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Ex-Quest Africa boss a hit!

  Those of you who knew Lucy King (Africa leader, boss and general Quest hero) may know that she went back to academia a few years ago and has recently been based in Kenya working with elephants as part of her PhD. We were very proud to see that her research has been featured in […]

So what exactly is a Sand Dam?…

A sand dam is a reinforced concrete wall built across seasonal river beds – 2 to 4 metres high and up to 90 metres across. A pipe is built into the dam, going 20 metres upstream. Over one to three seasons, the dam fills up with water, then sand, which filters water through the pipe […]

Unicorn found in DRC!

Pictured for the first time in the wild, the okapi is so secretive it was once thought to be a unicorn. The relative of the giraffe the okapi was thought to be extinct after years of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ‘amazing and particularly special’ creature was photographed by Dr Noelle […]

Kenyan Partners Excellent Development UK Charity of the Year!

It really IS Excellent Development! Our Kenyan Partner Excellent Development is celebrating a resounding win at The UK Charity Awards 2008. They were named Environment Charity of the Year and later crowned Overall Winner of the Charity of the Year Awards from the selection of 10 category winners.   In an emotional speech, Excellent Development […]

Ex-Quest Africa boss a hit!

  Those of you who knew Lucy King (Africa leader, boss and general Quest hero) may know that she went back to academia a few years ago and has recently been based in Kenya working with elephants as part of her PhD. We were very proud to see that her research has been featured in […]

So what exactly is a Sand Dam?…

A sand dam is a reinforced concrete wall built across seasonal river beds – 2 to 4 metres high and up to 90 metres across. A pipe is built into the dam, going 20 metres upstream. Over one to three seasons, the dam fills up with water, then sand, which filters water through the pipe […]

Unicorn found in DRC!

Pictured for the first time in the wild, the okapi is so secretive it was once thought to be a unicorn. The relative of the giraffe the okapi was thought to be extinct after years of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ‘amazing and particularly special’ creature was photographed by Dr Noelle […]

Bolivia’s Salt Flats a potential gold mine?

Is it just a matter of a few years before we won’t be able to take such lovely pictures in all their natural beauty?? Bolivia’s immense salt flats are one of the world’s largest sources of lithium deposits, and lithium is used to power electric cars. Supplies are dwindling throughout the world and it currently […]

Andy’s guide to roll mats

Roll mats play two important roles. They insulate you in cold conditions and make for a more comfortable night’s sleep. There are hundreds on offer and all are different shapes, sizes and materials. So what’s right for you, the cheap and cheerful classic foam role mat or a top of the range thermarest? Here’s a […]

Bolivia’s Salt Flats a potential gold mine?

Is it just a matter of a few years before we won’t be able to take such lovely pictures in all their natural beauty?? Bolivia’s immense salt flats are one of the world’s largest sources of lithium deposits, and lithium is used to power electric cars. Supplies are dwindling throughout the world and it currently […]