Another Land Honeyguide

March 2009

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The Story of the Honeyguide
Our periodic email newsletter is named after the Greater Honey Guide, a bird that has developed the remarkable habit of leading tribespeople to wild bees' nests, with the promise of honeycomb and grubs once the humans have opened the nest and taken the honey.

The complementary relationship shared by bird and human represents the newsletter's goal - to periodically lead readers to new and timely bits of information about East African wildlife, culture, and travel.

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Technology Savy Elephants make for Win-Win situations

At Another Land and the Amias Project we strive for "win-win" projects and endeavors.  It is our goal that everyone from villagers to travelers, producers to gift receivers and all those in between benefit from our projects and programs.  We also love to share those stories with you, even if they aren't our personal ones.  We hope you enjoy reading about technologically savy elephants as much as we did.
And in the spirit of win-win, we are extending our February specials through March, both online and in our StudioCattle Bags, Junior Cattle Bags and Shawls will stay at their reduced prices, saving you $50.00 AND you will enjoy FREE SHIPPING on large Cattle Bags and Shawls.
Wishing you a March that is filled with wins,

Another Land and The Amias Project
The Story of Africa: Live it, Watch it, and Wear it. 

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Texting Elephants 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya is the first place to try elephant texting as a way of protecting both elephants and the human populations they compete with for food, space and water.  

It's a Win-Win

As wonderful as they are, Elephants can be devastatingly destructive to farming communities in their search for food.  So to avoid being shot, elephants are now sending cell phone text messages announcing their arrival. Or rather, the cell phone card inserted in the elephants collar is triggered when the animal crosses certain parameters and sends the message. Wildlife rangers and handlers who receive these messages are able to intercept the elephants before they reach farms or villages and send them off in other directions.  This preserves the farms and villages (win) and the Elephants well being (win).
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The Beaded Shawl
 The "Bootifl" Shawl
Once the Barabaig women made their first shawl, they were inspired to learn how to say beautiful in English. Just as we call them 'Amias' (meaning beautiful in the language of the Barabaig) the shawls are now known among the Barabaig women as truly 'bootifl'. It requires the labor of ten women over a full week to complete a single shawl, and each shawl is its own work of art. They are as 'bootifl' on the wall as they are on the body and are striking on bare skin. This is a piece that will turn heads at any soiree. 
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