#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

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

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

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

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