Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2011’

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Friday Photo: Cheetah


Cheetah are not doing well. Everyone knows about their fabled speed and agility, but few realise quite how fragile they are. Many of us have seen them in zoo’s..

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Empty Quarter Expedition: Kit


An expedition doesn’t start in the field. It begins months (probably years) before with hushed conversations, excitable research and lists, lists, lists..

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I’ve decided to start sending out a newsletter, with monthly updates from this site and the projects I’m working on..

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Friday Photo: Blue Wildebeest


Yesterday, for the first time in two months, I woke up in frosty England, a world away from Africa. Having grown up in the urban wilderness of North Essex..

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The Empty Quarter Expedition: History


The Sultanate of Oman is a unique land in the Arabian Peninsula, home to mankind for millennia. Despite Oman’s largely arid and formidable terrain, it is home to..

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12 Things I’ll miss about South Africa


My time in South Africa is rapidly drawing to a close, tomorrow I fly home to a chilly but festive England. Here’s 12 things I’ll miss about the rainbow nation..

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Friday Photo: Rhino Monitoring


It was a Tuesday, the day after I wrote about That Monday morning feeling, and we left early to check our small mammal traps. En route we came across this male White Rhino..

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A Micro Adventure

Getting from A to B has never been easier, faster or lazier. There’s an awful lot of positives to that, but one niggling little flaw is all the places you miss on the way..

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Friday Photo: Speaking at a school in South Africa


As part of the work on UmPhafa Reserve we work with local schools and the community. Recently, I was able to visit the school in Colenso..

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On Fences: A uniquely South African approach to conservation

I dream of wide open spaces, the wild places. Africa, I had imagined, would have more than it’s fair share of these..

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10,000 hits and that Monday morning feeling


It’s a Monday morning and I’ve got that all too infrequent Monday morning feeling; excitement..

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Friday Photo: African Plains


A lone tree stands simply on the plains.

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