Plastic Pollution of our Oceans

Oceans are the lifeblood of the earth and of humankind. The marine environments have historically been a source of awe, food, transport and recreation for humankind. However through our fishing efficiency, our blasé attitudes regarding the ocean as our dumping grounds, and humankind’s unfortunate ideology that the environment was created for our use and disposal, … Continue reading Plastic Pollution of our Oceans

Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?

Early Saturday morning I was scrolling through South African newspapers keeping up to date with the news of a country I adore so much, when I stumbled upon a piece that caught me sobbing uncontrollably.  The SAPeople article titled Stoop: Should Rhino Horn have been Auctioned in Australia? begs the question whether a controversial commodity … Continue reading Should Rhino Horn be auctioned in Australia?

“It’s too hard” is never an excuse when an animal’s life is at stake

What was supposed to be a routine final sunset in Myanmar turned into a desperate mission to save a life. U Bein bridge near Mandalay, Myanmar is a romantic, photogenic and very crowded wooden bridge 1.2km long, stretching over the Taungthaman Lake.  That was the spot I was planning to enjoy sunset.  That was also the … Continue reading “It’s too hard” is never an excuse when an animal’s life is at stake

The World’s most luxurious coffee is a load of crap (literally)

Imagine you are sitting down to a nice cup of hot, dark coffee.  The steam is filling your nose with bittersweet aromas – your mouth is watering, you cannot wait to taste it. What if I told you that coffee passed through the digestive system of an animal, the excretion removed, the beans roasted and … Continue reading The World’s most luxurious coffee is a load of crap (literally)

Rhinoceros – The Real Life Unicorn

Rhinoceros are a group of extant species of herbivorous, odd-toed ungulates.  The Rhinoceros are one of the last remaining of the Earth's megafauna.  The word Rhinoceros originates from Greek, Rhino meaning nose and Ceros meaning horn, thus nosehorn, thus are the Planet's real-life unicorns! Regrettably however, all five species of Rhinoceros are in danger of extinction within the … Continue reading Rhinoceros – The Real Life Unicorn