Cuba

3 Bio-Diverse Hotspots

3 Bio-Diverse Hotspots A bio-diverse hotspot is a region meeting two strict criteria: it must contain at least 1500 endemic (not found anywhere else) plant species and it has to have lost at least 70% of its primary vegetation. There are 35 bio-diverse hotspots across the globe that cover just over 2% of the Earth but support…

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Top 10 Wildlife Experiences

Top 10 Wildlife Experiences 1. Great Migration Known as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Africa’s Great Migration is a never-ending pilgrimage for over a million animals in East Africa.  From Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park over a million animals, from wildebeest to zebra as well as gazelle, all make the…

Tanzania Research Trip

Guest Writer:  Allison is a zoo blogger for Zoo Critic. I’ve always dreamed of going on safari, so when the opportunity arose to go to Tanzania for my university research trip abroad I took it. My project was focused on the aggressive interactions between hippopotamus and crocodiles. I was excited, my family was apprehensive as I…

Namibia

Volunteer With EHRA: Elephant – Human Relations Aid

EHRA:  Elephant – Human Relations Aid is an organization that runs elephant conservation and volunteer projects in Namibia, Africa.  “EHRA aims to find long-term sustainable solutions to the ever-growing problem of facilitating the peaceful co-habitation between the subsistence farmers, community members and the desert adapted elephants.” ~ excerpt from site Guest Writer:  Janet Gilmour is…

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.” ~ David Attenborough This past weekend I had the fabulous idea to visit a local art centre with…