I have been interested and fascinated by nature since an early age. I loved playing outdoors rather than playing on the computer. I believe my love and passion for the natural world started because my family and I would go to a game reserve, normally the Kruger National Park at least once or twice a year. I loved trying to spot all the different animals and learn their names, however the best was lying in bed at night listening to all the different calls of the animals especially the lions and hyenas. I am a big fan of Sir David Attenborough and have watched most if not all of his documentaries. Enough about me now though, if you would like to know more just click on the about me page.
In a world dominated by humans, nature conservation is becoming more and more important. Deforestation, climate change, over fishing, poaching of endangered species, hybridization and environmental destruction are only some of the problems facing the natural world. You may be thinking at this moment that this blog is going to be all doom and gloom however, this blogs’ intention is looking at solutions in a practical way and live harmoniously within our environment. It is about bringing awareness and education. Saying this, there’s no way of sugar coating for instance, the fact that the sea is being overfished leading to many marine bird species declining. I will be dealing with conservation success stories as well such as the ban of ivory trade in China.
I will be including a photography section on the blog where I will be putting pictures of not only animals and birds etc but also the impacts and threats to the natural environment. The pictures with the watermark showing (Exploring Conservation) on it are my personal photos which I will include in my posts. Photos without this watermark on it will be from other referenced sources.
So follow my weekly posts as we journey across the world looking at different conservation topics and issues.