Having A Good time in a temporal Island

Having A Good time in a temporal Island

Having A Good time in a temporal Island, would you go for it? I wouldn’t even think twice about it. Its a big yes for me. And I have just a nice place that I will plan on a day to go and enjoy the ocean there.

Islands are naturally full of life and unique environment. I think water separates them from all the bad things until human developments happen.

Island that stays alive for four hours in a given season

During my visit to the ocean, I was shown a portion of the ocean that dries up sometimes. Allowing people to enjoy some calmness of the ocean within its vicinity. The place can remain dry for almost four hours, meaning, you can even hold a short party there.

When you are enjoying a boat ride, the breeze kisses your face in amazing ways. As the waves soothe your moods. The land continues to reduce in size as you sail deeper into the ocean.

Its normally feels like you are entering a different and new world. The feeling is incredible.

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Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions? Especially one that needs you to locate a certain spot. It’s one of the amazing outdoor activity to get involved with.

What is an expedition?

It is a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or research.

You may be offered directions or a road map. Or some times you may need to come up with one yourself.

So you have to be really good at reading and interpreting maps. And not the internet one, but the paper one.

What makes expedition fun?

Important thing is to have an adventurous team that won’t mind getting lost in the jungle as you find your way. A team with an open mind and ready to take what nature will offer.

You need updated maps and guide books, as well as, a compass. These are very vital while coming up with your road plan and getting to the spot. Should be able to offer sufficient and correct information, to avoid going the wrong direction.

An open mind ready for anything along the way. From weather, animals, geographical features, such as mountains, hills, rivers. In short, you should be prepared to face anything that crosses your path.

My favourite expedition memory

It was one I participated in Hell’s Gate National Park. Where our spot was somewhere in the Suswa Hills.

It was full of adventure, remapping and our bodies were pushed to the limits.

We got rained at twice while drying up. This was when we left our campsite and there was a light shower. Which subsidized after a short while. Sunshine kissed our faces and dried our clothes. Only to get to the other side of the hill that was raining heavenly.

We also encountered wildlife and livestock along the way. Hence had to remap some paths.

Our maps were not so updated, so we encountered some of the features not indicates on them. Missed some rivers that had dried up and a hill that no longer existed. In a way, it got us confused for some minutes but we got our bearing back shortly.

Unfortunately, one of the team members hurt her leg and she could no longer walk on her own. So we had to carry her. The men in the group took turns in carrying her. While the ladies helped with her bag.

We could create jokes and tell stories, even sing at some point. Just to get the energy to step forward as our energy levels dropped with every step.

It took us almost three-quarter of the day to find our spot. So getting back to our campsite was a marathon, to avoid allowing darkness get us lost. We had mastered our way so we avoid doing any reforms while getting back as we had the insufficient light. The moon was not very bright.

Just about to get to our campsite, we met a group of hyenas heading out for a hurt. We had been advised to remain as a group in such circumstances. So we stuck together. They did laugh at us but did no harm. So it worked.

Conclusion

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What’s your preference between bathtub or shower?

What’s your preference between bath tub or shower? The question that came to my mind today morning as I took a shower. I thought of the water volumes involved and thought why not explore it with my readers.

Most of us will prefer shower, especially in the mornings on your way to work or somewhere in a hurry. While bath tub are preferred and associated to romance or just having some quality time after a long day.

But does our water usage impact considered while decided whether to go for a shower or opt for a bath tub. I doubt if it even come to our imagination.

I think we are only advised to wash our hands under running water. But the rest of the body can accommodate less water.

Shower

While standing below a running shower, you may not realize how much water you are using.

Some of us leave the showers open from the minute we set foot into the bathroom till the end. Not forgetting how some of us spends lots of minutes inside there. So you can guess how many cubic meters of water waster in every such baths.

Bath tub

For bath tub, the amount of water is controlled and constant. Hence can be controlled to avoid misusing water.

Although, some times we tend to have huge bath tubs that end up consuming as much water as the one that would have used ina shower.

So why am I talking about shower and bath tubs?

Water is one of the natural resources that are becoming too scarce with time.

Safe water for drinking will soon disappear from our taps. And the long tantalizing warm showers will be a history.

We are yet to embrace 100% water cycle around the world.

Meaning, most of the used water get wasted into the soils that are too dry to enable the water make way into the water tables.

Drylands are the worst victims, as the water tables are getting deeper and deeper. Thus too hard to be dropped.

Fresh water has directly been affected by the climate change. The rivers are drying, deforestation took away all the trees that helped in rains formation, among others.

This means that if we continue wasting the available fresh water, we have few years to do so. After which we will have no more fresh water.

Conclusion

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When Climate Change Stakeholders and Bloggers Come Together, Great Things Happen

When Climate Change Stakeholders and Bloggers Come Together, Great Things Happen

When Climate Change Stakeholders and Bloggers Come Together, Great Things Happen. The just concluded Bloggers sensitization workshop just gave me hope in our ministry of Enviroment and Forestry once again.

A few years ago, immediately after graduating and getting my bachelors degree in Wildlife Management. Just like any graduate, I started looking for a job and my first stop was at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in one of the county government.

Very prepared and confident that I will get a chance to apply what I had learned in class. I was ready for either a job or an internship, but not what I encountered that day.

As you all know how hard it is to have a sitting with the big guys in the government office. So getting an appointment with him was after a few weeks of constant calls and visits to his office. So he had no choice but allow me a few minutes of his time.

I requested him to let me know some of the projects he was currently having for the benefit of our environment and forest. And the answer almost made me lose my cool. He shamelessly told me that, he was currently helping in digging dams for the community. So as to allow them access to water.

