Black Rhinos: A Success Story in Namibia

We were lucky to find a connection to home on our trip:  we met Jeff Muntifering, a Conservation Biologist for the Minnesota Zoo.  Jeff and his family live in Namibia, where he has worked with Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) since 2002 to protect endangered black rhinos. We’ve learned a lot about things people have Read More

Tigers in India

Imagine a fort, deep in India’s forest, called Ranthambore Fort.  Now imagine you’re a maharajah — an ancient king, hundreds of years ago — vacationing there.  The forest is your playground — you hunt tigers there for sport.  You practice conservation, of a kind — you hunt, but not too many, so there will still Read More

Vietnam Video Summary

Our 9-year old daughter, Jamie, decided she wanted to do a video blog post summarizing what we did in Vietnam.  She wrote the script for this and then we helped to add in photos and video clips. Our kids have their own blog, which you can find here. And if you are an educator, we’ve Read More

Vietnam’s Emptying Forests

In Vietnam, we wanted to learn about an important issue:  why is there poaching, or illegal killing, of certain endangered animals? To find out, we went to ENV (Education for Nature Vietnam).  Animals are trafficked (bought and sold) illegally in Vietnam.  Many animals are also hunted in Vietnam, and sent to China because there is Read More