All Posts by ERIN ONEILL

Explaining human evolution

Evolution is the theory that modern species have developed over time from earlier ‘ancestor’ species. This explains why modern species look and act differently to species that came before them. Reasons for this development are usually to do with developing adaptations. This means when one organism (a life form) has

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Maasai land rights and wildlife conservation

Recently, there has been much discussion around the Maasai and the land they live on. Pressure from wildlife groups has led to the government creating larger nature reserves. In doing so, many Maasai people are being forced from their traditional homes. It has led to much talk over whether it

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Types of sharks found in Africa

Sharks are among the oldest species on the planet. The oldest sharks lived over 420 million years ago. This was before most land animals existed. They were alive during the time of the dinosaurs (large extinct reptiles) and outlived them. The oldest prehistoric sharks would look very different to today’s

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The dangerous lands of the Skeleton Coast

Described as ‘the Gates of Hell’ by sailors, the Skeleton Coast is one of the most extreme environments in Africa. Here, the chilling Atlantic Ocean is met with the fierce heat of the Namib Desert, which encompasses 2 million hectares of dunes and gravel plains. The dunes ‘roar’ because of

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