Not many of us devote enough time to reducing our plastic footprint, perhaps because most of us aren't aware of the impact our discarded plastics have on the environment, and in particular, the ocean. As humans, we use over 300 million tons of new plastic every year, half of which we use only once. Eight million tons of this plastic waste ends up in the ocean.
For 2018, estimates show that[…]
If you're hoping to join us in 2021, we have wonderful news for you! On the evening of November 11th, President Ramaphosa announced that South Africa’s borders will soon reopen to all international travel. This comes as a huge relief to the projects we support as they have been without international volunteers since March.
For the time being, travellers will need[…]
The opportunity to cuddle lion cubs and feed them has an understandable appeal, and the promise of this experience attracts thousands of volunteers to South Africa every year. Many more tourists and celebrities are drawn by opportunities to take a selfie with a lion cub, or to pose on a 'walk with lions', with social media feeds being littered with the results.
If this kind of animal interaction[…]