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Entries in fiji (11)
Congratulations to Trenah Stauffer, our August Volunteer of the Month. We asked our staff in Fiji to pick a stand-out volunteer who had gone above and beyond in their duties. Our Project Coordinator for Suva, Natasha Hope, chose Trenah for the award, a volunteer on Frontier's Fiji Healthcare Project.
In this brand new feature, we'll be bringing you a monthly roundup of what's been happening on Frontier projects; from what’s been caught by Cambodia’s camera traps to an absence of ‘sweetlips’ in Tanzania, find out what’s happening on some of Frontier’s main conservation projects around the World. For regular updates on project news makes sure you check out the Project News tab on The Society for Environmental Exploration (SEE) website.
Today on Into the Wild we are continuing our focus on Frontier projects by speaking to Alex Shields, past and future volunteer with Frontier. Alex travelled to Costa Rica last year to take part in our popular Big Cats, Primates and Turtles project, featured on the blog on Monday. Alex is currently planning a trip to Fiji next year, to volunteer on our Medical Project in Suva.
On Monday we told you all about the fantastic work going on in Costa Rica. Today we move away from Central America and into the South Pacific, home to the idyllic islands of Fiji and the Frontier Marine Conservation and Diving project. Read all about our work here, and find out why it’s one of our most popular project destinations.
Today we speak to a future Frontier volunteer, Sam Axford, who will be going out to the ever-popular Fiji Marine Conservation project. We asked him a few questions about his upcoming trip to find out what he's excited about, what he'll be taking along and a few other bits and pieces.
Continuing our week-long theme of wildlife photography, today we are looking at the top five photo opportunities on Frontier’s own projects.
Frontier has projects all over the world. So as part of this week’s theme of inspirational travel writing, we thought we’d have a look at some literature involving some of the countries we work in.
Men Against the Sea by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
The second in a trilogy about the mutiny of HMS Bounty in 1789, this novel documents the journey made by Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 members of his crew following their forced departure from the war ship. In what is frequently described as the most incredible and impressive feats of nautical navigation, Men Against the Sea chronicles the fascinating struggle faced by these men, and how Bligh skilfully led them to safety. The journey sees the crew row closely to Fiji, an area they understood to be inhabited by cannibals.
Barefoot Over the Serengeti by David Read
This is the autobiography of David Read’s childhood spent in Tanzania during the 1920’s, an area that is today at the heart of the Serengeti National Park. Barefoot Over the Serengeti is an intriguing account of his upbringing amongst the Maasai people, with whom he spent a lot of time. Detailing their unique lifestyle and hunting methods, this book is constantly lauded as an excellent read for anyone remotely interested in the Maasai tribe, or African culture in general.
Ghost of Chance by William S. Burroughs
This short adventure story takes place in the jungles of Madagascar, and tells the tale of an 18th century pirate named Captain Mission who founds a colony on the African island. Determined to protect the region’s natural elements, including its native lemur population, Captain Mission struggles against plans of development for the island. What results is a strange but interesting work.
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
An educational but highly accessible description of some of the most interesting aspects of the rain forests of Costa Rica and Ecuador. Covering an array of topics from the symbiotic relationship of the sloth with the trees they prefer, to why some plants have developed hallucinogenic properties, it is a widely respected and enjoyed account of these regions. It also includes an extensive guide on what to pack, and what to expect from a trip to these amazing locations.
For the Sake of all Living Things by John M. Del Vecchio
For the Sake of all Living Things is an emotional book dealing with the events surrounding the horrific genocide committed by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge which was responsible for the extermination of approximately two-million people between 1975-79. It is the second book in a trilogy, and fuses real life analysis of the circumstances leading to the creation of the Khmer Rouge, with fictional accounts of different individuals affected by the dictatorship. A revealing look at this recent and horrifying act of genocide.
By Alex Prior