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Daniel Turner: conservation and the way forward

Thursday, 02 February 2017 18:27

I met with Daniel Turner, Animal Welfare Director for Born Free in Europe. He has a place in Kemptown, by the sea. We’re lucky to have people from FFI, Born Free, Conservation Capital, ITAD and some other big players in the conservation world living in the same city as us.

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Remembering AA Gill

Monday, 19 December 2016 16:09

Pictured above: AA Gill, image via Buffalo News

I was extremely sad to learn the weekend before last that AA Gill has died of a cancer he described as a ‘trucker’s gut buster’, a ‘gimpy, malevolent, meaty, malignancy’. Lung cancer had migrated to the pancreas. ‘There is,’ he said, ‘barely a morsel of offal not included.’ He called it the ‘full English’ of cancers. 

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In memory of Roger Gower

Friday, 12 February 2016 17:42

It’s with great sadness that I learnt last week that one of the Friedkin Conservation Fund’s helicopter pilot’s Roger Gower was killed while tracking poachers in a coordinated operation with the Tanzanian authorities.

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David Attenborough Celebrates 90 Years

Thursday, 12 May 2016 17:44

On Sunday every nature lover’s hero celebrated his 90th birthday. David Attenborough has devoted his life to the natural world. His curiosity and knowledge has contributed hugely to transforming the nation’s archaic attitude on the environment – a bottomless resource – into something of the utmost importance that is both remarkable and under great threat.

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Food Before Self: Chef Margot Janse

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:36

In a world that tends look with some suspicion on those that stick and stay, I’m delighted to note that Chef Margot Janse recently celebrated 20 years as executive chef at renowned Le Quartier Francais, possibly South Africa’s finest restaurant.

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