Cool Science

4 October is World Animal Day. But what are animals really and why do we have a day to raise awareness for them? You might think it a stupid question to ask what animals are. My time as a conservation educator has shown me that many of us don’t really know what...

Nature Conservation Day

A quick post in honour of World Nature Conservation Day today and World Tiger Day tomorrow. Have you heard about FSC – the Forest Stewardship Council? Purchasing wood and paper products with the FSC logo is such an easy way to make a big impact for saving...

Peace Parks

Ubuntu. I love this philosophy, a gift from many African traditions – that we share this experience of humanity as a collective. It comes with a wonderful sense of connection and belonging to others, but it also implies a great sense of responsibility for how we treat...

The Wellbeing Toolbox

Heading towards mid winter here in the Southern Hemisphere. The days are grey and chilly. The dark comes quickly in the early evening. Thoughts go to comfort and hibernation. The weight of the world can seem closer than usual. Time to unpack the Wellbeing Toolbox....

Activism

Efforts and Actions to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good. Activism We are all familiar with activists. Those wellknown people who use...