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30 Dec

An adventure with David Livingstone

This week I enjoyed a peach of a day with David Livingstone - Seriously! His family came along as well, and his wife's name is Debbie - not Mary Moffat. He hails from New York rather than Scotland and he is not exactly a protestant missionary. You see this is a contemporary David Livingstone but nonetheless he was exploring Africa and we hiked in the Table Mountain National Park on a fat juicy perfect day. [caption id="attachment_2477" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A peach of a day in paradise[/caption] We were fortunate enough to see two...

14 Oct

Humpback Whales in Mozambique

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are enormous baleen whales measuring up to 16 metres in length and a weight of about 30 metric tonnes. They produce a complex song that lasts for approximately 10 minutes and is repeated. This song is thought to play a role in courtship. These whales spend the summers in polar waters and migrate to tropical and subtropical waters to bred and to give birth. The numbers of these magnificent animals were drastically reduced by whaling, but have recovered well since the 1966 moratorium. While out at sea on...

24 Sep

Rolling the frontiers of conservation forward

I was on safari again in the Parque Nacional do Limpopo. In spite of the enormous challenges facing the establishment of this National Park in Mozambique I find it to be an incredibly exciting initiative. We have a constant barrage of negative environmental news and in the face of that an initiative that creates vaste tracts of new space (1.1 million Ha) for wildlife is nothing short of a miracle. The animal numbers in this National Park are not yet very high but the diversity is there and it will not...