Skip to main content

Conservation 2014 update

 (originally posted on the Greenpeace website)

Back in 2010 I attended a presentation via the Norwich Greenpeace group. The man doing the presentation was Raul Nieto from Ecuador. He is a botanist who studied in New York. His talk was about the state of the rainforest in Ecuador. He told us about palm oil plantations, logging and rainforest destruction. This was new to me then. I knew about rainforest destruction but not why it was happening and the politics behind it.
Raul told us that only 8% of the rainforest in Ecuador remains. He also told us that he owns 50 hectors of it. This was the Itapoa Tropical Rainforest Reserve. At the end of the talk he said he was happy for volunteers to come and help him.

After this I tried to work out how to go. As I was working then it would have meant a very expensive trip. However in 2011 my company asked for voluntary redundancies. This was my chance.
I then spent the next three years in voluntary conservation abroad.

You can read about it here: conservation-blog-contents

I still look after the Itapoa website: http://itapoareserve.com/

I am now back in the UK and studying on a writing access course, hoping to go to university next year for a creative and professional writing degree. To finance this I am doing webdesign. greylizardwebdesign.com

I realised while volunteering that one person with no voice can to very little. I am going to university as I wish to learn how to write effectively in order to tell the world about conservation, rainforests and ‘saving the planet’



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Dell KB522 Wired Business Multimedia Keyboard

Now I have a 24" monitor on my laptop I find that the £5 keyboard is really not up to it. Hence the Dell KB522 Wired Business Multimedia Keyboard. Very nice. I have started my degree in Creative and Professional Wiring this year and think I have a lot of typing ahead, hence the keyboard. It was only once I got this I realised how hard I had to hit the keys on the old one, as first of all with this one it hurt I was hitting them so hard. Pretty much sorted on the computer front now. I bought Dell hoping for longevity from this item. I don't like to buy new stuff all the time from an environmental standpoint.

See also:

My computers a history

My new laptop

Samsung 24" monitor on hdmi laptop

New Dell Keyboard 

My favourite games

Ford Fiesta XR2 - modified CVH engine

you can post my pictures on your website as long as you don't claim ownership and you provide a return link to this blog
My Ford Fiesta and the crash: Car Home   About the car: Justin's Ford Fiesta XR2 And the engine: Ford Fiesta XR2 - modified CVH engine  Pictures: Ford Fiesta XR2 More pictures:Justin's smashed XR2 More about the crash: Crash Story
Modified CVH Engine, Transmission, Exhaust

Specialised Engines 1.6 CVH stage 2 engine. Fully lightened and balanced , Gas flowed, Big valve head, Overbored, Enlarged air inlets and exhaust outlets - all these tweeks certainly added to a smooth full reving snarling engine. See the bottom of the page for the full spec
Kent CVH22 cam
- specialised engines recommended the Kent cam over a Piper one, he said that the Piper cams were inclined to wear more in that engine. This cam certainly ma…

Ford Fiesta XR2 car crash

you can post my pictures on your website as long as you don't claim ownership and you provide a return link to this blog
My Ford Fiesta and the crash: Car Home   About the car: Justin's Ford Fiesta XR2 And the engine: Ford Fiesta XR2 - modified CVH engine  Pictures: Ford Fiesta XR2 More pictures:Justin's smashed XR2 More about the crash: Crash Story

I was sitting in it during the crash you can see my seat still intact 

The rear end snapped off and ended up in the trees

The car I hit


Sweeping corner

PLEASE NOTE: I am not boasting about this accident, I was a fool, and I was very lucky to live.
THIS PAGE WAS CREATED AS A WARNING TO OTHERS. I never thought I would do something so stupid.
The crash was on the A134 near Wormegay (click here for map) was on my way to King's Lynn from Thetford (Norfolk UK) 8:00am May 1998 in the car I had owed for 8 years. One minute everything was normal then I had to start …