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.
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 Cost of Cub Petting Every year, thousands of tourists get caught in the trap that is cub petting. Captivated by the baby lions, tourists readily throw money at lion farms for the chance to get a photo and play with the cute and cooperative cubs. Even celebrities have been drawn in to the practice.Continue reading “The Cost of Cub Petting”
Rhino Commission of Inquiry Presentations parallax WcMgcq The founder of Youth 4 African Wildlife, Dex Kotze, and one of our former interns, Fortunate M. Phaka, along with others involved in rhino conservation efforts recently made presentations to the South African government’s rhino committee of inquiry concerning possible ways to solve the poaching crisis. The committeeContinue reading “Rhino Commission of Inquiry Presentations”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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”