October 7, 2017
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South Africa is a very diverse country geographically, thus creating fauna and floral diversity. There are nine different biome zones in South Africa each with very specific characteristics. After spending three months with GVI at Karongwe Private Game Reserve, located on Limpopo, travelling to Umkhumbi Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal was very interesting as there was a

October 5, 2017
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My first week here has been a steep learning curve.  It has been so different to what I have experienced in my first three months in South Africa at Karongwe Private Game Reserve.  Last week I woke up to a house full of twenty-something people at 4:30am to go out on a research drive, this

July 8, 2017
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As you read these lines, be it on your computer, cellphone, or tablet – do you feel like a part of nature? What if I said you should; would you think I’m crazy? We have changed the world we live in drastically. The extent of our impact is greater than for any other species before

July 5, 2017
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It’s Monday morning. The alarm rudely wakes you from your sleep.  You drag yourself from bed. You mentally prepare for the daily grind of school, or work. You question if this is all there is. You wonder how you’ve somehow found yourself in the nine-to-five spiral. Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This is not what you

July 2, 2017
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  What would you draw if I asked such a question, what images first come to mind? Vast expanses of rainforest, an island in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by turquoise waters, a park near your home, or a city buzzing with people during rush hour? I could draw the forest which extends in front of