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Mit Flüchtlingen reden – auf Französisch

Zum Tag der Frankophonie im März organisierte der Frankreich-Schwerpunkt in der Claudiana eine Begegnung mit frankophonen Flüchtlingen. Ein zahlreich erschienenes Publikum – darunter eine halbe Schulklasse mit ihrer Lehrerin – ergriff die Gelegenheit, konkrete Menschen mit ihren konkreten Einzelschicksalen zu erleben. (more…)

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How Australia got the hump with one million feral camels

A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia’s remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large scale.

Sarah Crowley, of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, explored the history of the camel in Australia, from their historic role helping to create the country’s infrastructure through to their current status as unwelcome “invader.”

The deserts of the Australian outback are a notoriously inhospitable environment where few species can survive. But the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) prospers where others perish, eating 80% of native plant species and obtaining much of their water through ingesting this vegetation. (more…)

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