That was not a bad idea, but isn’t that supposed to be done by guys from the ministry of water? So innocently made my question clearer, and inquired if he had any projects that directly profited environment or forest management/cover. And there was none.

I had just got my final paper at the university published and it was promoting the planting of indigenous species. As well as highlighting the negative effects of exotic species. It was one of the ideas that I was to share with him but he was not in a position to welcome the idea. So sadly, I went back home and lost faith in this ministry.

Then Blogging Happened

I tried other environmental fields to get a job, but none came through. Since I had to take care of myself and lessen my parent’s burden, I decided to take any job that crossed my path.

My passion for the environment still stayed with me and that’s how I ended up blogging. I realized I could still educate others through this channel.

And blogging through BAKE (Blogger Association of Kenya) helped me get this amazing opportunity to interact with incredible climate change stakeholders.

When Climate Change Stakeholders and Bloggers Come Together, Great Things Happen

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We Need To Talk

We Need To Talk

We Need To Talk. The most fear sentence of line by human kind.

I looked at him and wondered, “Why are so sad?”and what’s the need of the talk?”
He just shook his head and looked the other side.

Had I done something wrong?


I needed to know, so I went ahead and planted my face to his.
He took a deep breath and requested me to sit with him.

“Have you ever though how things would be running here, if human species was never part of it?”

That was not what I was hoping for, so I just stared at him.

“More species are getting extinct each passing day. The climate and weather patterns are no longer predictable. Infact they are becoming unbearable.

The temperatures in the oceans are rising and poles are rapidly melting away. Oxygen is becoming a critical need in the ocean’s floor. How are those species supposed to survive without oxygen.

It’s funny how you joke of how in near future, ice cone will be melting in your hands before you even get a chance to lick it few times. The heat is already here, and as always. It has not yet shock you enough. Can you know enjoy your ice cream in the open around midday?

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How do I contribute towards Nature Conservation?

Calls for nature conservation have been dominating our news and conversations lately. And you maybe asking yourself, how do I become useful? This is a good start and in the next five minutes, you will be good to go.

What is nature conservation

It involves sustainable utilization of natural resources in order to prevent their depletion. Its done through an official supervision of these natural resources.

It’s simply refers to preserving of the natural resources. By preserving them, we are able to prevent extinct of these valuable resources.

Lets make our Earth greener.

Why is it important to participate in nature conservation.

Human activities pose major threats facing natural resources. These activities causes a negative balance between ecosystem and biodivervisty. If left unchecked, they can result to extinction of these natural resources.

By embracing ways and method that support and promote nature sustainability. We will be able to practice nature conservation effectively.

Countries have been joining efforts towards a greener earth. This led to 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are to be adopted by all countries. Adoption of these goals will promote achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developments.

By adopting these goals, peoples’ live will be improved and nature will not face extinction. These 17 Sustainable Development Goals includes:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Sustainable Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Combat climate change

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

As you can see goals 2,6,7,8,9,11,12 and 13 are targeted towards promoting natural resources conservation. As well as reducing any negative effects as a result of human activities.

Let's embrace solar systems for our energy requirements.

Personal levels in nature conservation.

How do you contribute towards this noble act as a person?

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Let’s Embrace Domestic Tourism

Domestic tourism is not very popular in Kenya. This is mostly due to the wrong information. Whereby locals tend to assume that the gate fees are too expensive. They also an assumption that tourism belong to the white guys. But all these are wrong information being assumed to be true.

There have been an increase in the domestic tourism rates. And most people are embracing the activity. Locals are visiting parks, reserves, orphanages and sanctuaries. They are also taking part in conservation activities. Including planting of trees, providing support towards wildlife, among others.
To the rest, who are yet to embrace domestic tourism. Let me take this opportunity to take you through the expenses. It’s not expensive as you may think. Am sure you will definitely visit one of them after reading this.

First, I will outline for you the various categories of conservation areas. These categories are as per Kenya Wildlife Service. And they do have different charges.

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They include:

  • Premium parks – These includes Amboseli National Park and Nakuru National Park.
  • Wilderness parks – This category is further divided into two:
    1.Wilderness park A – which includes both Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park.
    2.Wilderness Park B – which includes Meru National Park, Aberdare National Park as well as Mt. Kenya National Park.
  • Urban Safari – This include the Nairobi National Park.
  • Sanctuaries – They include the animal orphange center, both in Nairobi and Kisumu, Impala safari walk and Nairobi Safari Walk.
  • Mountain climbing – Just like the name, it includes Mount Kenya National Park that allow mountain climbing.
  • Special Interest – This category is also further divided into two:
    1.Special Interest A includes Hell’s Gate National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and Ol-Donyo Sabuk National Park.
    2.Special Interest B includes all the other parks that have not been mentioned.
  • Marine parks – Includes the Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park, Malindi Marine National Park, Mombasa Marine National Park and Kiunga Marine National Park.

Zebra
Zebra

Parks fees is as follows:

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Political Will is vital to Conservation

Political will is the firm intention or commitment on the part of a government to carry through a policy, especially one which is not immediately successful or popular. It is the motive force that promotes political action. A collection of political benefits and costs resulting from passing of any given law. Passing of these laws may upset some and please others.

The government owns all the natural resources and its their mandate to manage them. They are responsible in ensuring that these resources are sustain-ably  conserved. And this is why political will is vital in conservation. All the policies and laws protecting natural resources are made in parliaments. The personnel entrusted to protect the natural resources are employed by the government.

In short, the government is the major decision makers when it comes to natural resources. With that in mind, they can be able to save or neglect the resources. If they don’t contribute enough and needed political will, natural resources will be doomed.

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