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Question from IS8, Kharkiv gymnasium #55, Ukraine

 

Please, tell us about the natural images and sounds of you region:

  1. What kind of nature is typical for your country?
  2. What kind of nature is typical for your district (region)?
  3. Voice of which birds, animals can be heard in the morning outside?

Answer from IS1 

 

 

What kind of nature is typical for your country? 

 

As Hungary lies in the Carpathian Basin and in the temperate zone, it hasn't got any high mountains or sandy beaches. Its landscape is rather characterized by great plains and meadows, hills and forests,  rivers, lakes and brooks.

 

      

 

Approximately 2,200 plant species and 45,000 animal species live in the territory of Hungary, most of which are Central-European species. all the caves in the territory of Hungary are protected, and 125 of those enjoy increased protection. 535 plant and 855 animal species are protected.

Among the protected flowers the most unique species are for example the Mediterranean-type fragrant hellebore ( Helleborus Odorus) in the Mecsek mountains, the pheasant's eye (Adonis Vernalis) and the sage (Salvia Nutans) on the great Hungarian plain. A typical Hungarian plant that we like very much is called Blessed Mary's slippers:

 

 

Hungarian forests are rich in deer, wild boar and foxes. Hunting and fishing requires a licence. This fact is quite important bearing in mind that some of our singing birds are in danger of extinction due to hunting tourism and poaching.

There are nine national parks and one natural monument in the country.

 

Typical Hungarian animal species are the Lipicai horse, the Hungarian Grey Cattle, The Racka Sheep and the Mangalicza Pig.

                        1      Grey cattle                                                  2     Racka sheep                                                  3     Mangalicza

 

As we all love dogs, we can be proud of having some ancient Hungarian dog breeds as well, such as the Hungarian deerhound, and two Hungarian shepherd dog breeds, the "Komondor" and the "Puli".

 

                    1     Magyar vizsla                                                  2     Puli                                                  3     Typical Hungarian Dog Breeds

 

 

What kind of nature is typical for your region?

 

We live in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. One fifth of the Hungarian population live here. It means that Budapest is big and crowded with all the problems a modern metropolis has to face nowadays. The city is divided in two parts by the river Danube. There is a picturesque hilly side called Buda, and a busy flat part of the town called Pest. There are several parks in the city which make the city green. The biggest green territory is Margaret Island which can be approached from two bridges on the two sides.

 

Our school is in the city centre, in the 8th district. It is a crowded, dirty place, but many of the houses have recently been restored, so the area is developing. Some city rehabilitation programs have been launched and most of them were successful.

 

 

The voice of which birds and animals can be heard in the morning outside?

 

We can find the typical urban animal species here: pigeons, sparrows, crows and even bats. The lucky ones who live in the outer skirts of the city can listen to the enchanting voices of little singing birds, the most loveable of which is the robin.

 

     1     A robin

                                                                                                                                                                                           2     A robin killed by an opening window in the city

 

 

A really nice video film to have an image of the Hungarian landscape:

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Turcsányi Szabolcs and Tóth Máté

 

 


Answer from IS2

Latvia is a land of  plains with hillocks and river valleys, forests and meadows, fields and  groves, gardens and parks. Together, these features form a unique mosaic that is the landscape of Latvia. It is a haven for the tourist, who loves nature.

Nowhere else in Europe will you find such a large population of the black stork and the lesser-spotted eagle. The density of these rare species is among the largest in Europe. Within 64,589 sq. km of territory, you will find hundreds of wolves and lynxes, 4,000 otters and 100,000beavers.

Latvia is rich in forests which  afford a lot of berries, wild strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and loganberries. The berry-picking season lasts from late June until late September. It is also the time for gathering mushrooms. The most popular mushrooms are the edible boletus, orange cap boletus,

The sea and coastal zone, which stretches 497 kilometres along the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga, is an important part of the Latvian landscape. Sand dunes can be  up to 36 metres.,

4.9% of Latvia's territory consists of open marshes. There are 10 protected insect species and a rare species of snail.

Latvia has over 12,500 rivers that stretch for 38,000 kilometres, as well as 2,256 lakes that are bigger than 1 ha, with a collective area of 1,000 sq. km. Eastern Latvia, where we live, is known as "the Land of the Blue Lakes".

