The Pink Pimpernel

Who is the Pink Pimpernel? Is the Pink Pimpernel an anti-hero? We may never have satisfactory answers to these pertinent questions but let's set some of the fundamental issues straight. Unpacking the Kamfers Dam debacle requires a gambol back in time [flamingo chicks don't gamble, sir - people do, for fame & fortune, & with other people's money, usually] and although the devil resides, stoically, in the detail, most, if not all of what follows here, is freely available everywhere. What we don't ...

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The Pink Parade & human frailties

Is 'Conservation' trailing an elongating shadow as the sun sinks on common sense? - If we consider this year's 'partially-failed' Lesser Flamingo breeding attempt & the subsequent rescue of abandoned chicks, en mass, it isn't enough to leave well-alone. In 2006 a large, S-shaped island was built by Ekapa Mining on Kimberley's Kamfers Dam. The island provided scalable habitat on which Lesser Flamingo could breed; and breed they have. Given their limited access to ...

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