Author Archives: Howl
HOWL’s Volunteering Adventures
HOWL’s time in New Zealand has been packed full of adventures and this would not have been possible without each and every one of our volunteering experiences, where we have stayed with a variety of welcoming hosts, each of which have taught us an incredible amount about the beauty and nature of New Zealand. Getting … Continue reading
New Zealand’s Most Iconic Species!
New Zealand. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of this beautiful country? For most, I feel that it would be rugby orientated, with the All Blacks coming to the forefront of my mind, or perhaps the Lord of the rings? But for Howl and for many others, it … Continue reading
The Dead Whale Selfie: #inappropriate or #harmless?
The selfie. Most of us would be lying if we said that we have not taken the odd selfie for whatever reason, as vain and self indulgent as they do seem. But is choosing to document and share the death of an animal in this manner completely disrespectful or actually, an acceptable and valid format … Continue reading
Let’s Talk Climate Change
We need no further research to inform us that climate change is happening and this global issue requires a fast and decisive response. So why is the UK, a country once considered to be the leader on climate change internationally, moving backwards? We became one of the first countries to produce a legally binding national … Continue reading
Badger Cull to be Extended into Dorset
A decision has been made to carry out a badger cull in Dorset, despite culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire so far showing to be both ineffective and inhumane, and as a result, a failure. This disastrous decision flies in the face of scientific evidence, public opinion and the wishes of parliament. This announcement from DEFRA … Continue reading
The Ancient Kauri of Waipoua Forest
For anybody that has visited New Zealand’s North Island you may well already be familiar with the term ‘Lord of the Forest’, also known as Tane Mahuta. For those of you who are wondering who owns this rather impressive title, it is not a question of whom, but more a question of what. Tane Mahuta … Continue reading
Hands Off the Ban!
On Wednesday 15th July the UK government is allowing a free vote on whether to repeal the Hunting Act. MPs will be voting on whether to let a pack of dogs “flush out” foxes, rather than just the two allowed now. This is a tactical amendment and is an underhand way of repealing Labour’s 2004 … Continue reading
Mindful Monday #17. A Spoonful of Sugar doesn’t just help the medicine go down…
When we are being as busy as a bee, we find the time to rest, refresh and give ourselves that much needed boost of energy. Sometimes this isn’t so easy for bees themselves, but you could help revive a tired individual and send it buzzing healthily on its way! Bees use a lot of energy … Continue reading