Blog posts for Kenya

Some things I learned in Kenya – Ben Walker

Credit: Ben Walker

Despite having a few days since we came back to allow our tired and achy bodies to recover, I think that I speak for everyone by saying that our minds remain firmly in Kenya, and instead of doing anything productive, we’re instead hatching elaborate plans to get back there. While out there, we learned too…

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eld213    January 24th, 2017    Kenya


Where two worlds collide: human and wildlife populations in Kenya – Laura Braunholtz.

Male lion feasts on rhino, city of Nakuru in background. Credit: Emma Dwan.

By Laura Braunholtz. The Kenya field course was an unforgettable experience, with a definite spotlight on the incredible diversity of species observed during our time there (over 200 bird and 50 mammal species seen by my bus group alone!). Despite this, it was not just a safari holiday and the talks and discussions throughout the…

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eld213    January 24th, 2017    Kenya


Take only photos, leave only footprints… – Bus 1

5/6 members of Bus 1, Kallum, Alex, Ellie, Kirsty and Freya. Credit: Chris Kerry.

By Chris Kerry, Freya Womersley, Kirsty Fraser, Ellie Kent, Alex Arkwright & Kallum Buxton As we walked through the departure lounge of Heathrow airport, eager to board our flight to Kenya, we couldn’t help but overhear snippets of the same conversation being held between different groups. It centred around the question ‘What do you most…

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eld213    January 24th, 2017    Kenya


Face to Face with Extinction – Ieuan Thomas

Ieuan and Sudan. Credit: Scott Ford.

By Ieuan Thomas. I’ve just come back from one of the most amazing experiences, two weeks field course in Kenya. It was eye opening to say the least, with a diverse set of flora and fauna and an emphasis on how these are integrated into everyday life for the local communities, I’ve returned feeling enriched…

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eld213    January 24th, 2017    Kenya


Where have all the binmen gone? – Peter Cooper

Kallum Buxton

By Peter Cooper. If you see dead things in Africa, there should be vultures circling above it. A child can tell you that. Even if you’re one of those people who finds vultures to be ghoulish, off-putting and reminiscent of a decrepit old funeral director, you should at least find things odd if carcasses on…

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eld213    January 23rd, 2017    Kenya