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(Review) Stand Up That Mountain, by Jay Erskine Leutze

For the past year or so I’ve struggled with a sense of helplessness about the environmental calamities we face now and in the future. Extinctions. Pollution. 1,036 more words

Biodiversity & Conservation

Florida's Springs and Sun-Dappled Summer Memories

This morning I was driving down our mountain through a 45-degree misty rain when I heard a familiar name float from the radio — Ichetucknee Springs State Park. 1,877 more words

Biodiversity & Conservation

Sharing Seed and Inspiration

“Saving your own seed is so important and so is sharing knowledge with others.” said Ntombenhle Mtambo in her address to participants in the first ever SEEDS izimBewu Film Festival held in Howick last weekend. 713 more words


KZN Inland Branch BotSoc's Indigenous Open Gardens 2014

Join the KZN Inland branch of the Botanical Society of SA in their second annual Open Indigenous Gardens, by visiting six new inspiring Gardens from Pietermaritzburg to Howick. 1,176 more words


uMngeni River - The Movie

The uMngeni River is an integral part of Howick life. Visitors flock to the falls, locals walk dogs along the riverside paths, children learning about river eco-systems in Umgeni Valley and fishermen try their luck in the deep pools. 632 more words

Biodiversity / Conservation


What the urban forest teaches us about risk and resilience



Everybody’s talking about trees when it comes to rambunctious exotics that should really get the chop (or should they?) and campaigns to plant trees in the battle against climate change. 1,882 more words

Sustainable Living

'Saving the Amazon': Conservation, International Covetousness, and the Politics of Research

My latest article has just been published in Anthropology Today. If you’d like a copy, feel free to email me. Here’s the abstract:

Many justifications have been made for ‘saving the Amazon’ from preserving the ‘lungs of the world’ to protecting unknown botanical wonders that might yield cures to deadly diseases. 116 more words