MEET LORI ROBINSON

MEET LORI ROBINSON

I’m Lori Robinson. I grew up barefoot, surrounded by animals. My older half-brother used our bathtub as a snake aquarium, and shared his bunk bed with our pet goat. Our pet squirrel monkey slept in my mother’s hair. My father’s idea of a fun outing for my sister and I...
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JOIN LIKE-HEARTED ANIMAL LOVERS

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ANIMAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

ANIMAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

We have three programs – all with the goal of connecting People to Animals, Africa and Wildness for the benefit of all.    Inspire Animal Heroes: In Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe we support and foster kids to become animal heroes to protect animals. We do this by sending children in Africa,...
PLASTIC LITTER CLEAN UP PROGRAM IN AFRICA

PLASTIC LITTER CLEAN UP PROGRAM IN AFRICA

Join us in ridding Africa of Plastic litter and saving animals who otherwise die from entanglement or ingesting plastic.
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101 Kruger Tales

101 Kruger Tales

Now this looks like a fun Africa book. Having only just been published in June, I doubt you’ve read 101 Kruger Tales  yet. I haven’t. That’s why I’ve decided rather than keep you waiting for my review, I’m going to share what Roxanne Reid, author and sister Africa blogger, had to say about 101 Kruger Tales. Based...
COVE IS OPEN FOR SLAUGHTER

COVE IS OPEN FOR SLAUGHTER

The  annual  hunt of dolphins in Japans Tajii Cove starts again this month, September, and continues through March. In an effort headed by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Cove Guardian team, activists, citizens and animal lovers will once again converge on the Cove aiming to bring worldwide attention and a halt to the brutality of Japan’s...
HOW TO DO GREAT

HOW TO DO GREAT

Do you dream of making a difference in the world?  Well I’m here to tell you that you can make a difference. You can do great things. All it takes are a few easy steps. Start by admitting that doing great things comes from actions both big and small. We don’t have to be Ghandi...
Africa's Social Weaverbirds

Africa’s Social Weaverbirds

The World’s Most Populated Tree Houses, the huge communal nests of Africa’s Weaverbirds serve many benefits for it’s multi-generational occupants. The nests of most songbirds are small and hidden, made by one bird or a pair, and function only to hold, hide, and protect one clutch of eggs and young. The nests of the sociable...
What Dereck Joubert Wants You to Know About Rhinos

What Dereck Joubert Wants You to Know About Rhinos

The first time I met National Geographic’s Explorers in Residence Beverly and Dereck Joubert they were proudly announcing Botswana’s recent decision to ban trophy hunting. It was just one of a long list of accomplishments the conservation world’s hard working and much adored couple have helped make happen. But Beverly and Dereck Joubert will be the first to admit...
Meet Buddhist Monk Photographer, joSon

Meet Buddhist Monk Photographer, joSon

“In all things in nature there is something of the marvelous.” That’s a quote from Aristotle but could just as easily been from today’s guest at AfricaInside.  joSon is a Buddhist, former Monk, Photographer whose images and answers to my questions reveal his mystical, spiritual, and quiet way of seeing the natural world. I thought...
Wild Ones: why we love them

Wild Ones: why we love them

Every once in awhile there is a photo of a wild being that is so extraordinarily touching, one that when you see it, you immediately smile, or laugh or get your heart ripped wide open by the sweetness, the wonder, the joy, and the beauty of the wild being. When I find such a photo...
Mountain Lion in Oprah’s Backyard

Mountain Lion in Oprah’s Backyard

I had met Penny, Oprah’s California neighbor, a few times before, but on this day we were each walking through a protected swath of oak-studded wood surrounding her neighborhood.     “Who saw the Mountain Lion?” I asked her excitedly. I was referring to signs that had been recently posted along the path that read,...
Kiss the Earth

Kiss the Earth

How often do we celebrate, praise and notice what’s most important in our lives? If you’re like me, the answer is Not Often Enough. Todays post is a celebration, praise and noticing of Mother Earth. A reminder of all she is, all she does, and all she gives. A reminder that without her none of...
Animal Lovers Alert: Avoid these Poisons

Animal Lovers Alert: Avoid these Poisons

Last week I was hiking a woodsy, oak-tree studded trail a few blocks from my cottage and spotted a bobcat. I had not seen a wild cat in over a year so I was excited. Until I saw the animal move.  The bobcat was walking as if it were drunk. I didn’t understand at first, and then...
Boyd Varty's Cathedral of the Wild

Boyd Varty’s Cathedral of the Wild

“When all the animals are gone, man will die of a great loneliness of spirit.” Chief Seattle quote taken from my interview with author Boyd Varty. Cathedral of the Wild is Boyd’s newly released memoir about growing up in the African bush- alongside elephants, lions, and hyenas- and his unique connection to the natural world. ...
Interview with Lori Robinson

Interview with Lori Robinson

A quick post to let you know about two interviews I think you will find inspiring.  1.    Interview with Lori Robinson, conservationist, lover of all things wild, founder of AfricaInside.org by Annabel Ruffell on her wonderful site – Journey for Earth. For her interview with me, I loved the questions Annabel asked, starting with “What...