Archive for April 2015 | Monthly archive page
Rhino Poaching in Southern Africa in the last few years has escalated completely out of control.
During the eight years from 2000 to 2007, a total 106 rhinos were shot and killed for their horns in South Africa, with a high of 25 in 2002. In 2008 this rose to 83, 122 in 2009, and 333 in 2010.
2011 and 2012 saw a continued rise to 448 and 668 respectively. The numbers then jumped to 1004 in 2013 and in 2014 over 1214 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. That is one rhino every eight hours. // read more >
As I sit back in Vancouver reflecting on our Rwanda trek, Botswana safari and Victoria Falls adventure with Michael, I pinch myself as I can hardly believe that it was real. It was the adventure of a lifetime and Michael had everything to do with that. From his contacts in Africa who arranged the travel and logistics, to his outfitters and the staff who saw to our creature comforts and physical needs, our trip was outstanding.
And then there was the guiding and tracking. Michael’s expertise, skill and knowledge were evident from the beginning and his genuine enthusiasm and love for the animals and birds we encountered was contagious. We saw and learned so much and best of all, it was fun, fun, fun.