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Diamond Mining Could Push Angola's Antelope to Extinction

Environment  (tags: wildlife, protection, humans, development, overdevelopment, antelope, ecosystems, environment, destruction, animals, nature, politics, world )

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Environmental campaigners are urging the Angolan government to halt plans to mine diamonds inside a national reserve that is home to the world's last wild population of a rare antelope, the Giant Sable.

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Carol H (229)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 4:52 am
sadly noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:30 am
Noted. Thanks.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:28 am
sadly noted, thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:02 am
Depressing...thx Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:13 pm
All our animals are going so sad


Vivian B (169)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 3:03 pm
Talk about "Blood Diamonds"! This takes it to a.whole new level of inhumanity!! Wipe out a species just for a rock??? NO, NO, NO!!

Kat K (54)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 3:36 pm
Let's hope they come to their senses before this is allowed to happen. How horrible to think that these beautiful animals could become extinct at the hands of people who don't care about anything but the greed that they wallow in. How Horrible!!!!

Evelyn M (39)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 5:38 pm
God put all creatures on this earth for a reason....NOT for us to run them into extinction! Wow...they need to do something before its too late.

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:17 pm
Do we really need more diamonds? There are plenty of diamonds, and the demand for them is artificially created, anyway.

Jason S (50)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:31 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:33 pm
Well said, greenplanet and everyone.
Thanks Cal. :-(

Christeen A (376)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:04 pm
This is a shame.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:37 am
I do hope not. Such beautiful creatures. And 'worth' immeasurably more than any sparkling stone...

Connie O (44)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:52 am
More greed....and shame on the government for allowing the diamond mines to come in when it states that it is illegal there. What a magnificent animal to be allowed to go extinct. I am hoping something will be done to prevent this.

Frances D (170)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 4:31 am
More and more greed.Will it ever stop ...
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