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Mekong Valley: Wildlife Discoveries


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a large number of species in the Mekong Valley in 2012.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1218-new-species-mekong.html

Article: Rhino Trade Deal Signed


The link below is to an article that reports on a deal between South Africa and Vietnam to reduce the number of illegally killed rhinos.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20670012

Species: 2011 – Massive Number of Newly Discovered Species


The number of new species discovered in 2011 was massive. The following article provides a very interesting report on 2011 and the number of new discoveries made.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/inventory-lists-19232-newly-discovered-species-during-latest-count.html

Wildlife: Adopt an Animal with WWF


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has come up with a novel way to raise funds for animals they are seeking to protect. Supporters are able to adopt an animal from a selection on their website. There are a number of options for adopting animals, including the type of animal you would like to adopt, who you would like to adopt the animal for and what you will receive in consequence of an adoption. This idea may not be a bad idea for a gift perhaps?

For more visit:
http://onlineshop.wwf.org.au/adopt-an-animal.html

 

Earth Day (April 22): Ideas for Earth Day


The following link is to a page that has a number of ideas and projects on how to celebrate Earth Day, raise awareness on environmental issues and how to take action.

For more visit:
http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2011

THINKING ABOUT MY NEXT TRIP


It has been quite some time since my last holiday. I expect I can do a day trip or two before my next holiday. However, it is time to start planning a more substantial holiday. I need to do this in order to get myself motivated and to have something to work towards. My holidays have always been better when I have planned ahead for them.

So, step number one is to come up with a destination or perhaps a route. I need a planned itinerary, a place to go or some plan for my holiday. So that is the first step.