Shark cage diving

The great power of Great Whites

As my time on exchange in Australia is drawing to a close, there’s one more animal I’d really like to mention, which has a huge presence in Western Australia as well as in South Africa. The great white shark. Last year (August-November time) there were, sadly, 3 fatal shark attacks in Perth involving, firstly a…

gazelle at shamwari

Population monitoring and conservation

Carrying on my, what seems to have become a continuing theme, of comparing my volunteering experiences in Australia to those I partook in whilst in South Africa,  today’s blog (and I apologise  as again times seems to  have slipped away from me and it has been a while since I last blogged) is about counting…

Holding koalas can be upsetting and disruptive for them

Conservation vs. Tourism

Tourism. This is where my mind has wandered to this week. Now, it’s a big debate as to whether tourism helps or hinders wildlife conservation and whilst there’s no doubting that tourism sparks interest in causes, and allows for the education of the masses, it is also evident that it can cause harm too. The…