Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Competition: Become the Voice of Conservation at Shamwari in South Africa

The Community Coordinator at Worldwide Experience.com sent me this information on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the "Voice of Conservation" at Shamwari in South Africa this summer.
What do you get?
We’re offering a lucky winner the chance to spend a 1 to 3 month (depending on your availability) all expenses paid stint living and working with animals at the Shamwari Game Reserve, this summer.

What do we want in return?
For you to become the voice of the animals. As the Voice of Conservation at Shamwari, you will spread the word about the conservation issues facing the animals you work with, from rhino poaching to big cat rehabilitation, as well as sharing all your amazing adventures. The possibilities are endless – it’s up to you to amaze us!

Our first Voice of Conservation, Karra Rothery, spread the word on our blog and her own blog, on Facebook communities and numerous forums, by writing thought-provoking posts, interviewing people like famous author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony, creating fun videos and taking loads of photos.


Friday, March 11, 2011

First Kakapo Chicks of 2011 Boost Numbers to 123

Great news from TVNZ...
The first kakapo chicks of the season have hatched with three new arrivals bringing the total population of the critically endangered parrot to 123.
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It is hoped 11 eggs will hatch this season, this is lower than past seasons because of the low number of rimu fruit available for the birds to eat.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

FINAL REMINDER: Brian Cox to Host Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture

Look To The Stars.org has a feature on the upcoming Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture, to be presented by "Rock star physicist" Professor Brian Cox.
Although Adams died unexpectedly in 2001 at the age of 49, the Memorial Lectures – held every year since 2003 – continue to explore the themes in which he was so interested, and help support both Save the Rhino International and the Environmental Investigation Agency, two charities championed by the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author.

Douglas was moved to take action for wildlife conservation during a 1985 visit to Madagascar. His dedication to the cause resulted in the book “Last Chance to See” highlighting the plight of species facing extinction.
The Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture will take place at The Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday 10 March 2011, 7.30pm.
Photo Credit: Vincent Connare

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Douglas Adams Podcast

Check out the latest edition of The Pod Delusion podcast which is a Douglas Adams special.
In association with Save The Rhino, a look back at Adams' life, work and legacy featuring Stephen Mangan, Mark Cowardine, Simon Jones, Marcus du Sautoy, Dirk Maggs and more.