Botswana’s Future Conservation Heroes by Darian Hall & Fortunate M. Phaka We had the honour of being hosted by Limpopo-Lipadi nature reserve at their research house for 6 nights during July 2016. The main purpose of our visit was to join the reserve’s conservation education program as educators to 5 learners that were also affordedContinue reading “Botswana’s Future Conservation Heroes”
What the world thinks I do. What family thinks I do. What I really do; I’m a conservationist. Written by: Fortunate M. Phaka What the world thinks I do.
The Southern African Drought and Its Flood of Dilemmas The recent Southern African drought is considered one of the worst the region has ever experienced. Besides accelerated climate change there are other factors that contribute to worsening the effects of this particular drought. Some of these include water infrastructure that does not keep up withContinue reading “The Southern African Drought and Its Flood of Dilemmas”
Young South Africans march for a better future by Fortunate M. Phaka
What if the key to making people more conscious of the environmental consequences of their actions rests in the wording used when referring to these environmental issues?
Rhino horns of a trade dilemma: A summary of the anti- & pro-trade arguments It is always good to hear both sides of the story and it is also fair to both parties involved. There’s currently a debate raging on about whether or not legalising trade in horn will be a good move in theContinue reading “Rhino horns of a trade dilemma: A summary of the anti- & pro-trade arguments”
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.
Conservation is never a black & white issue Conservation is rarely a black or white issue; not only from a racial perspective but from ethical and economic viewpoints as well. Conservation has one ultimate goal but people justify their involvement in conservation in many different ways. You get people that conserve wildlife solely for itsContinue reading “Conservation is never a black & white issue”
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 naturalContinue reading “Banking on sustainability”
Civilization not so civilized The weeks spent working on conservation at ground level flew by like hours. The time to leave the veldt and head back to the big bad city had come. A few minutes following my return to civilization I noticed my breathing patterns were slightly different and a throbbing headache was startingContinue reading “Civilization not so civilized”