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African Lions are in Trouble

African Lions are in Trouble

African Lions are in trouble, and you may be as surprised as I was to learn one of the biggest reasons why. If you’ve heard the recent news about Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most iconic and well-loved lion, you may be able to take an educated guess as to what one of the biggest threats to Africa’s...
Hummingbird's Gift for You

Hummingbird’s Gift for You

If you’ve been noticing hummingbirds around you lately, consider it a gift. In his book Animal Speak, Ted Andrews says hummingbirds bring joy to whomever they encounter. “They come to remind us to love life.” Hummingbirds are the tiniest of all birds. Their eight and a half centimeter long bodies weigh only slightly more than...
Glimpse into Jane Goodall’s Gombe

Glimpse into Jane Goodall’s Gombe

Exactly fifty-five years ago this month (on July 14th) twenty-six year old Jane Goodall and her mother Vanne arrived on the sandy shores of Gombe Stream National Park to conduct (under the direction of Dr. Louis Leakey) ground breaking behavioral research on chimpanzees. Jane’s patience, tenacity, and love for animals as well as her unconventional...
Facts debunk common beliefs about Rhino Poaching

Facts debunk common beliefs about Rhino Poaching

Rhino poaching is at an all-time high.  At one point, hundreds of thousands of black and white rhinos roamed the African continent, but now numbers for both species are estimated to be less than 25,000.  Over the last few years poaching has erased decades of gains in African rhino conservation efforts, and put rhinos on...
Saving Wildlife the Easy Way

Saving Wildlife the Easy Way

If you are interested in Saving Wildlife and you shop on Amazon, you will love this. This is so easy. So transformative. And so appreciated.   Some of you are already doing this but my goal is to get all of you to help save wildlife using this method. TOGETHER we can make a HUGE...
Saving Rhinos: the Good and the Sad

Saving Rhinos: the Good and the Sad

Despite the millions of dollars and worldwide efforts to stop poaching on wild rhinos, their numbers continue to decline, last year reaching a tipping point in South Africa (the country with the largest number of rhinos). “That’s the point when rhinos are poached faster than they can breed, ” explains conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert who...
Your First Safari

Your First Safari

They say you never forget your first time. That’s certainly true for me. My first safari happened in 1985 in Namibia’s Etosha National Park.  My South African boyfriend, Tony, and I had spent the day driving through the park. I saw my first lions, wild dogs, elephant, wart hogs, zebra, hyena. I was beyond excited. Little...
“Trees are Like Mothers,” says Meg Lowman

“Trees are Like Mothers,” says Meg Lowman

Trees surrounding churches in Northern Ethiopia have been guarded for 1,500 years while the surrounding forests have been stripped bare. Shinto shrines protect ancient tree forests in Japan, the Buddha is said to have meditated for years beneath a bodhi tree, and the yew tree is believed to protect those who shelter beneath it. What...
Featuring Jackson Hole Wildlife

Featuring Jackson Hole Wildlife

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is cradled by the National Park lands of Teton and Yellowstone on one side, and Bridger, and the Wind River Range on the other. Having more contiguous protected land than any other area in the U.S.A. gives Jackson Hole’s wildlife plenty of room to roam and thrive. So, when I need a...
The Easiest Health Tip You've Never Heard Of

The Easiest Health Tip You’ve Never Heard Of

The health benefits from ‘earthing’ are so simple you may discard the idea at first. But don’t, because the simplest things are often the best. What I am going to tell you about is something the Bushmen in Africa have done for years. In fact most indigenous cultures around the world do this naturally.    Nature Cures We...
Dereck and Beverly Joubert- A Love Story

Dereck and Beverly Joubert- A Love Story

Seconds after meeting conservationist extraordinaire Beverly Joubert for the first time, she holds my hand as if we are BFF’s. I found her to be generous, kind, warm and attentive -someone I would want as a best friend forever. She is also, surprising because of her petite and feminine characteristics, a woman who has no...
6 Ways to Help Bees Do Their Job

6 Ways to Help Bees Do Their Job

Every year around this time, billions of commercially managed honey bees from around the United States are stacked inside semi-trailers headed for California. Specifically, the bees are being trucked to a 600-mile stretch of trees in the Central Valley that produces 80% of the world’s almonds (about 2 billion pounds in a good year). The...