New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species
The urgent need to mitigate the risk of extinction of the highly threatened Bearded Vulture species in South Africa, has led to various initiatives by conservationists to safe-guard existing vulture populations. These attempts include the construction and management of Bearded Vulture hides to create safe feeding areas, provide greater public awareness of the threats they face; and to conduct essential research into the species.
Lentils are a useful (and filling) way to help balance the proportions of meat to non-meat on your plate. This lamb recipe uses the robust flavours of sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and salty feta and olives to make every mouthful exciting.
250g punnet cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
1/2 cup (80g) kalamata olives, chopped
2 x 200g lamb backstraps, trimmed
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
150g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried mint
2 tablespoons mint leaves
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Toss tomatoes in 2 teaspoons oil, season and place on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes until soft, adding olives for final 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, rub lamb with rosemary and 2 teaspoons oil. Season, then cook in a frypan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes or until browned. Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.
Rest the lamb, covered loosely in foil, while you warm lentils in a small pan of simmering water for 5 minutes. Drain lentils and toss with lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season.
To serve, scatter lentils on plates, top with slices of lamb and scatter with feta, tomatoes, olives and dried and fresh mint.
Taste. (2012) Lamb with lentils, feta and mint, http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/30879/lamb+with+lentils+feta+and+mint?ref=collections,lamb-recipes. [03 Sept 2014].
A report on the Maliba Mobile Clinic by Daniel Ts’osi our Trust manager.
The purpose of the Maliba Mobile clinic is to help mobilize health services nearer to the people, and works in conjunction with the St Denis Clinic nurses. There are three outreaches which are St.Felix, Tiping and St Denis bus stop. The Maliba Mobile Clinic visits each outreach once a month and this serves three big communities close to Maliba Lodge, which are Ts’ehlanyane, Pela Ts’oeu and Kota le Kotanyane.
Books Packed And Ready For Malibas’ Local Community Schools
One of our Directors, Chris Mc Evoy, recently partnered up with David and Liz Linn to ship over 1000 children’s books to Maseru, where our Maliba Lodge staff will pick them up and distribute them to our local schools and community centers for the use, enjoyment and education of our local community.
Glyndwr Uni To Develop Netball & High Altitude Training In Lesotho
Glyndŵr University will play a major role in developing netball in Lesotho and its students will have the opportunity to spend time at a high altitude training centre under a new agreement (Wrexham, 2014).