Young South Africans march for a better future by Fortunate M. Phaka
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”
Video: Youth 4 Global Change parallax WcMgcq Can youth of today be a force for change and stop the slaughter of wildlife? Our Y4AW interns highlight successful youth movements in history and challenge youth of today to band together to end the poaching crisis.
Attachment Effects of Poaching I am fascinated by the human psyche. I studied psychology for six years, two of which were from a family systems context during my postgraduate studies. As I delve into the natural world and experience the beauty of wildlife, I have enjoyed learning about the psychological and emotional aspects of animals,Continue reading “Attachment Effects of Poaching”
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?
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”
Rhino and moon are leaving us Having rhinos and the moon in the same sentence sounds like some far-fetched fairy tale that Disney dreamt up. Truth is though; there is a similarity between the two as they are both leaving us albeit due to different reasons. As things currently stand this is a fairy taleContinue reading “Rhino and moon are leaving us”
To Serve and Protect We’ve been at the reserve for just under two weeks now, and the team seems to have established itself as something as a constant. Though various families and groups of friends have come to visit and left again after a few days, we stay and continue working on our projects andContinue reading “To Serve and Protect”
The Matriarch Everyone needs a personal connection to wildlife in order to get involved. Since I was little, I’ve wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of animals: and here, I am sharing with you why I want to make that difference. I could list many reasons why elephants and rhinos are importantContinue reading “The Matriarch”