Writer and communication strategist, specialising in the environment, tourism and sustainable business
Under their slogan “When the buying stops, the killing can too”, WildAid is attempting to quell public support in CHina and Vietnam for all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade: rhinos, elephants, tigers, sharks and other species.
In 1980, fewer than 200 million of China’s people lived in towns and cities. But just 30 years later, an additional 500 million – the equivalent of the combined populations of the US, UK, France and Italy – had upped sticks and left the countryside for the big smoke.
The woman who taught me most about how p2p can revolutionise travel has never had a computer. Or heard of wiki and open source. Collaborative Consumption might excite her, but probably not as much as getting electricity or running water.
The rhinoceros is almost extinct. Lions, elephants and tigers are at risk too. But flick through a travel brochure, or browse a website selling trips to see such wildlife, and there will be little, if any, reference to how desperate the situation has become.
If I wrote a story about a custom from some ‘European People’ and then illustrated it with a picture of a different ‘European People’ engaged in an unrelated custom, everyone would be up in arms. So why’s there no fuss when people do the same with Africans?
An intimate 19th-century country house hotel in North Cornwall, perched between the sea and Bodmin Moor. It rightfully prides itself on the quality of food and personal attention to guests. … Continue reading