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    Best i-Pad

    I hope to purchase an i-Pad and retire the laptop over the coming weeks. What do experienced users think is the overall best option in terms of performance, technical support, reliablity, value for money etc.?? All suggestions gratefully received:)
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    Alarming stats on Raptor poisoning in Europe

    http://www.birdlife.org/community/2012/06/european-birdlife-partners-take-action-against-european-bird-crime/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=european-birdlife-partners-take-action-against-european-bird-crime Alot to be worried about in this report but the poisoning of raptors in...
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    British Sea-Duck populations in Freefall

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/sea-ducks.html Rather worrying and something very few people would have been aware about up till now. Only a scientific expedition to summering areas will get to the bottom of this mystery.
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    Amazon under renewed threat from Big Agri-Business

    http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?204443 Will the President do the right thing and consign this bill to the skip where it belongs??:storm:
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    Thugs from Malta slaughter protected birds in Egypt

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/maltese-hunters.html Pelicans, eagles, vultures - these guys are a real menace to a whole host of rare and declining migrant species all across the med fly-path. I could only watch some of that video before I became ill with rage:C
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    Iconic World Heritage Site under threat from dam building

    One of the last great wildernesses on the planet looks set to be sacrificed for a dam project of dubious benefit - follow the links contained in this link for the full story:http://safaritalk.net/topic/7683-damn-the-selous-tanzania-major-power-project-receives-boosts/
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    Amazon under renewed threat

    http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?202489 The usual story of politicians being bought by big business:C
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    A review of the Irish Golden Eagle Project 2001-11

    http://www.goldeneagle.ie/news_viewnews.php?z=41&news_id=8&article=272 Interesting read - not least for the fact that illegal persecution appears to have killed more of the birds in NI then the Republic:(
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    Grim Tide of Extinaction rolls on

    http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?202074 This unique sub-species of the already critically endangered Javan Rhino is gone for ever. Primarily due to Vietnams shocking record on conservation that will soon account for its remaining large mammals. This country is also second only to China as a...
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    The grim black hole of East Asia

    http://sunbears.wildlifedirect.org/2011/08/08/from-jungle-to-suitcase-southeast-asias-wildlife-faces-a-bleak-future/comment-page-1/#comment-2001 Seriously depressing stuff and probably now one of the single biggest threats to a whole hoist of iconic and endangered wildlife from India to Africa:-C
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    Republicans target US Wildlife in Debt talks

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/us-legislation.html Typical of the disgusting and destructive agenda of these corporate red necks:C
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    Are these people mad or bad??

    http://stopwildlifepoisoning.wildlifedirect.org/2011/05/24/bunyala-poisoning-with-furadan-in-may-2011/ You think you've seen it all when it comes to perverse human ignorance - then you read stuff like above:-C PS: I was aware this chemical is wiping out lions and vultures across Africa but to...
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    Want to see vultures feeding on Lions Kills in Kenya?? - Then you better hurry!!

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/lions-poisoned011.html PS: I was in Kenya during late 09' at the end of a long drought and despite huge amounts of dead carcasses(mainly livestock) scattered over large areas of bush, I could count the numbers of vultures seen on one hand over the 2 weeks:(...
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    Cuckoo Numbers on the rise??

    They appear to be over here based on the last 2 Springs at least - a flood of sightings from around the country including in areas where they have not been seen for many decades. This year they have even been spotted in city centre parks in Dublin:eek!: This is most welcome given the steep...
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    The consequences of the latest African land grab

    http://e360.yale.edu/feature/agribusiness_boom_threatens_key_african_wildlife_migration/2377/ This has got to also spell bad news for many of Europes summer migrants who winter in this part of the world:-C
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    Some disturbing posts on the British Farming Forum

    See post 2 on the link below: http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=47403 plus Songbird Surival rears its ugly head in this one http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=47415 PS: I've tried to join this forum (I have an interest in a small farm) but can't cos I have a...
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    Iraqi Marshes Mark 11

    http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_flourishing_niger_delta_threatened_by_libya_water_plan_/2366/ This has the potential to hit many of our already declining summer migrants hard:-C - also sounds like Mali needs the "Tahir square" treatment:C
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    Recently released Golden Eagle found Poisoned in Donegal

    http://www.independent.ie/national-news/anger-as-yet-another-eagle-found-poisoned-2452166.html Its starting early this winter/spring:C:C - The case screams "shooting estate" given the recent the Scottish experiance and the fact that we are still months away from the lambing season PS: The...
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    Incident highlights a big threat to Africa'ss large raptors

    http://predatoraware.wildlifedirect.org/2010/10/31/wildlife-poisoning-in-siana-mara/ The above is just one of many incidents that have come to light in recent years across Africa from Kenya to Botwana and in no doubt just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the total carnage that furadan and...
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    Golden Eagles: Good news from Ireland

    After rather a torrid Spring for both eagle projects its nice to be able to report the aboveB (:
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    Scottish Red Kite chicks poisoned

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/black-isle-red-kites.html Another Black day for Kites on the Black Isle|:(| The use/misuse of poisons across rural Scotland and its toll on protected raptors is truely horrific:C
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    Poisoning of Irish Birds of Prey escalates

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0504/1224269640141.html Along with news today of yet another dead sea-eagle found in Kerry. This madness needs to stop. It appears this spring has marked an escalation in the activities of the scum who are now well on their way to wiping out...
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    White - Tailed Eagle Found dead in Kerry

    Doesn't look good: http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0403/eagle.html. All three raptor re-introduction projects have now been hit again in ireland this spring - this latest case has not been a confirmed poisoning but looks likely given that 95% of confirmed loses from all projects up till now have...