully cooperate with the UN investigation to ensure that it has all the access and support necessary to determine what happened to Khashoggi. To facilitate the investigation, Saudi Arabia should immediately waive diplomatic protections such as the inviolability or immunity of all relevant premises and officials bestowed by treaties such as the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, has called for waving these diplomatic protections in the case. Turkey should turn over all evidence, including audio and visual records that Turkish officials have repeatedly claimed to the media reveal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate. A newly formed Turkish-Saudi working group investigating the murder will be unable to make progress in the face of Saudi Arabia’s blanket denials and rejection of any involvement in Khashoggi’s enforced disappearance. “If the government of Saudi Arabia is not involved in Jamal Khashoggi’s fate, it has the most to gain in seeing an impartial UN investigation determine what happened,” said Sherine Tadros, head the New York office of Amnesty International. “Without a credible UN inquiry, there will always be a cloud of suspicion hanging over Saudi Arabia, no matter what its leadership says to explain away how Khashoggi vanished.”Jamal Khashoggi is a prominent Saudi journalist with several Saudi Arabia-based Arabic and English-language newspapers including Okaz and the Saudi Gazette, and he served two stints as the editor-in-chief of the Saudi daily al-Watan. In December 2016, Saudi authorities publicly denounced Khashoggi after he criticized then US President-Elect Donald Trump at an event in Washington, and he fled Saudi Arabia to the United States in June 2017, becoming a regular columnist for the Washington Post.For more information, please contact:In New York, Louis Charbonneau for Human Rights Watch, (English, German, Czech): +1-646-591-5178; or [email protected] Twitter: @loucharbonIn New York, Sherine Tadros for Amnesty International, (English): +1-929-339-9523; or [email protected]; Twitter: @SherineTIn Washington D.C., Margaux Ewen for Reporters Without Borders, (English, French): +1-202-204-5548; or [email protected] Twitter: @margauxewenKerry Paterson, for the Committee to Protect Journalists (English, French): +1-212-300-9031; [email protected] Twitter: @pressfreedom June 3, 2021 Find out more Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today. May 13, 2021 Find out more Related documents turkiye-_kasikci_ile_ilgili_bm_sorusturmasi_isteyin.pdfPDF – 90.45 KB Follow the news on Americas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more News to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists October 18, 2018 – Updated on October 24, 2018 RSF joins call urging Turkey to seek UN inquiry on Khashoggi Reports ANGELA WEISS / AFP Newslast_img read more

Masks prevented major coronavirus outbreak at hair salon: Study

first_imgStylist A ignored medical advice to self isolate after her test on May 18.A second hair stylist (stylist B), who had been exposed to the first, developed symptoms on May 15 and also continued working until May 20, when stylist A got her result. Stylist B tested positive two days later.At this point, the salon closed for three days for disinfection while Greene County health officials performed contact tracing, identifying a total of 139 clients seen by the two infected stylists. The rest of the staff were also quarantined for two weeks.During their interactions with clients, both stylists had worn masks: stylist A had worn a double-layered cotton face covering, while stylist B had worn either a double-layered cotton face covering or a surgical mask.But even when stylist A had symptoms, the two stylists interacted with each other while neither was masked in intervals between clients.All 139 clients were monitored for symptoms for the next two weeks, and testing was offered to all of them, to be performed five days after their exposure.None of the 67 who were tested were found to be positive, and none of those who refused testing reported symptoms over the next 14 days when they were sent daily text messages inquiring after their health.The customers were roughly gender balanced, and their ages ranged from 21 to 93, with the mean average 52. The overwhelming majority wore masks for the entire duration of their appointments, which ranged in duration between 15 minutes and 45 minutes. The clients mostly wore cloth masks or surgical masks, while about five percent wearing N95 respirators.Scientists believe that although large droplets emitted by people when they cough or sneeze are primarily responsible for spreading COVID-19, smaller droplets released during ordinary speech are also potentially dangerous.This is particularly important because people might spread the virus unknowingly in the two to three days before they develop symptoms, or a carrier in rare cases may never develop symptoms.The authors of the CDC report concluded: “Widespread adoption of policies requiring face coverings in public settings should be considered to reduce the impact and magnitude of additional waves of COVID-19.” Two US hair stylists who wore masks while infected with the coronavirus did not pass on COVID-19 to nearly 140 clients they saw over the course of several days, a study said Tuesday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released the report, said the findings added weight to universal face covering policies as a means of slowing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.On May 12, a hair stylist (stylist A) developed respiratory symptoms at a salon in Springfield, Missouri and continued working with clients until May 20, when she received a positive test for the new coronavirus.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Boy, 12, drowns in river