Latvia has a long tradition of nature conservation. At present 8.5% of Latvian natural territories are protected by law. There are 4 state reserves, 3 national parks, 22 nature parks, 211 nature reserves, 6 protected landscape areas, and 1 biosphere reserve. Together, these places make up Latvia's natural heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Answer from IS3

 

 

The nature of Lebanon:  Lebanon has a rich background of natural diversity and a wide range of outdoor activities. With an original landscape consisting of mountains, forests, wildlife, beaches, snow fed rivers, caves, valleys and gorges, Lebanon is becoming more of an outdoor destination where people can visit its natural reserves and practice their ecotourism activities.

The nature of Beirut: Beirut is in many ways an outdoor city. Sun bathing fills the beaches of Beirut from May to October, walking in the parks of the city gives a touch of fresh air, sailing boats fill the harbors, and diving in Beirut is a popular sport. Skiing around Beirut is also available from December to March.

Birds’ sounds: The Dunn's Lark and Moustached Warbler are species present in Lebanon. Their songs are soft and melodious.

The nature of Lebanon:  Lebanon has a rich background of natural diversity and a wide range of outdoor activities. With an original landscape consisting of mountains, forests, wildlife, beaches, snow fed rivers, caves, valleys and gorges, Lebanon is becoming more of an outdoor destination where people can visit its natural reserves and practice their ecotourism activities.

The nature of Beirut: Beirut is in many ways an outdoor city. Sun bathing fills the beaches of Beirut from May to October, walking in the parks of the city gives a touch of fresh air, sailing boats fill the harbors, and diving in Beirut is a popular sport. Skiing around Beirut is also available from December to March.

Birds’ sounds: The Dunn's Lark and Moustached Warbler are species present in Lebanon. Their songs are soft and melodious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Answer from IS4

Questions : 1 What kind of nature is typical for your country? 2   What kind of nature is typical for your district (region)?  3 Voice of which birds, animals can be heard in the morning outside?

 

             Morocco is a country of sparse and unpredictable rainfall, strong sun, high mountains, hot winds from Sahara as well as pollution and ruthless exploitation on nature. The result is a country of extreme shifts in nature zones.              

In the north, there are many green areas, landscapes of sweet hills of agriculture and some few forests. The further south you come the more unreliable rainfalls become, and many araes can be close to uninhabited, even if this is the part of Morocco with most pf the large cities. Down here, rivers is the source of life — even if they only has water through parts of the year. Oued is the name of this type of river, the seasonal river.

 

Along the thousands of kilometers of Atlantic and Mediterranean coast, nature is generous. Discover for example the park at the mouth of the Souss and Massa wadis near Agadir, which form an ideal ecosystem to attract pink flamingoes, cranes and bald ibises… To the south of Sidi Ifni, the sublime white beach extends over 50km of pure beauty.

Even further south, Dakhla Bay hosts the last colony of monk seals in the world. Near the Mediterranean, the magnificent Rif nature reserve at the mouth of the Moulaya is also a paradise for birds.

 

 

As you approach the Atlas mountains, the landscape becomes greener, the air fresher. You will be surprised to be able to ski in winter while on the same day you can take a swim in Marrakech. Further south stands Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert, famous for its Kasbahs and ksour (fortified villages). To the east of the city stretches the Dades valley which ends in the Dades and Todra gorges with their sheer rock faces, after crossing the palm groves of Skoura and the valley of the roses.

                                    

 South of Ouarzazate is the Drâa valley which winds up to M’hamid, the last town before the open desert. You will be enchanted by the wide open spaces. This is the ideal place to find peace and calm, with its oasis which spring forth like mirages in a landscape of loose stones and soaring mountains.

 

 

Chaima Essaidi & Achraf ben Saad  from IS4 Morocco.


Answer from IS5

 

1)

We have several types of land species such as peat, sand landscapes, marine clay, cretaceous lösslandscape

Peat Landscapes

 

Veen Landscapes are found in some places in the west. In most of these places is the major peat excavated for use as fuel (peat). The excavation was done in strips, which is still recognizable in the landscape (strip plots). In some places the peat was well below the surface excavated, so that lakes formed as the Loosdrecht Lakes, the Vinkeveense Lakes, and the Weerribben and Wieden.

               

 

Marine Clay Landscapes

In the north of Zeeland and Noord-Holland, Groningen and Friesland has been a sea clay landscape. In these areas the sea during the Holocene a greater impact than in the marshes of Holland. They consisted of tidal waters, where the sea at high tides flooded the country. Such tidal, comparable with the flow and komgronden backs of the river, pool areas and backs of creeks. The creek ridges are places where the creeks flowed, the subsoil consists of sand or sandy clay here that agriculture is more appropriate than the clay that was deposited in the lake areas. In order to withstand regular flooding, laid the inhabitants of Friesland and Groningen in the medieval villages on mounds where the layers. Later, people also build dikes.

