Sustainable Livelihoods in rural Africa: More is not better.

When you come from a consumer culture, like (I assume) most of my readers do, it’s difficult to draw the line on when you have enough and what you have enough of. Most of us accumulate possessions constantly. If anything is an indictment of Western society it is the constant, and largely fruitless search for … Continue reading Sustainable Livelihoods in rural Africa: More is not better.

Kill the Poachers: Death, Drones and Dickheads

There are few places, even in the Wild West that is the internet, that you can get away with calling for summary execution of other human beings and not attract some censure. ¬†When you start¬†describing the parts of their body you would like to cut off and the nature of the slow death which you … Continue reading Kill the Poachers: Death, Drones and Dickheads

Body Parts, Apartheid and Sustainable Development

If there are any two words more loaded with meaning in a global context – I can’t think of them. Sustainable and Development are two words that encompass the most abused and the most politically charged words in the English language and in this weeks post I’m going to try and pick out some meaning … Continue reading Body Parts, Apartheid and Sustainable Development

Conservation Organisations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Conservation is an industry, and like any industry, it has its problems. For my post this week I’m doing a review of a number of different types of organisation, with a few examples which are not exhaustive, but representative of some of the best and some of the worst of the different organisations I have … Continue reading Conservation Organisations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.