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Namibia: Barn Owl a Blessing in Disguise


Animals  (tags: wildlife, birds, owls, protection )

Jill
- 932 days ago - allafrica.com
THE Namibia Raptor Rehabilitation Research and Education Centre (Narrec) has urged the public not to destroy the nests of breeding barn owls, as these creatures serve as perfect pest controllers.



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Terry V. (30)
Friday June 8, 2012, 5:26 am
NOTED.
Mother Nature knows how to take care of the earth. Humans need to leave her alone
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday June 8, 2012, 5:27 am
Their faces are absolutely beautiful. We have owls on our premises too, but the large grey one's. There were young one's too and in the middle of the night it sounded like "hissings" between the two siblings. I dont see them anymore. Maybe it was a territory "conflict".
 

Michela m. (3955)
Friday June 8, 2012, 7:58 am
I like them!!
 

Ruth S. (298)
Friday June 8, 2012, 8:10 am
Owls are beautiful creatures!
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:55 am
Such a lovely face! And perfect for pest control to boot! Thanks Jill.
 

Jason Green (237)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:13 am
So wonderful thank you fro sharing! I LOVE barn owls they have such amazing personalities and are so important to their ecosystems
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:30 pm
WE have no rights to say who lives or does not! All are entitled to live the life they are meant too! We as humans needs to take care of not meddling where we have no reason too to begin with. We cannot take care of ourselves, why do we think we have the right to meddle in others species life! Thanks Jill.
 

Mary T. (185)
Friday June 8, 2012, 5:50 pm
Beautiful, Thanks Jill.
 

Barb Knight (1685)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:50 pm
I love her face, so peaceful and beautiful. Thnx Jill.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 2:15 am
We have owls on the east side of our farm. I love to hear them hooting at night. Thanks for this post Jill : )
 

. (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:19 am
An owl has a particular grace all of its' own.
 

Eliz P. (99)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:32 am
Thank you Jill and all,
 

Carmen S. (618)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 8:29 am
Wonderful, love owls, thanks Jill
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 8:31 am
I love birds of prey. They are a service to us all. Of course, what you small pets & farm animals!
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:09 am
i love them!!!!!!!!!! thnx jill. great posting
 

Dany Strakova (120)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:16 am
signed
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:31 am
One of my favorite birds. I love those sonar dishes around the eyes.
 

Valentina R. (4)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 12:55 pm
Owls are awesome. Kudos to Namibia.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 1:48 pm
Humans must stop disturbing all life.
 

Mariette G. (152)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 2:12 pm
What a beautiful owl! I also have owls in my garden and I hear them at night, but I never see them. I so agree with Henriette. Thanks for sharing this Jill!
 

janet f. (31)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 2:54 pm
Every living thing on this planet has a purpose.
 

marie c. (168)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 4:33 pm
Oh Jill he is wonderful thank you for posting
 

Kate Kenner (212)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 6:05 pm
Well, it's working for the Israelis and Palestinians plus we have no right to get rid of any species. The only one that is really is a problem is ours. All beings (except us) have a purpose in the world.
 

michelle t. (41)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:25 pm
They are so cute.Thanks Jill
 

Christeen Anderson (554)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:34 pm
So cute and helpful too.Do not harm them.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:48 pm
Cool looking little guy.
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 8:54 pm
Owls are beautiful birds and they are very good at getting rid of the pests that are bad and that we don't want around.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 3:42 am
noted,ty
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:01 am
thank you for article
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 12:45 pm
thanks
 

Veronique L. (215)
Monday June 11, 2012, 11:03 am
I love those birds....
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 12:04 pm
Need to educate people on the role of animals on this earth. They all play an important part of the ecosystem. Humans don't have a part as far as I can see.
 

Rosemary Rannes (640)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:02 pm
The balance in Nature was not man-made but Divinely created therefore humans need to stop creating imbalances.
 

Nancy C. (812)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 10:30 am
I have owls near me...Love to hear them. Hope they are allowed to flourish in Namibia. They are needed...
 
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