Browsing All posts tagged under »conservation«

An OT in Africa

May 7, 2011

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This is a piece I wrote for the old boys magazine of my old school a few months ago. Worth noting how important supporting charities – in any way – can be. I’ve been interested in charitable work from an early age. Fond memories of school fundraising projects and taking part in conservation on Wednesday […]

Panthera tigris tigris et Lynx pardinus

April 1, 2011

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Con·ser·va·tion (noun): Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect I read some great news from the conservation world this week that I thought I’d share with you, albeit slightly later than planned due to failed internet connection on my part! On Monday it was announced that numbers of the Indian tiger in the wild had […]

Le Colonel…

March 30, 2011

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So there’s a guy that we work with called ‘Colonel’ Atamato. Although we tend to just call him by his name. And despite sounding Japanese, he is actually 100% Congolese. He is the conservateur principal of the Upemba National Park (our project) and works for the ICCN (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature), […]

Chimpalicious

March 26, 2011

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I went to visit a chimpanzee sanctuary in Lubumbashi on Wednesday morning with Rob and Alan. The name of the sanctuary is JACK (Jeunes Animaux Confiscés au Katanga – Young Animals Confiscated in the Katanga Province); the owners’ children originally gave the name ‘Jack’ to the first chimpanzee that entered the centre. He unfortunately died […]

Dr Congo, I presume?

March 18, 2011

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Well it turns out I am definitely in the Congo, which is a pretty strange realization. Seems to have hit home quite quickly though, which is lucky. In fact the strangest thing about it is that it really doesn’t feel strange at all. It feels…well…for lack of a better word, normal. Quite homely and comforting […]