“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing” – Clive James

“It was a sunny morning at Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, and just within moments of entering the park gate, my eyes fell upon her. Her curvaceous body glistened with the droplets of the morning dew, and from water in the pool. As she lifted her lovely face, her sensuous lips emerged from the pool. My jaw […]

“At Dr. Jane Goodall’s birthday party, a woman of consistent action and no excuses, even in her ninth decade, I asked her, `How do you keep going, how do you stay inspired?’, and she anchored her gold-flecked eyes on mine and replied, `We can’t quit. We have to keep working.”- Lori Robinson

Meet Lori Robinson – Based in a small home in the woods in New Mexico, with her second home in Africa, Lori has had a life-long passion for wildlife and wild places. With degrees in environmental studies, biology and psychology, she worked with the Jane Goodall Institute as their Africa Adventures Specialist between 2004-2010. Lori […]

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth” – Muhammad Ali

To volunteer for others, is to volunteer for oneself. To show up to learn about a new habitat, to engage with new flora and fauna, to bond as a team from different countries/states/regions with a common goal, to know that you are not alone in the passion you carry or an experience you want to […]

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

You sometimes hear of ordinary work transcending to extraordinary. You start to explore the story of its creators. You realise if you begin to use words to describe this, it will still limit the magnitude of what’s been accomplished. You know that they have become a re-source, flowing directly from that Source, an invisible energy, […]

“Although we are in different boats you in your boat and we in our canoe we share the same river of life” – Chief Oren Lyons, Onandaga Nation

There is always one place in nature that brings out your true self, where you feel 100% aligned. For some of us it’s forests, to some its beaches/sea-side, some love heading to the mountains or to the hills, so on and so forth. It’s where your energies tune in completely, and the minute you step […]

The Lesser Known of Leakey’s Angels: Birute Galdikas

The entire year of 2009, I took a deep interest in learning about `primates’. The curiosity started with Ya Kwanza, the gorilla I had adopted at the Durrell Zoo. As I discovered how close the human DNA is to our large primates – gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans (between 95%-98%), I saw `hope’ in us human […]

“In conservation, the motto should always be ‘never say die’.” -Gerald Durrell

As a `fan’ of Gerald Durrell: Since I was 14 years old, I have been reading Gerald Durrell’s books, dreaming his life, carrying fancy imaginations of Corfu, and then Channel Islands (where his home, wildlife park and the institute is located). I think the first book I read was `A zoo in my luggage’. His […]