first_imgRegan Villanueva of Barangay Luna, CadizCity was believed to have been drowned, a police report showed. Officers of the Cadiz City have yet torule out foul play in the incident. Investigations were ongoing as of thiswriting. /PN His lifeless body was discovered around11:40 a.m. on Feb. 14, it added.center_img BACOLOD City – A 12-year-old boy wasfound dead floating in the river in Barangay Caduha-an, Cadiz City, NegrosOccidental.last_img

Jamaica Requests Access to IMF’s Rapid Financing Instrument

first_imgDr. Nigel Clarke KINGSTON, Jamaica  – The government of Jamaica has requested access to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.This was disclosed by Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke in a statement on Thursday.“The open-ended nature of the pandemic and its economic spillovers, therefore, pose intolerable balance of payments risks to Jamaica that threaten the economic gains of our seven-year reform effort,” said Clarke who also pointed to mitigating factors that provide the ability for Jamaica to absorb economic shocks.He said that these include reasonable stock of foreign reserves and contingency financing options that arise from  – the availability of cash resources programmed for accelerated debt repayment; the availability of domestic sources of financing and untapped capacity available from other multilateral institutions such as the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank, including by redirecting existing projects.The RFI provides rapid financing to IMF member countries with balance of payment needs but without the requirement of having a full-fledged IMF programme, ongoing reviews and conditionality.On April 6, the IMF substantially increased the amounts that member countries could access under the RFI window.CMClast_img read more

Loggers roll into Lakin tourney final with win over Fortuna

first_imgArcata >> The Eureka Loggers won this season’s Big 5 League title on the backs of a deep pitching staff, solid defense and a contact-hitting lineup.All that was on display during Thursday’s Charlie Lakin Championship Baseball Tournament semifinal game, as the Loggers (16-9 overall) scored early and rode starting pitcher Ethan Fischel’s efficient outing to a 9-2 victory over the Fortuna Huskies (11-11) at the Arcata Ball Park.“When we take care of the baseball and score early and often, we’re …last_img read more

