World Wildlife Day; A polar bear in the autumnal colours of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada Iain Mallory_worldwildlifedayMG_3795

Celebrating World Wildlife Day – Photo Essay

This is a belated post, the United Nations official World Wildlife Day was celebrated yesterday, and I am disappointed that time and commitments conspired against publishing before now. However, with slightly more time to think, we should celebrate wildlife, care about wildlife, want to conserve wildlife every day. So maybe this is a belated post, relevant whether it’s an officially …

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Kigali Genocide Memorial; Rwanda

The entrance to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre appears a quite non-descript building, belying the powerful story held within the grey, almost porta cabin walls of the centre. The basic details of the genocide are probably well known to many, but watching the videos, hearing the testimonies of survivors and reading the graphic, harrowing narratives bring the story home in a …

Malala Day – The Girl who grew up to become an Icon

Today is Malala Day and possibly the most courageous and inspirational 16 year old ever, will celebrate her birthday by addressing the United Nations General Assembly. She will draw attention to a global education crisis, on a day that her attackers had never intended her to see. Malala Yousafzai’s story should be familiar to all. The young Pakistani activist was …

Sustainable Travel – Here for the Long Term?

Accessibility of air travel Sustainable travel is one of the fashionable terms being bandied about at the moment. Eco-tourism, green travel and reducing carbon-footprints are some of the current ‘buzz’ words of the travel industry. Airlines are offering carbon offsetting programmes where paying a little more for the flight means that ‘green’ initiatives will be invested in. There is some …