Learners and Leaders in South Africa

In the poorer and less affluent areas in South Africa, the drop-out rate of learners is quite high, and unfortunately rising. Now, with the rising cost of living and the increasing impact of the global economic crisis, families are struggling more and more to make...

It was the night before the Obama Inauguration…

…and I’m in DC to attend a gala event sponsored by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. We arrive in DC 2 hours before the event. Wearing jeans and walking shoes and anxious to get out and walk the National Mall, I store my black-tie clothes...

A Dramatic Rise in Rhino Poaching in South Africa…

…with reports for 2008 ranging from 71 to100 illegal killings.  Having just concluded a series of meetings with senior political, scientific and conservation experts during the last two weeks, I can sadly but confidently confirm that the number of rhinos poached...

No Respite for the Olive Ridley Turtles

The Orissa coast is once again dotted with carcasses of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. It’s a horrific sight. The spectre of death commenced about a week back and there have thousands of which have been washed ashore after being killed by mechanized...
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