So Long Darwin Bicentennial

first_imgEven some Darwinians are growing weary of Darwin hoopla.  The Darwin Bicentennial and Origin of Species 150th Anniversary celebrations have come and gone, but Darwin is just as contentious and controversial as ever.  Historians may remember not just the pro-Darwin celebrations of 2009, but the strong internet and media presence of Darwin skeptics.    On the pro-Darwin side, Science magazine wrapped up its year-long blog Origins announcing its last post.  “Of course, Science’s interest in origins and all things evolutionary continues,” wrote bloggers Elisabeth Pennisi, Elisabeth Culotta and John Travis.  “For although 2009’s evolutionary parties are ending, the science behind them continues to serve as the firm foundation of modern biology as well as a rich source of new research.”  Nature’s feature Darwin 200 appears to be winding down, too.  Other December entries by Science Origins included reports of a Darwin Festival on Cambridge and a Darwin-themed string quartet.   All the posts were pulled into the page, where the only mention of skepticism of Darwinism included scare headlines about creationists influencing school boards.  “Eugenie Scott Toils in Defense of Evolution,” encouraged one headline.  The complete works of Darwin were posted online by the Cambridge University Library.  Corresponding with the Darwin hype were strident anti-religious attacks by the “new atheists” like Richard Dawkins, who not only portrays all religion as silly if not evil, but in the same breath proclaims Darwinian evolution as the “greatest show on earth.”    The anti-Darwin side capitalized on the Darwin Bicentennial with strong initiatives of their own.  Three films were released: The Voyage that Shook the World by CMI, God of Wonders by Eternal Films, and Darwin’s Dilemma by Illustra Media.  The latter was scheduled to be shown in the California Science Center on Oct. 25 but the sponsor’s contract was dropped unexpectedly and they sued (see 12/30/2009).  Calvary Chapel hosted a Darwin Was Wrong conference.  ICR held several “Demand the Evidence” conferences.  The Discovery Institute’s blog Evolution News & Views was very active all year, as was I.D. leader William Dembski’s blog, Uncommon Descent.  Stephen Meyer’s book Signature in the Cell was among many new books highlighting flaws in evolutionary theory and making a case for intelligent design.  Here at Creation-Evolution Headlines, we reported 170 news stories with commentary related to Darwin and his theory of evolution – an average of 14 per month.    Around America and Europe debates were held, panel discussions presented various views, and a great deal of ink was spilt about the hirsute guru of biology.  It would be hard to think of any other scientist or thinker who gets the attention Darwin gets.  The 50-year interval celebrations of 1909, 1959, and 2009 have become increasingly boisterous and vociferous.  Like it or not, the ghost of Charles Darwin is not leaving the culture any time soon.  And whether the pro-Darwinists like it or not, his skeptics are advancing and increasing their influence – especially with alternative media and world-wide internet access giving them platforms they lacked to counter the mainstream media 50 and 100 years ago.This has actually been a great year for the Darwin skeptics.  Sure, the Darwin Party hacks stride about as pompous as ever, but they seem to be making more furtive glances from side to side.  Eugenie Scott and Michael Shermer try unsuccessfully to shush the radical atheists from their harsh rhetoric, knowing it is politically expedient to present a gentle Darwin who can be piteous to religious people.  After all, they just don’t understand “science” (the Darwin Thought Collective, that is).    Their targets, however, are marching about with confidence, scholarship, charm, and scientific ammunition, increasing in numbers.  People are seeing through the ridicule and fear mongering by the Darwinists and realizing that most of the skeptics are sharp, smart people who are making good scientific and philosophical points.  Then just when E. Scott and her propagandists were poised to repeat their talking points about the Rules of Science, Climategate threw another curve ball into the game late in the year, showing that the Consensus of the Academic Community can be just as doggedly perverse as politicians (11/26/2009).  What a story – one of the biggest hyped consensuses of modern times was shown to be underlain by shenanigans, secret dealing, evidence-tampering and marginalization of opponents, while their big Copenhagen political gala was slowed down by one of the biggest snows in their history, casting doubt on the claims about global warming.    The parallels to the Darwin Consensus were not lost by the critics.09/30/2009).  They’ve gorged on their booze and croissants, sung their silly songs, worn their silly T-shirts, chanted their silly mantras (and hate speeches against their critics), watched their silly dancers and worshipped their bearded buddha.  Our readers have chuckled at all the Stupid Evolution Quotes.  Party’s over.  Now it’s time to get serious and shout, The buddha is naked.    By the way, don’t forget: 2009 was also the International Year of Astronomy (400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the telescope), and the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Kruger Park booked out for 2010

