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Inland Waterbirds of Southern Africa Poster

Manufacturer: Korck Publishing

Model Number: 0-620-20357-9

Recommended Age: All Ages

Availability: In stock

$29.99
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Shipping Weight: 5 ounces

Model Number: 0-620-20357-9

Product Dimensions: 23.4 x x 33.9 inches

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Description

Represented on this poster are 99 species of inland waterbirds illustrated by Kenneth Newman. For years man has been ‘reclaiming’ marshlands by draining them, and ‘controlling’ inland waterways through canalization and damming. The effect is always to largely destroy such areas as habitats for the abundant and infinitely varied plant and natural life forms which originally inhabited them. More recently, unfortunate farming practices and increasing industrialization have lead to chemical and toxic effluent pollution of many of Africa's rivers and streams and the areas into which they flow, with equally disastrous effects upon the delicately balanced ecosystems of these areas. On the positive side, much effort is currently being directed to the preservation – and restoration – of many of Africa's existing wetland areas.

Bird Families Include:
Bittern, cormorant, crake, duck, egret, flamingo, flufftail, gallinule, goose, grebe, heron, ibis, jacana, kingfisher, moorhen, pelican, plover, sandpiper, snipe, stork, teal and tern.

-Posters are 35 x 24 inches.
-Laminated on both sides for ultimate protection.
-Printed on heavy art paper with world class print quality.

About Korck:
Korck Publishing is a South African publishing company established in 1993 with a focus on educational and natural history subject matter. Korck Posters' 36 natural history posters together illustrate about 4000 different species of birds, mammals, fishes, sharks, snakes, frogs, etc. There is simply nothing like them worldwide. Their popularity grows as they are discovered by more and more people, from children to scientists, with an interest in nature and nature conservation.