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24 Aug

Murchison Falls and the cost of oil

At 6,853 km the Nile  is considered to be the longest river in the world. No doubt in times past it provided life-giving water for wildlife along its entire length, but sadly this is no longer the case. I have seen the Nile in Egypt, and was shocked by the paucity of birdlife along its shores - even in remote rural areas. In fact the Sacred Ibis that obtained its name from the ancient egyptians' belief that it represented their god Thoth, is no longer found anywhere in Egypt, not...