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November 1, 2006

Serra da Gorongosa - Novas Oportunidades

De Jonathan Turner

ZZZzzt  Gorongosa Park and Mountain-(c) Jeffrey Barbeep_smallRecentemente tive a sorte e a honra de fazer parte da excursão inaugural à Serra da Gorongosa para ver o papa figos de cabeça verde, bem como desfrutar de outros aspectos mágicos da famosa serra mística.

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Gorongosa Mountain – New Opportunities

by Jonathan Turner

ZZZzzt  Gorongosa Park and Mountain-(c) Jeffrey Barbeep_smallI recently had the good fortune and honour to be part of the inaugural trip up Gorongosa Mountain to see the greenheaded oriole, as well as enjoying the other magical aspects of this famous mystical mountain.

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November 2, 2006

New Road Signs

New road signs are going up soon.

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One will replace the existing sign at Inchope village

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A second sign will be added off the EN1.

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November 5, 2006

Histórias sobre o Parque Nacional da Gorongosa

Olá,

Em 1º lugar quero dar os meus mais sinceros parabéns sobre o trabalho aqui apresentado.
Histórias sobre o Parque Nacional da Gorongosa, algumas da década de 60/70. Mas a pessoa que efectivamente teria imensas histórias sobre o Parque já faleceu, Dário Farias dos Santos Mosca, meu pai.
Penso que este nome após decorridos mais de 30 anos ainda haja alguém que o recorde.
Vou tentar pôr no papel algumas das histórias do Parque, tais como leões dentro do parque, leões que comeram pessoas entre o portão n.1 e o n.º2, o veterinário do Parque,... enfim apenas algumas.

Espero um dia visitar esse lindo País e recordar tempos da minha infância nessa belíssima região de Vila Paiva de Andrade.

Muitos Parabéns, continuem.

Jorge Mosca

November 12, 2006

Afinal já sabemos quem anda a enganar os turistas

This was observed yesterday. Now we can inform the police about the case and
why tourists get lost. I put the sign back to its original position.

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This is a new male. I followed his movements for one hour. He was marking
the territory.

Best

Carlos

November 20, 2006

Possible new fish species found on Mount Gorongosa

"A couple of weeks ago I saw fish while hiking up the Nhandar River above Nhancuco, caught and photographed one and emailed it to Alan Gardiner for help with ID. He just got back to me - see response below."

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Paul Kerrison
19 Nov 2006

"The fish looked interesting to me, and although I thought it was a Barbus I could not quite get it to a species. I therefore sent your picture on to a colleague of mine at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, (formerly the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology).

His response was:

"It looks like one of the orange fin barbs (in the Barbus eutaenia complex). The group occurs from the Phongolo north into central and west Africa. It is very likely that the fish is an undescribed species. They can get up to 15cm although that would be a large specimen. If there is any chance of getting this and any other specimens from Gorongosa that would be really valuable. I realise this isn't always very easy but it is a very poorly collected area."
So the fish is good and interesting news."

Alan Gardiner

20 Nov 2006

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