A Photographic Look Back at Our 2015 Internship As we prepare to welcome a new batch of interns we take a look at a few of the many highlights of our July 2015 internship.
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, passContinue reading “Collaring Elephants: Inside their social circles and movement patterns, we learn how to better protect them”
50 Days to Save the African Rhino Rhino poaching is not a local problem anymore; it is a global issue. Five young people from around the world came to South Africa to work together and make a difference. They had 50 days to raise global awareness and funds to help save the African rhino fromContinue reading “50 Days to Save the African Rhino”
Global March For Elephants & Rhinos strategist and Y4AW founder’s presentation for the Rhino Commission of Inquiry parallax WcMgcq The South African government’s Rhino Commission of Inquiry will be hosting a 3 day stakeholder workshop from the 25th to the 27th of March 2015. During the 3 days they will listen to presentations and alsoContinue reading “Global March For Elephants & Rhinos strategist and Y4AW founder’s presentation for the Rhino Commission of Inquiry”
Is it time to move rhinos to safe havens? The sun began to set during the cool evening, stretching a golden hue over the African sky. I put down my camera to soak in the magnificence that lay before my eyes, a gift from nature. The sunlight reflected against their silhouettes, radiating tones of silverContinue reading “Is it time to move rhinos to safe havens?”
Our First Internship For 2015 Our first internship for 2015 is in full swing. The new interns have settled in well, everyone enjoys living among wildlife and their conservation journey is becoming more personal as their bond with nature grows.
Citizen Carnage: Materialism & Misconceptions Killing Our Wildlife (Video) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM6P4wRTyNc&w=854&h=510] Actress & Environmentalist Kate Bowen plays the role of ‘Citizen Carnage’, a self-centred modern human being leading a materialistic life filled with misconceptions about wildlife, the type of person the world does not need.
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 soContinue reading “Survivors”
The only way to remove the rhino poaching weed is by uprooting it. Growing up in the rural parts of South Africa and helping out in my grandmother’s garden I learned at an early age that the best way to get rid of weeds was to pull them out by the roots. My grandmother beingContinue reading “The only way to remove the rhino poaching weed is by uprooting it.”
Run For Your Life I’m a runner. I try to run everyday for at least 15 minutes. Outside. No treadmills allowed. And I have been a runner for about a year and a half. Well, a relatively regular runner for a year and a half now. When I started, it was just to try andContinue reading “Run For Your Life”