Shark Fin Scoop Part II

Staring down into the clear waters of the Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

The lucrative shark fin industry enables Andy and his family and cousins’ family to support themselves for over three months following each one of these five day fishing expeditions. With little financial support from the PNG government they need all the cash they can get to keep up with school fees, doctors bills and – [...]

Dreaming of Whales

Aimee with a whale shark, Ningaloo, Australia

Did you know that when Orcas travel in groups they breathe in unison? And that the largest animal in the world, the Blue Whale, eats up to 3,000,000 calories a day, and has 40cm of blubber around it?! While you watch in childlike awe as whales cruise along the coastline – giant, majestic and mysterious [...]

Sea turtles: gentle, ancient travellers

Hawksbill Turtle, Egypt. (Erich Reboucas)

The ponderous sea turtle has a good reason not to hurry. Turtles are prehistoric animals whose ancestors evolved on land before returning to the ocean some 150 million years ago – having survived the extinction of dinosaurs, why rush? Today, sea turtles are swimming slowly and gracefully in almost every ocean basin throughout the world [...]

Video: Arnavon Islands marine conservation project, Solomon Islands

What do baby turtles, village women, two Kiwis and an United States NGO have in common? Follow the journey of 24 women from the village of Kia as they discover the Arnavon Islands and what marine conservation means for their present as well as their future. An in-depth perspective of the women’s visit can be [...]

TNC Arnavon Island project and the Women of Kia

Baby turtles hatching!

Of all the things that distinguish a traveller from a tourist perhaps the most denoting is the idea of a destination. For the traveller, is there such a thing? I’m consistently asked, Where are you going? How will you get around? What have you booked? I don’t know. It depends. I haven’t! Living like this [...]

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