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The Great Barrier Reef

About The Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest coral reef system, stretching 1800 miles almost parallel to the Queensland coast and broken into several different regions. The reef is home to many different species as well as a breeding area for migrating humpback whales. The Great Barrier Reef has over 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres. GBR Fun Facts It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. The GBR is home to more than 400 different kinds of coral, over 1500 species …

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Wildlife Warriors

  About Wildlife Warriors Steve and Terri Irwin established Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors in 2002, seeing a long-time dream of theirs fulfilled. After putting together their dream team to run the organization, the Irwins became patrons of the charity and had Australia Zoo become the Major Sponsor, committing to cover all administrative costs. A generous contribution such as this allows Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to apply 100% of all public donations we receive directly to the conservation and preservation of wildlife. The Irwin Family Terri began working to actively help animals when she was a young, before ever meeting Steve. Her efforts began in 1986 when Terri started a wildlife …

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Elephant Whispers

About Elephant Whispers Elephant Whispers grew from humble beginnings and the love of nature shared by Rory and Lindie Hensman in Zimbabwe. Wayward circumstance brought them to South Africa where they created Elephants For Africa Forever (EFAF). EFAF grew into a one of kind experience which Linda herself embarked on, which allows humans to have one of a kind interactions with these gentle giants. At Elephant Whispers (EW), you can safari and interact with these intelligent creatures and their trainers. But EW is so much more. They partner with scientists and veterinarians alike to research and learn more about these amazing creatures as well as ways to protect them from …

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Dot Challenge

About the DOT Challenge DOT, which stands for Do 1 Thing, is a challenge that encourages you to make simple lifestyle changes, known as DOTs, which have a positive impact on our environment. Most of these planet-saving changes can be implemented immediately, most likely won’t cost you anything and, in fact, will probably save you money. The DOT Challenge encompasses four categories;  Water: Implementing water-saving techniques saves money and diverts less water from our dams, lakes and rivers. Conserving water can also reduce water and waste-water treatment costs, along with the amount of energy needed to manage them.  Waste: The amount of global food waste produced could feed billions of people. Unfortunately, …

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Thanda Safari

  Thanda Safari Thanda Safari offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Zulu Culture The word zulu means ‘heaven’. The Zulu people, amaZulu, are ‘the people of heaven’ and their home, KwaZulu, is ‘the place of heaven’. Part of the ancient Nguni tribes, the amaZulu are the descendants of Iron Age farmers who left the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa and migrated down Africa’s east coast to make a home in what is now South Africa, where they gathered into small tribes and clans called imzi. Within the Nguni nations, the clan – based on …

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Philly Style Magazine Shines A Light

I opened the issue of Philly Style and my first impression was happiness because they chose a photo of designer, Alex Perry and me that was taken by my son, Ian II, who accompanied us  on our shoot in Australia for Tapping IN show.  I also knew I did not need to worry about anything they printed about me in the article because they never slam anyone. In fact, they always find the good in people and make them shine. I have noticed that their publication seems to add pages of advertising while exploitive ones seem to be thinning these days.  I believe very strongly in “change yourself, change the …

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Braving the Bridge

  I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge with my guide, Jackson Mitchell with two last names. Jackson is super happy and has been guiding people up this 52,000 ton steel structure daily for six years. And, he’s smiling from ear to ear!  There are over a thousand steps to get to the top of the bridge. At first you think, boy, this sounds tiring! But, it’s not what you expect. You climb 40 or so steps at a time and come to a catwalk where you go along, stop, and take in the view of the breathtaking harbor, and listen to Jackson tell great stories that make you appreciate the …

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