Regards from Eternity by Tatyana Binovskaya

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The Magic Africa series
oil on canvas 170×250 2011

“What do animals dream? by Yahia Lababidi
Do they dream of past lives and unlived dreams
unspeakably human or unimaginably bestial?

Do they struggle to catch in their slumber
what is too slippery for the fingers of day?

Are there subtle nocturnal intimations
to illuminate their undreaming hours?

Are they haunted by specters of regret
do they visit their dead in drowsy gratitude?"

This year in Africa, the fight between law enforcement and poachers of endangered species has flared into a war.

In the first two months of 2011, nine poachers were shot dead in South Africa. Despite this, poaching is up. In that nation alone, 333 rhinos were killed in 2010, and there have been 309 rhinos poached so far this year. It looks like the illegal hunters are set to break a grisly record.

South Africa isn’t the only country seeing trouble, and isn’t the only country fighting back. In Zimbabwe, poachers have been poisoning water holes so they can kill animals silently and avoid detection by park guards. At least nine elephants, five lions, two buffaloes, and several vultures are known to have died.

Meanwhile, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are going to sign a treaty to cooperate across their borders to stop poaching of mountain gorillas and other species. The treaty also sets up joint research and education about the region’s diverse flora and fauna.


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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic work Tatyana!

  • Thanks a lot dear Marie! I thought about it since 2009, when I had a beautiful trip to Tanzania.

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosalmost 3 years ago

    This is aweseome art Tatyana. Evocative work. I love it!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    17 October 2011 – 2 images per day

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾almost 3 years ago


    October 18th, 2011

    You are now eligible to enter – The Week 3 October Feature Challenge

  • Thanks a lot for featuring!

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    October 19, 2011

  • thanks a lot, dear Maree!

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic work!!!!!

  • Thank you Diane!

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful work

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 29th, 2011
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thanks a lot!!!

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbealmost 3 years ago

    Wow! This for me is your best work so far!!

  • Thank you, dear Edy, all the time that you just finished new work it seemed the best one…

    – Tatyana Binovskaya

  • mhkantor
    mhkantorover 2 years ago

    magnificent. wonderful work, and – wow! sensational title.
    if only people would stop buying and kill the market. money is the only incentive and poverty the driving force. bushmeat is also destroying africa and other areas of the world. complicated by loss of habitat due to farming and urban growth. a viscious cycle that seems out of control and with no solution simple or otherwise in sight.

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