Category Archives: Conservation

Save the Serengeti: Choose an Alternate Route & Local Development

The Serengeti Watch have launched a new online petition.

It asks the government of Tanzania to accept support for an alternate southern route, and also to accept the offer by the German government to develop roads for local communities.

Lend your support to help conserve this incredibly valuable part if our planet, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Rhinos Rule

The most amazing animal still to walk our planet, the Rhino. A true privilege to experience. They don’t see too well and are incredibly vulnerable. Cutting off their magnificent horns is one way to prevent them from falling victim to a peculiarly misguided set of people, who believe them to hold the key to many of our ailments and desires – from improving fertility to providing dagger handles that demand respect. Human appetite is responsible for the demise of the Rhino – we can also ensure their survival.
Support Save the Rhino’s work.
Save the Rhino

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How it all began

November 2003: Lying around at home, waiting for my knee to recover following an op, I got the idea of going out to Tanzania as a volunteer, rather than waiting around in Switzerland on what appeared to be a rather fruitless search for teaching jobs. My logic being that, once there, I’ll be able to gather experience, acclimatise and bother lots of people for a long-term job.

May – October 2003: I spent the nights and weekends of one of the most fabulously sunny, hot Summers ever experienced in Switzerland with my head stuck in books and glazing over in front of my computer, studying for CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) along with 11 other wonderful, persistent women.

January 2002: It all began with by taking part in Earthwatch’s “Black Rhinos of Kenya” project … I came home with “le virus africaine”.

My partner on the trip was Edith – a great gal from the States and, being a teacher, responsible for putting the idea of training to be an EFL teacher (English as a Foreign Language) into my head.

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