I'm posting this here as I am fed up of rewriting it on separate posts on conservation and other sites and so I can link back to it with ease where needed as I comment a lot on conservation and marine and cultural conservation issues (except pangolins).
I actually suggested the regulated sale of confiscated ivories (to fund ongoing conservation efforts, a DNA database and enhanced security of elephants and rhino and customs etc) before they decided to reprise Leakey's old
Well Gran Gran,
Happy Birthday old trout, wish you were here or we were still there while you were well enough to enjoy life. Wish I could throw you another party. Thank you for your confidence and all the times you nagged me to eat well and to give up smoking. You (and the Doctor in Malindi) will be pleased to hear that I took his advice and it is now thirteen years since I quit. My dedication to quitting has, as it turns out, outlasted my marriage. But we do have a wond
Periodically I get a load of nonsense online about not having lived and worked in Kenya, not working legally, not being qualified as a journalist etc. This post is to counter some of that I will add a few more when I get time. #VictoriaLuckie #VictoriaQuinHarkin #AlexCabrini #MadMonkeyz #CityUniversity #NewsAfrica #ChildSoldiers #HagueAppealForPeaceConference #DailyNation #TheDailyExpress #IDGMedia #Informa #Kenya #Egypt #Uganda
I used to be a Database Manager for IDG Media (the World's largest IT publisher) in the mid 90's. I was a journalist and photojournalist working in Kenya and internationally from the mid-late '90s. I have an MA in International Journalism from London's City University and did my dissertation on reporting in Africa and the use of statistics. It was called "Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics".
I have been arguing this for many, many years and have screenshots of much of it. I p