Today is Save The Rhino Day! Rhinos are the fifth largest land animal, with five different species, yet, three species are critically endangered and the other two are threatened. Unfortunately, today very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves due to persistent poaching and habitat loss over many decades. Which makes encountering one of these animals such a special experience.⠀
Did you know Gorilla's can't swim!⠀
Gorillas are found in Africa. There are two main species of Gorilla, the Western Gorilla, as the name suggests, found in the West of Africa in countries like the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon an Cameroon. The other species is the Eastern Gorilla found in East Africa in Rwanda and Uganda. These large creatures can grow to the height of 5 and a half feet and can weigh up to 90kg.⠀
Due to climate change, the loss of space, human impacts, mining and drilling and tourism, the gorilla populations have been suffering. However, thanks to enormous conservation efforts and increasing monitoring, Gorilla numbers are on the rise! ⠀
World whale day is celebrated to raise awareness of the conservation threats that endanger these magnificent creatures. The annual celebration was originally founded in Maui, Hawii, in 1980, to honour humpback whales, which swim off its coast. It’s the main showcase of the Maui Whale Festival. ⠀
Every year, crowds flock to the island to join in the free all-day event, organised by the Pacific Whale Foundation. The fun starts with a parade, including; floats, costumed characters and children’ events, plus music from Hawaiian and international stars. ⠀
Te atreverías a pasar una semana en una isla desierta con cinco desconocidos e intentar sobrevivir por tus propios medios? En una isla perdida en Tonga en mitad del Océano Pacífico puedes hacerlo y poner a prueba tus límites y resistencia
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My Indonesia adventure kicks off at this small village called Muntei on an island off of Sumatra. The gateway into the remote life of the Mentawai tribes and jungle life…
The training is as tough as ever, as I'm in prep for my world first expedition!
Huge thanks to my new sponsor @henchnutrition for supplying me with much needed protein!
It's about being better than you used to be :D
A detour has been added to the expedition, making it longer & harder ;)
I will now be taking on more dense jungle than anticipated & have added my last major Mountain summit to the route, making the expedition over 1,800 miles taking more than four months.
This will be a mammoth task! :D