October 14th and 15th saw the inaugural WildlifeXpo at the Alexandra Palace which I attended on the last day. It does not seem to have been widely advertised, and I only heard about it from Biosphere Expeditions who were one of the exhibitors and is the organisation I volunteer with in Namibia. Entrance was ten pounds which included a donation to the Wildlife Trusts.
The format was several series of lectures running in parallel as well as a main exhibition hall. The lectures covered
On my way back from volunteer work on a game farm in Namibia. We just got back to Windhoek and I'm recovering in a hotel room with air conditioning. What luxury.
Days began at 6:30 am and ended at 6:30 pm, sunrise to sunset. The lowest temperature was 6 degrees around Dawn and 35 degrees in the afternoon.
We took some AIDS affected kids from a special school for a ride round the farm and they were amazed at the leopard, rhino, giraffe, warthogs, kudu, etc. Very few