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Photos: Sri Lanka - NJ workshop

SRI LANKA | Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Shots from (in and around) a workshop we facilitated in collaboration with UNDP, CKS, and COMPAS in Avissawella, Sri Lanka, in July/August, 2010. A report from the workshop can be read here: http://naturaljustice.org/images/naturaljustice/sri%20lanka%20workshop%20report.... Read more >
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Photos: Tofino, BC

CANADA | Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

In and around beautiful Tofino, British Columbia. We were there for two conferences in May, 2010 (and nearly froze camping on the beach throughout). We were extremely fortunate to experience some of our natural surroundings as well, thanks to our friends ... Read more >
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Photos: Kalahari garden - the grand finale

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

The school veggie garden in all its glory, plus final snaps of my gals and boyz in our favourite Askham hangouts - the garden, the football pitch, and the sandy street in front of Ouma's house
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Photos: South Africa - KTP

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Return to source...
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Photos: South Africa & Lesotho Highlands

LESOTHO | Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Snaps from an IUCN workshop I attended on protected area governance in the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park between South Africa and Lesotho
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Photos: South Africa - Upington highlights

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Highlights from our days in Upington, Sept '09 to April '10
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Photos: South Africa - CT highlights

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Highlights from visits to Cape Town in September & November 2009
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Photos: Christmas & NYE - UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

A whirlwind few weeks in the UK with the Jonas family and friends to celebrate the holidays
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Shifting Sands: Climate Change in the Kalahari

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Views [7639]

Even before the effects of climate change began to appear the Kalahari Desert was among the harshest regions in the world. Only the most specialized plants and animals are adapted to live in its scorching 45ºC heat.  Its thousands of human inhabitants ... Read more >

Photos: Kalahari - seeds of change

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 13 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Planting the seeds in the Askham school garden - each class has its own veggie plot to take care of! We also planted several dozen saplings, brought from Upington...
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Desert Storm (Moonlight Sonata)

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | Views [1405]

The winds were fierce throughout the day, whipping tiny particles of sand around like microscopic bb-gun pellets, inexorably shaping the face of the desert dunes, yet paradoxically, in doing so, also retaining the very structure that defines them. My ... Read more >

International AIDS Day

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [1060] | Comments [1]

All around the world today, communities are celebrating International AIDS Day. It may seem paradoxical to see the words "celebrate" and "AIDS" in the same sentence, but sometimes just what is needed when fighting one of the worst ... Read more >

Children's Rights: 20 Years On

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | Views [1014] | Comments [1]

November 20th marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. To date, 193 countries have ratified the Convention and significant progress has been made on several aims worldwide, including primary ... Read more >

Seeds of Change

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | Views [1268] | Comments [1]

It has begun. Little by little, the youth of Askham, a tiny village in the South African Kalahari, are making a difference not only in their community but also in themselves. In just a couple short weeks, we have started preparations for a massive food ... Read more >

Gallery: Kalahari - it begins...

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

A few snaps of the first stage of the school garden, a girls' sports day, and starting a tree-planting project
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Revisiting the future

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [1037] | Comments [2]

Here I am, back in South Africa, a full (and I do mean full) 2 years after first falling in love with it. Over the next year or so, I'll be based in the Kalahari, working on a youth development and HIV / AIDS prevention program. I'll write about it from ... Read more >

The Turkish Horse Whisperer

TURKEY | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | Views [5458] | Comments [1]

I have found a(nother) home away from home. Cappadocia truly is a magical place, especially once you settle into the local way of life, whiling away your days with horses and your nights with friends and homemade wine. Life here is good. So good, ... Read more >

Fairy Chimneys and Tagalong Pups

TURKEY | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [3632] | Comments [1]

Some people can't travel without a complete itinerary outlining every minute of every day - No Changes Allowed. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I've adopted a different style. If an interesting person presents me with an interesting ... Read more >

Kurdish Delights

TURKEY | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [4338] | Comments [2]

Travel warnings for southeast Turkey included rape, murder, religious extremism, and terrorism. Even one of the locals I befriended warned me not to trust anyone (horror movie, anyone??). I guess I was pretty lucky, then, to have emerged unscathed from ... Read more >

Turtle hunting on hallowed ground

TURKEY | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | Views [3251] | Comments [2]

My first few days in Turkey taught me that sometimes when backpacking you seem to spend about 70% of your time on public transit and only 30% at your intended destination. Thankfully Turkey has some incredible things to see and do... and a wicked long-... Read more >

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