Why shade-grown coffee is good for birds and farmers

By Evan R. Buechley, University of Utah [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] Your choice of coffee can make a difference for birds in tropical parts of the world — and biodiversity overall. In a study on coffee plantations in Africa, we found that coffee farms with shade trees are best for …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 21 April 2014

The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa: Second Edition by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton, and Peter Ryan Release Date: April 25, 2014Publisher: Random House Struik This new larger edition is based on the recently updated fourth edition of the standard-format Sasol Birds of Southern Africa. The region’s best-selling, most comprehensively illustrated …

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