South Georgia: Rat Fight


The link below is to an article that reports on the fight against rats on South Georgia island in the Atlantic Ocean.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130729-rats-islands-invasive-species-animals-environment/

Arctic: Catastrophic Methane Release Coming


The link below is to an article reporting on the possible release of massive volumes of methane when the permafrost of the Arctic melts due to climate change and global warming.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/new-report-finds-arctic-ice-melt-could-cost-70-trillion/

Asia: Cashmere Trade Threatening Wildlife with Extinction


The link below is to an article reporting on the threat to wildlife in Asia posed by the cashmere trade, which is displacing native wildlife.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0725-gen-cashmere.html

Hello Macpac!


Lotsafreshair

Who doesn’t love outdoor gear, eh? Until social media came along, I didn’t know that anything could be more addictive, time consuming (or dangerous to the credit card!) than wandering through an outdoors store.

Since falling in love with wild places I’ve accumulated quite a bit of stuff, but when I was just getting started, I was simply looking for advice to get through the gopple-de-gook of retail shop assistants desire to get a sale. I just needed good stuff that was tough enough to handle the Aussie bush and wasn’t going to break the bank.

On the advice of much more experienced people than me, my first purchase was a backpack from Macpac, and I haven’t looked back. In fact, I now own three of them and they’ve all got adventures and stories to tell.

MacpacLogo_WebTherefore, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve been appointed one of Macpac’s ambassadors

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Australia: Western Australia – Great Kimberley Marine Park


The link below is to an article that reports on the new Great Kimberley Marine Park in Western Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/new-kimberley-marine-park-to-rival-gbr.htm