Cultural Immersion – Local Cuisine & Global Shame

I was extremely dismayed this morning to read an article which highlighted the sad story of  elephants poaching in Thailand. This may not seem big news, poaching for ivory is nothing new but the difference this time; they are being slaughtered for the dinner table. ” Some believe that eating these organs can enhance sexual prowess” Elephants are already on …

Travel Bloggers Give Back – Amur Leopard Conservation

I have been aware of the ‘Travel Bloggers Give Back’ initiative for more than a week now. I was contacted by Bret Love of Green Global Travel about becoming involved; it is a great idea and immediately agreed to provide my own supporting post. The challenge is that there are so many worthwhile causes finding a really exceptional cause is …

The French Pyrénées, Animal Sanctuary – Photo Essay

I have not always been a great fan of zoos, too many of them had a bad track record for looking after the animals in their care. This situation has fortunately changed in recent times, many have become an animal sanctuary with an effective captive breeding programme and some may even become the last refuge of certain endangered species. The Parc …