Mozambique’s rhinoceros population wiped out by poachers: expert

Global News

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mozambique’s rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.

A leading rhino expert told The Associated Press that the last rhino in the southern African nation has been killed. The warden in charge of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park – the only place where the horned behemoths lived in Mozambique – also says poachers have wiped out the last of the rhinos. Mozambique’s conservation director believes a few may remain.

Elephants also could become extinct in Mozambique soon, the warden of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, Antonio Abacar, told AP. He said game rangers have been aiding poachers, and 30 of the park’s 100 rangers will appear in court soon.

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Stan Aneto an NMVA Award

NMVA Award holds annually in Nigeria and attempts to honour artists with remarkable videos for the year. 2011, Oh water by stan aneto was chosen as the deserved winner in the ‘BEST INDEGENOUS CONCEPT’ category.

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Traumata of the EarthQueen.

Once upon a time, the earth was such a beautiful queen. So beautiful the gods went on their knees and even beauty became jealous. All suddenly became history when her subjects abused her for her treasures.Tears and pains as she watches her rivers and atmosphere polluted, her trees cut down without caution. In this piece, poetry, photography, dance and music meet one another on a common stage, echoing the traumas(traumata) of the earth queen

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Oh Water!

A piece of musical, engaging the appeals of visual and performing art to address the necessity to pay more attention to our endangered environment.
The Language is so simple but the message is simply powerful.

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Oil over my hands

A perfect picture of environmental injustice and degradation.

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ODE TO MOTHER EARTH From the UWA series

I smell your fingerprints on my walls
Like squashed petals of wild roses
You are dropping silently into my depths
Soft crystals of sweet waters
I see those shiny worried eyes
Are you leaving?

I see your footprints over my floors
Countless fragments of broken dreams
Your voice shrills beyond my consciousness
An epitaph of ash and dust
I see those sinking smiles
Are you leaving?

I feel your heart beat on my rhythms
A piece of music in search of notes
Like a strangled symphony of a maestro
You are rainbow over a beautiful nausea
A fulfillment of a gruesome prophecy
Have you left us?

Stan Aneto 2009

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The Gun and the Pen

The Gun and the Pen

THE GUN & THE PEN – Stan Aneto 2013

My gun’s got loaded
my pen on the white paper of tears
should I be more concerned
about animals and plants
than humanity on a final push of extinction…?
They call me the earthman
Coined from an untamed affair with nature
an unscripted romance ordained by divinity
Long before my placenta was trimmed
it is a sacred calling to curate and caress
but should I be more concerned
about plants and animals
than humanity on a final push of extinction…?
The mind of poetry is insatiable
Bottomless like the pit of hell
Cos the issues on my table are endless
I am much worried about the shedding of blood
As I am worried about frequent flood
I am much worried about genocide
As I am worried about ecocide
I am much worried about nuclear warning
As I am worried about global warming
I am as much worried about mindless shelling
As I am worried about senseless tree felling
I am much worried about human rights
As I am worried about animal rights
I am much worried about corruption
As I am worried about pollution
For I see the inordinate pursuit of riches
Increasing the scale of endangered species
The mind of poetry is insatiable
Bottomless like the pit of hell
So I bless my pen and paper

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