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Dorothee
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| 12:28 AM May 17 2016

Dorothee

Germany

The latest episode of the German informative show “Welt der Wunder” (World of Miracles) was about a list of animals that most people consider the most menacing or dangerous ones. As in these countries people don’t have much access to technology that would protect them from harm like this, I’m just going to focus on those animals mentioned that live in some least developed countries:
Portuguese man o’ war is the name of a jellyfish found in East Timor.
The black mamba is found in the least developed country of Eritrea. Some of them live near human housings and if you accidentally scare them, they won’t hesitate to attack.
Rhinos – depending on the subspecies – can be found in Sudan, Tanzania, Nepal, Rwanda, Malawi, Chad, Central-African Republic, Cameroon and some other states. While they are heavy and don’t run too much they can get aggressive and run very fast after the one they feel threatened by.
The most lethal cobras are to be found in Sumatra, Mozambique, Liberia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Malawi, Mali, Rwanda, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Chad, Central-African Republic. They are not looking for trouble, but if you accidentally get too close to them – and sometimes they can be found near human housings – they can easily misinterpret your movements as a threat.
Hippos may look lazy and slow and yet in Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauretania there already have been multiple cases in which they attacked fishermen in their boats and even chased them on land at fantastic speed if said fishermen somehow managed to get out of the water in time.
Wild lions normally fear human beings, but especially in regions where people throw away edible waste it happened that old lions (found in Angola, Congo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and others that lost their pride and were too old to hunt lost their fear of human beings and attacked them.
There have been similar stories with old Sumatran tigers.
The sea snakes of Madagascar can be overseen when they are in the water and their bite is lethal. Thus you should watch out once you go swimming in Madagascar.
The leiurus quinquestriatus-scorpion lives in Sudan, Mauretania, Mali, Chad, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Contrary to common belief there are not many specimens of scorpion other than them that could endanger the life of a human being.

| 11:41 AM Nov 17 2014

Dorothee

Germany

“NABU” says that the lowland-rainforest of São Tomé, the home of quite a few endangered birds is at serious risk of getting destroyed by African oil palm plantations. The oil of these palms is probably best known for being used in the production of chocolate and fuels.
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Re-upload: According to the website where I found it, this photo shows former street children of this country after they got help. “http://www.prb.org/About/InternationalPrograms.aspx” belongs to an organisation that tries to help current and future generations of the developing world and they even give YOU the chance of getting involved.
Also the sea between Australia and Tasmania – an area best known for many water fowls, shells, crabs and fish is in danger due to the pollution of the sea by plastic-waste.

| 01:21 PM Feb 07 2014

Dorothee

Germany

The newspaper “Deutsches Aerzteblatt” says that the number of people who actually died of the measles may have declined all over the world since the beginning of this decade, but still some countries in Asia and especially in Africa still have a comparably high death toll.

| 11:51 AM Dec 03 2013

Dorothee

Germany

Yesterday my friend Anna and I had an interesting discussion about fair-trade products when I asked her if she wanted to go to the “Chocolate Festival” in Tübingen with me. There I want to see the stall of the aid-organization “Schokofair” – an aid-organization that fights for fair trade in the production of chocolate products. She was very excited and told me all she knew about how workers get exploited for the production of our chocolate and about the other similar aid-organizations she knew etc. But she also told me about the brand “Contigo” that sells all kinds of fair trade products from furniture to living plants, from food to baskets, rucksacks and sacks. Anna even was able to give me a link to their German website as well as the adress of their shop in Tübingen. The link was is “http://www.contigo.de/” and the adress was
Marktgasse 14
72070 Tübingen
Tel 07071-549 89 67
Fax 07071-549 89 66
E-Mail:
tuebingen@contigo.de
However I also found out that they’ve got shops in other German cities, too. So, just in case you are planning a trip to Germany:
CONTIGO Fair Trade Shop
Wessenbergstraße 12
78462 Konstanz
Tel. : 07531-3694949
Fax : 07531-3696438
E-Mail: konstanz@contigo.de
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Hauptstraße 40
91054 Erlangen
Tel: 09131-9754083
Email: erlangen@contigo.de
Web: www.contigo.de
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Prager Str. 2
01069 Dresden
Tel. : 0351 – 486 19 71
Fax : 0351 – 486 19 74
E-Mail: dresden@contigo.de
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Seit Anfang August 2013:
Mühlgasse 15
65183 Wiesbaden
Tel.: 0611- 240 53 888
EMail: wiesbaden@contigo.de
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Wettergasse 29
35037 Marburg
Tel: 06421-6907601
Fax: 06421-6907602
Email: Marburg@Contigo.de
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Nikolaistr. 6-10
04109 Leipzig
Tel: 0341-23102973
Fax: 0341-23102984
Email: Leipzig@Contigo.de
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CONTIGO fair trade shop
Krämerstraße 20-34
52062 Aachen
Tel: 0241-4636 0096
Fax: 0241-4636 0097
Email: aachen@contigo.de
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Lange Geismar Str. 51
37073 Göttingen
Tel. 0551 – 485371
Fax 0551 – 59462
E-Mail: goettingen@contigo.de
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Westernstraße 44
33098 Paderborn
Tel. : 05251 – 185 90 14
E-Mail: paderborn@contigo.de
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Katharinenstr. 12 – 14
28195 Bremen
Tel. 0421 – 32 72 20
Fax 0421 – 32 72 02
E-Mail: bremen@contigo.de
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Königstr. 106 – 108
23552 Lübeck
Tel. 04 51 – 7 06 09 70
Fax 04 51 – 7 06 09 71
E-Mail: luebeck@contigo.de
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Staustr. 3-4
26122 Oldenburg
Tel: 0441-3401750
Fax: 0441-2197214
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Großestr. 37
24937 Flensburg
Tel. : 0461 – 49 37 99 71
E-Mail: flensburg@contigo.de

| 12:40 PM Feb 18 2011

Dorothee

Germany

In addition it would be wrong to say that European or North American states want to help to do someting charitable. The real reasons are rather egoistic ones: They want to lower the speed of the structural change taking place in their own countries. Thus they have to protect their own humble workers from any form of concuration. This in return of course would harm several branches of industry-and thus the whole economy-of the countries we call “developing countries”.
In fine: The politicians who really want to help should rather fight for fair trade and unlimited factor mobility.