Much of the work that goes into conservation awareness has to do with educating the youth of tomorrow. Doing so allows for those future conservation heroes that we are very much in need of to have a proper base to stand on for their future endeavors. In the few weeks spent working with Youth 4
I am Cecil. I am Africa. I am a lion. I battle to grasp man’s relentless exploitation and injury to this beautiful world, the manipulation over centuries, with no end in sight. I have to ask, probe, and dissect; yet I fail to understand. Man cannot change his past, but he can shape his future.
Conservation; “The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water” The intentions of conservation look good on paper, but we must ask ourselves if conservation is becoming more neoliberal in an ever increasing capitalist world. Let us look at the methods of philanthropy as a way
By Olivia Goldring (Y4AW 2015 intern) It’s so hard to attract a person’s attention. It is even harder to make a person care. Ask ad agencies trying to market their newest product or even your friend whose eyes are glued to his smart phone at dinner. People have their own jobs and kids and problems
Poaching has become a pandemic in Africa. Across the continent, many animals are killed or removed from their home environment mainly due to human greed. Endangered animals’ numbers are dwindling, and conservation groups around the world are focusing on how best to save these beautiful creatures from undeniable decline. However, with all this focus on
Collaring Elephants: Inside their social circles and movement patterns, we learn how to better protect them
written by Victoria Baldwin, Y4AW intern of July, 2015 It takes twenty-six of my hands to palm the girth of an average elephant collar. Harnessing an animal that size isn’t tangible until you hold the leather and buckles, pass the weight between your arms. Nothing about it feels right, clasping something around a neck that
This short video shows a typical day in the bush with Youth4AfricanWildlife.
After spending several weeks in the bush, I have become more and more aware of how unappreciated gnus, or “wildebeests” are. Everyone calls them dumb and ugly, and safari vehicles do not bother to stop for pictures. So what is with all the hate? Is it just because they are so common? I find them
On safari in South Africa, I was able to witness firsthand several elephants in their natural habitat playing by a watering hole. Sitting there, I was overwhelmed by their presence; they had a certain air about them, an overpowering calmness that radiated towards our Jeep. I watched as one of the elephants gazed at his
Interview with Jamie Joseph, founder of savingthewild.com – empowering Global Citizens to be a force for good.