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Listening Comprehension - Comprensión Auditiva

Cómo realizar este ejercicio de comprensión auditiva

- Siempre encontrarás una pequeña introducción, que puede ayudarte a comprender el tema tratado.

- En los textos presentados se han ocultado algunas palabras, que deberás escribir en los casilleros correspondientes. A medida que lees el texto, escucha el audio con atención para descubrir dichas palabras.

- Quizás puedes deducir las palabras sin necesidad de escuchar el audio. Pero, pon atención al audio para confirmar si realmente se trata de la respuesta correcta.

- Puedes escuchar el audio cuantas veces sea necesario. Pero es recomendable hacerlo solamente dos veces (o tres veces como máximo) ya que esa es la forma en que normalmente se realizan estos ejercicios en exámenes y pruebas internacionales.

- Comprueba tus aciertos pulsando el botón "Corregir". Si no has podido completar todas las palabras, pulsa el botón "Solución" para ver cuáles eran las que te faltaban.

Pesticides Blamed for Killing Wildlife in Kenya
Topic: Wildlife conservationists in Kenya say that a toxic agricultural pesticide, increasingly used by nomadic people to poison animals threatening their herds, is decimating the country's diverse wildlife population and possibly affecting human health. As VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from Nairobi, the conservationists are urging the Kenyan government to stop the sale and use of the chemical before it destroys the country's delicate eco-system. Transcript of radio broadcast. Source: VOA

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Several cases of deliberate of animals using carbofuran pesticide have been reported in recent years in various parts of Kenya, especially in areas where the animals are increasingly competing for living space and territory with humans. But wildlife conservationists became particularly alarmed earlier this month when wildlife officials in the world-famous Masai Mara National Park discovered five dead , which died after grazing on vegetation containing traces of carbofuran.

The hippo also led to the discovery of four lions suffering from acute paralysis. The lions had fed on one of the dead hippos and test results later showed trace amounts of carbofuran in the lions' .

The former head of the government-run Kenya Wildlife Service, Richard Leakey, who now runs a local wildlife charity called Wildlifedirect.org, says it is not clear how carbofuran made its way into the park's .

But he says nomadic people living near the Masai Mara may have used the chemical to poison predators, not knowing that killing animals with carbofuran often to secondary poisonings that have the potential to entire wildlife populations.

"A small on meat will kill lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, vulture, and it is a much bigger problem than the conservancy," said Leakey. "A lot of the nomadic people, who are fed up with the constant harassment of their [live]stock and the predation they are suffering from, have learned to use carbofuran."

"To an extent, it is a reflection of the fact that wildlife-human conflict has grown in intensity and the Kenya wildlife authority is simply not up to giving the assistance people are looking for by removing animals through . As a consequence, and pastoralists have just taken the law into their own hands and said, 'Well, if you will not remove the lions, we will kill them," he added.

Sold in Kenya under the brand name of Furadan, carbofuran is popular with farmers not only because it is an effective pesticide, but because it is and available in many stores throughout the country.

Leakey says one recent study confirmed that fishermen in Lake Victoria in western Kenya have begun using carbofuran to catch fish, raising serious questions about the health that carbofuran-contaminated food poses to people.

Exposure to the chemical can cause , dizziness, confusion and in high doses, respiratory paralysis and death. The European Union has already banned the sale and distribution of carbofuran and in January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined that products containing carbofuran can cause adverse on humans and the environment.

Conservation groups in Kenya have called for an immediate ban on the sale, distribution and the importation of the chemical. But Kenya's Pest Control and Products Board say it is still not convinced that carbofuran a danger to humans and wildlife.

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