In many places, particularly west of the Netherlands is land reclaimed from the water reclamation. The layout of the polders of the youngest polders is called rational allotment.

            

 

Sand Landscapes

Further from the coast, the landscape changed little during the Holocene. Here lies, like the lateral moraines, the Pleistocene sand is usually at the surface. Large parts of the provinces of Overijssel, Drenthe, Gelderland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg consist of such Pleistocene sandy landscape. The water table is lower there than in the western Netherlands and the land is poorer. Large parts of the sandy landscape were previously known from uncultivated land, free used extensively for livestock grazing, gathering wood or peat stabbing.

                                    

 

 

Cretaceous lösslandscape

In the South Limburg chalk-lösslandschap has been a fertile plateau which is covered with eolian loess from the Weichselian. Under the loess is chalk rock (marl called in Limburg). The Maas at this plateau has been worn by several river terraces. In St-Pierre have been in the marl caves formed by verkarsting.

               

 

 

2 )

From the time of the mining is synonymous with a subdivision into an Eastern and a Western Mine Mining. The hills of Limburg in the southeast is often labeled as Mergelland. Tourism is the region of South Limburg an understanding.

 The most famous parts of the marl are the Plateau of Margraten that is bounded on the north side through the valley of the Geul, and west of the Meuse valley on the other side of St. Peter, the east through the valley of the village Gulpen fly and even more the heights around the southern and Vaalserberg Voerstreek. The area between Vaals and Gulpen in 2005 by the Foundation for Nature and Environment as beautiful countryside of the Netherlands and awarded 5 stars.

 

 

3)

Yes, there are birds singing in our country in the morning. If you walked in nature hear many different types of birds singing. The nightingale is a songbird and makes a beautiful sound and even the Blackbird and lijsterd two beautiful songbirds but you should really go to nature to those voices. In a village or city that you hear not so fast.

       

 

 


Answer from IS6

 

 

 Ukraine is the largest   European state, the second after France.  The village of Dilove (district of Rakhiv) is considered to be the geographical centre of Europe. It occupies a vast territory which is rich in different natural zones. Ukraine stretches from the mountains in the west to the steppes in the east and from the ma rshes in the north to the sea in the south.

Ukraine’s longest river is the Dnipro. It ranks as Europe’s third longest waterway. It divides the country into right- bank and left-bank Ukraine, and flows south to the Black Sea.

Ukraine has picturesque scenery and a temperate continental climate.

               

We live in Kirovograd which is the centre of Kirovograd region. Our region lies in the centre of Ukraine and in the centre of the steppe zone. The region is mainly agricultural and it is proud of its black soils which are among the best in Europe.

Our nature is beautiful in any season. We have gentle sunny springs, wonderful golden long and warm autumn, bright hot summer and frosty snowy winter.

One can see and hear different animals in the morning, it depends on the place: in the country you can hear oxen and you can see a hare or a fox. Both in the country and in town you can hear a nightingale.

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 


Answer from IS7                  

                                                               NATURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

1.

The typical nature of South Africa are the beautiful mountains and animals that are in our country. We have a large variety of different game and nature reserves which include the Kruger National Park and the magnificent Magalies Burg. These game reserves offer a chance for people to observe the animals in their habitats and a variety of plants.

2.

In Gauteng we have the Cradle of Humankind and the Lion and Rhino Park which allow us the opportunity to have a wonderful experience with nature.

3.

We live in the city so most times we don’t get to hear the birds chirping but when we are awakened in the mornings we hear the sounds of the urban vulture also known as the hardy-dar. We also hear the dogs barking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Answer from IS9

 

Hi friends from Ukraine

 We are from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, we received your question and found it rather interesting and this is our response.

 

 

1.       Our country does not have a specific nature. It has a variety of different sites but one thing for sure is that our country is very passionate about protecting our natural environment.

 

 

2.  The area that we live in is quiet, peaceful and within conservation area.

3. When we wake up in the morning we hear the sound of birds chirping and at night at night we hear the sounds of crickets.  

We hope that you are satisfied with our answer and that you have learnt something from it

Kindest Regards

Katlego Lebelwane

Kendra-Leigh Van Wyk

Prinesa Reddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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