first_imgVisitors to the Kruger Park can expect to see a range of wildlife offered by no other African game reserve. (Image: South African Tourism) The mighty baobab tree is found in abundance in the Kruger Park. (Image: Wikimedia) Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park is fully booked for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. All accommodation in the main camps was snapped up a mere two hours after the reservations office opened on 1 July.South African National Parks (SANParks) reports that even though booking for July had opened a month earlier than usual, visitors were alert to the fact and wasted no time.Normally booking opens 11 months in advance for one month at a time, but with the World Cup on the horizon SANParks decided to give their visitors the chance to book for both June and July simultaneously.This was a one-off scheme. Reservations for August 2010 will revert to the usual procedure.The national parks authority also noted that accommodation for the same period in its other parks around the country was filling up rapidly.Many parks, such as the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State’s Maluti Mountains and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which sits on the South Africa-Botswana border, are particularly popular as winter getaways.2010 accommodationSANParks has partnered with Fifa-appointed professional hospitality company Match to manage accommodation in the Kruger and other parks.The Kruger Park’s closest major city, Nelspruit, is a 2010 venue, with the city’s Mbombela Stadium scheduled for completion in October 2009.The Skukuza, Berg en Dal and Pretoriuskop camps in the southern Kruger Park have been reserved solely for 2010 visitors through the Match affiliation. This equates to 30% of the park’s total accommodation capacity.These and other camps in the park’s southern bounds are now fully booked, but there is still limited availability in certain camps in the far north.A recent report from SANParks reveals that as many as 15 000 new people could be introduced to conservation areas during the World Cup. This is viewed as an outstanding marketing opportunity, as people will share their experiences and word of mouth is a powerful way of spreading the message.Besides the Kruger Park, SANParks and Match have agreed to the 30% deal for 11 other national parks. These are the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Mapungubwe National Park, Mokala National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, Bontebok National Park, Karoo National Park and Wilderness National Park.Available accommodation in these parks is also disappearing fast. Kgalagadi’s main camps are said to be fully booked and the smaller camps are almost full. The same can be said of the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.Visitors who would like to spend some time in these magnificent wild areas of South Africa during the World Cup are encouraged to visit the SANParks website without delay.Winter holiday rushThe Kruger National Park accommodates every taste, from those who prefer to rough it in tents, to lodges of unrivalled luxury. There are 21 rest camps to choose from, several of which have satellite camps. A number of private lodges also operate within the park.SANParks tourism and marketing director Glenn Phillips said that although a rush had been expected, the Kruger Park’s main camps were fully booked before they even noticed, as staff were kept busy handling the roughly 5 000 calls and 500 emails that poured in.The winter school holidays also fall within the mid-year period. Next year the holidays run from June 9 to July 13 and have been extended by about a week to cover the entire period of the World Cup.“We value our local visitors and even though we will be accommodating the soccer tourists next year, we are glad to also be able to provide for our local clients during the school holiday next year,” said Phillips, adding that he was glad to see South Africans booking their 2010 holiday accommodation in good time.Wildlife havenThe Kruger Park is one of South Africa’s most important tourism drawcards. The country’s biggest game reserve covers almost 20 000km2, or an area a little bigger than that of the entire nation of Israel.It is a part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that spans the Kruger Park, Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park, and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.It is also a part of one of South Africa’s six biosphere reserves. In September 2001 the Kruger to Canyons was designated by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.An abundance of birds, reptiles, animals and plants thrives in the park’s six eco-systems. There is something of interest for every nature lover – about 1 980 species of plants, 336 species of tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 517 birds, 147 mammals, and 114 species of reptile, including 3 000 crocodiles, are found here.For wildlife enthusiasts who cannot make it in person, a number of webcams have been set up around the park for convenient armchair game viewing.However, the spectacular wildlife is not the only reason to visit the Kruger Park. Within its borders are over 255 historical and cultural sites, with more yet to be explored. Some of these sites date back to the early Stone Age and are over a million years old. There are also several Iron Age settlements, and a number of spiritually significant sites too.Three historical sites are currently open to the public. They are the ruins of the 19th century Albasini trading post, and the late Iron Age Masorini and Thulamela settlements.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesKruger Park marks 110 yearsBiggest nature park in the worldNew biosphere reserve for SAUseful linksSouth African National ParksKruger ParkMbombela Stadium, NelspruitKruger to Canyons biospherelast_img read more

Rabbitgoo® Short Straight Light en Wig High Quality Full Cap Cosplay Blonde Wig : Blonde colour was nice and good quality for the price

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