Latest Entries
Banking on sustainability

Banking on sustainability

Sustainable development is a term that is not easy to define or interpret. For this reason sustainability is also a vague concept. At one extreme you have weak sustainability which allows for a trade-off between the environment and economic growth. At the other extreme there is strong sustainability which advocates for natural stocks to remain … Continue reading

NC Zoo to burn nearly $1M worth of ivory, horns to raise awareness of plight of elephants, rhinos

NC Zoo to burn nearly $1M worth of ivory, horns to raise awareness of plight of elephants, rhinos

Originally posted on myfox8.com:
[ooyala code="MwYWRqbzrZ1YsouZSDuF-Z2MK-cUJrnV" player_id="d8f58704137d45e392883052ae837773"] ASHEBORO, N.C. — The illegal sale of ivory and rhino horn threatens the survival of both elephants and rhinos. The North Carolina Zoo is planning a dramatic event to raise public awareness about the problem. As part of the celebration of International Elephant Day on Aug. 12,…

Letter to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Young African Leaders Initiative U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit 2014Africanleaderssummitpolicyoffice@state.gov 04 August 2014 I am writing as a concerned member of the South African youth, an environmental management graduate & one of Africa’s future leaders in the field of conservation. Firstly I would like to commend the U.S. government for reaching out to so many … Continue reading

Survivors

Survivors

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong in the broken places.” -Ernest Hemmingway I’m familiar with the concept of trauma. In fact, I know it intimately – I have had more than my fair share. But trauma is not a problem unique to my experience. In some cases, people are traumatized so badly … Continue reading

“Wild” Dogs

In 2005, on my first trip with my family to South Africa, I saw a pack of wild dogs and they immediately became my favourite African animal (elephants being a very close second). As our landrover was slowing down to find potential thirsty animals at a watering hole, an impala shot out of the tall … Continue reading