Let’s Demand China Reverses Ban in Use of Rhino Horn and Tiger Bones

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  On 29th October 2018 it was announced that China will reverse the 25 year ban in the use of rhino horn and tiger bones from captive animals for scientific, medical and cultural use. Many of my friends expressed their … Continued

School Visit – Castlecrag Montessori – The POWEs

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School visit fun 🙂 What a lovely morning I’ve just spent at the Castlecrag Montessori pre-school. Such a sweet little school. I love how excited little children get when a visitor comes to school. They all rush up to tell … Continued

#RainforestDay

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It’s #RainforestDay . . . Tropical rainforests are home to about 80% of the world’s known species even though they cover just 6% of the earth’s land surface. All forests help fight climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and converting … Continued

Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit

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I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying podcasting! 😀 My latest podcast show was an interview with a group of sheros I have long admired. These ladies are bad ass and I love them. I’m talking about the … Continued

School Visit Sydney – Killarney – The POWEs

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I had a wonderful day yesterday, visiting a lovely little community-based preschool in Mosman. Killarney school is in a converted house on a tree-lined residential street. I loved it. I arrived a little early and walked in on the children … Continued

Podcast Channel TWIG.fm

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Last month I launched a podcast (Wilderkids), which is a totally new and exciting adventure for me. Already I’ve spoken to such interesting people and I have so many more fantastic interviews lined up. It feels like a very exciting … Continued

Podcasting – Introducing Wilderkids

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I’ve embarked on a new podcasting adventure . . . A few months back I met a fabulous woman who interviewed me for her environmental heroes podcast. We immediately hit it off, as you do when you meet someone from … Continued

Falling In Love With A Black Rhino Calf

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I was lucky enough to meet this beautiful 2 month old black rhino calf the other day at Taronga Western Plains in Dubbo, NSW, Australia. The Taronga Conservation Society is involved in the International Rhinoceros Foundation’s bid to save black … Continued

Saving Elephants with Askari

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I had a fantastic evening last night saving elephants! As part of Animal Works I was helping to raise funds for the The Askari Project. The Askari Project were hosting a fundraiser event in Sydney to raise awareness about the … Continued

Sabai The Elephant

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Yesterday was my most favourite day ever ever ever! I got to meet a 6 week old Asian elephant calf called Sabai. Not only did I get to meet him but he wrapped his trunk around my neck and chewed … Continued

School Visit Sydney – Balgowlah

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This week I was invited to visit Balgowlah North Public School. I had such a brilliant time with these impassioned kids. They have been studying sustainability this term and knew all about endangered species and the problems our planet is … Continued

Ivory Trade Ban (Cracking Down on Illegal Ivory)

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Every year in Africa between 30,000-40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory. In 1900 there were 10 million, in 1979 there were 3 million, in 1989 there were 800,000 and now there are only 400,000 elephants left. It doesn’t taken … Continued

Australia Book Week

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I was lucky to be part of Australia Book Week at two primary schools in Sydney this year – Waverley Public School and Maroubra Bay Public School. The day I visited Waverley they were dressed up as characters from their … Continued

School Visit Drawing Class

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During one of my recent school visits in the UK, to Peppard Primary School, I did some drawing with the children – how to draw facial expressions. Due to popular request, we also covered how to draw plats. I’d like … Continued

Children’s Poem About Poaching

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The inspiration behind the creation of the POWEs series is to save endangered wildlife and to instil in children a love for wildlife and wild places. I firmly believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow … Continued

School Visit Children’s Artwork

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  Following on from my recent amazing school visit tour, I received this lovely note from one of the schools. It is so fantastic to think that I might have inspired some children to be authors or illustrators themselves one … Continued

UK School Visit Book Tour

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July was a fantastically busy time for the POWEs. I returned to the UK, to undertake a series of school visits at local primary schools in my old home town of Henley. I had so much fun!   I got … Continued

News From The Field

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When you buy a copy of The POWEs And The Disappearing Tusks you are supporting these 3 fantastic charities. 20% of the profits from each book goes to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery, The Rhino Orphanage and Tusk. The Lilayi Elephant … Continued

The Books Have Arrived!

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The consignment of The POWEs And The Disappearing Tusks has finally arrived from the printers! EXCITED! To actually be holding my book in hands feels amazing, even though I am now tripping over several boxes in order to be able … Continued

Happy World Wildlife Day 2016!

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On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim the 3rd March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN … Continued

2016 The Year of the Elephant!

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WildAid are running a campaign. A campaign to make 2016 the year of the elephant! The year the ivory trade stops! The year more elephants are born than killed by poachers! But it can only be the year of the … Continued

Toad Patrol

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This time last year I was a toader! I was deep in mud in the Oxfordshire countryside preparing for the arrival of some very special little creatures. Each year as Spring starts to bring warmer temperatures amphibians are drawn out … Continued

Island Elephant Rescue!

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The Lilayi Elephant Nursery has welcomed the latest orphan to their herd of babies. On the tiny island of Hulungwe in the Lower Zambezi in Zambia, a malnourished dehydrated male calf was found lost and alone by staff at the … Continued

Sir Richard Branson – Rhino Poaching Campaign

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  Sir Richard Branson is fronting the Wild Aid campaign to stop rhino poaching. It aims to show how rhino horn can’t positively have any medicinal benefit to humans. The campaign poster shows Richard Branson chewing his finger nails stating … Continued

Almost There!

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The proofs of The POWEs And The Disappearing Tusks have arrived from the printers! Looking good. Now it won’t be long until I hold the book in my hands ready to release it into the world. A super exciting moment … Continued