Why am I angry?

I still don’t really know why am this angry at her.

It was an eventful day and was happy about it. Unfortunately , on my way home this happened.

I came across a couple fighting. Waiting they were not fighting since the lady was the one receiving the beating. The guy was fighting her ruthlessly, even throwing stuff like broken bottles at her. She was trying her best to apologize but this guy seem not to get any of that.

People had just surrounded them , as if watching tv show. No one tried or showed sign of helping these people out. Claiming that fights between couple should be left to the couples to solve. But hey, this lady’s life was on line here. This guy could end up ending her life while they watched.

I tried to ask one of the guys in the audience to try to hold down the fighting dude since he was the big one. He just snobbed me and told me to enjoy the show just like everyone else. This was bullshit so i went for the extreme measure. I decided to give a call to one of my friends who happens to be in the police department.

At least he seem to care and able to do something. He was very effective because they responded in the shortest time possible. The lady was already bleeding from all the cuts she got from the broken glasses.

Then boom, she almost gave me a heart attack. She requested the police to release his husband, As it was a simple misunderstanding. That things will be okay. What was wrong with her?

The police had no choice but release the guy. And they left.

Guess what!

Just as the police car left and I decided to go home and mind my own business. I had the screamings again. The fight resumed.

Am still very angry when I remember or think about this incidence.

LETS ALL SAY A BIG NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. No person is allowed to cause any kind of abuse to their partners.

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What I learnt from the Blue Economy Conference 2018

What I learnt from the Blue Economy Conference 2018.

The conference lasted for three short days and I believe its was a success. As I got to learn more and I know some people somewhere agree too.

It had the best timing and if all the wordings are made to reality. Then our oceans are in great hands.

So what re some of the things that really impressed me

Blue economy offers a lot of opportunities
Blue economy offers a lot of opportunities Blue economy offers a lot of opportunities

Blue economy will unlock potential by marine and its resources.

For a long time, we (developing countries), have not taken water resources seriously. We lack an effective framework to sustain-ably  exploit these resources.

Requirements for a sustainable blue economy

A successful blue economy has to be sustainable. To avoid over-exploitation and destruction of the resources we look forward to exploit. Unlike gold mining, ocean will need to be allowed time and subjected to conducive environment for its resources.

For fishing to excel, then we should not fish the little ones or flock in the water bodies. We should allow fish time to procreate and grow in size. Hence able to strike the balance.

Blue economy plays an important role to other economies

Blue economy is a new dimension in our economies and hence inadequately exploited. It’s the new jack pot and we should be careful to do things right from the very beginning.

If sustain-ably exploited, then we are to gain much more and still maintain healthy waters.

Conservation of marine and its resources is paramount

A healthy ocean and other water bodies will be able to offer the resources to be exploited. Hence their conservation is a must. For a cow to give more and good milk, then you have to take good care of her. Same applies to all water bodies. It’s a two-way traffic relationship.

Successful blue economy is a global teamwork

No one country can claim ownership of the oceans and its resources. This is because they touch different continents and always on the move with its resources. The fish migrate all the time, same to other species found in the waters. So if one country decides to mishandled these species while they are in their territory. Then the effect will be felt by all nations associated to that ocean.

As a planet its our responsibility to collectively take good care of marine and its resources.

Nations got an opportunity to read their commitments towards sustainable blue economy during the conference. This shows how  serious we need each other to succeed and have healthy oceans.

Sad fact: Research shows that if we don’t stop treating oceans like dumpsites. By 2050, plastic will be more than fish in our oceans.

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What is Blue economy?

What is blue economy? What does it entail?

The Blue economy conference for 2018 kicked off two days ago and will be concluding today. It brought many nations, organisation and people together.

Let’s get to understand what it entails

In general terms, it is use of marine environment for its economic value. Include activities such as fishing, marine tourism, marine sport, transport,among others.

Did you know?

  • Oceans covers 72% of our planet surface.
  • Ocean helps to both generate oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide. Its literally gives us life just like trees.
  • Oceans recycle nutrients and regulates global climate and temperature.
  • Ocean provide employment and source of food.

Humans are known to take more than needed when it comes to exploiting resources. Especially natural resources. Hence needs to be put on check before they can cause depletion of whatever they are exploiting.

And that’s where the blue economy conference comes in. It is used as a tool to ensure sustainable exploitation of marine resources. As well as ensuring that environment is well taken care of.

According to World Wildlife Fund, Blue economy means use of marine and its resources for sustainable economic developments.

They are geared to promote three key agenda, which includes:

  1. Overall contribution of the marine environment to economies.
  2. Addressing the environmental and ecological sustainability of the marine environment.
  3. Blue economy as a growth opportunity for both developed and developing countries.

Which are some of potential for blue economy?

  • Marine biotechnology and bio-prospecting
  • Aquaculture
  • Seabed extraction
  • Renewable energy
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Existence of biodiversity

Challenges

  • Over-exploitation of marine resources.
  • Illegal undertakings in oceans , that is, illegal fishing, use of illegal equipment.
  • Waste disposal to the oceans. There’s inadequate care for marine environment and its ecosystem.
  • Piracy activities.

Snippet of the Blue Economy Conference 2018

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How to tell between Crocodiles and Alligators

How to tell between crocodiles and alligators? Do you know how to go about it?

They can be easily confused with each other. This is because they do have a good number of similarities. They are some of the awesome reptiles to explore.

Some people have also gone an extra me to pet them. And developed friendship with. But they still remain dangerous animals. Hence care should be highly considered while dealing with them.

Alligator
Alligator Alligator
Crocodile
Crocodile Crocodile

What are some of their similarities?

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Humble request

I have submitted my blogger to the Wildlife Blogger Competition 2018. Kindly vote for me. My entry number is 45.

https://www.terra-incognita.travel/2018/people-just-need-to-be-directed-in-the-right-direction

Do you have any plans this weekend?

Hello dear ones, do you have any plans this weekend?

The week has finally come to an end. Time to relax and do something for fun. Get out there and interact with nature. Give your body and soul some treat.

So what are some of the activities you can enjoy this weekend?

  • Game drives / Short safaris
  • Hiking / Mountain climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Trekking
  • Bird-watching
  • Free style street photography
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Ballooning
  • Swimming
  • Sky diving
  • Walks on the beach/nature parks
  • Volunteering in the communities or animals orphanage/sanctuaries.
  • Long naps
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Go for a movie
  • The list is endless….
Animal therapy

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Do you easily take ownership of your mistakes?

How often do you take ownership of your mistakes without blaming it on something or someone?

Especially the devil, I don’t know about where you are. But wher I am, most people when they have no one to blame for the mistakes or something to use as an excuse. Then the devil is used as the guine pig. And they will easily blame it on the devil/demons. Not forgetting parents, friends, enemies, collegues, cars, alarm, and the list is endless. Am not very sure if that’s suppossed to be the case.

The more we keep looking for excuses and things/people to blame for our mess. We deny ourselves an opportunity to learn from them. Sometime, its true something or someone may have contributed to our mess. But we remain the CEO of your life, hence have the final go ahead in everything you do.

What about you? Do you take ownership of your mistakes?

Humble request

Hello dear ones,

Today I don’t have much to say but rather have a very humble request.

Kindly vote for my blog to be the Wildlife Blog of the Year 2018.

My entry number is 45 and you can get there through the following link.

https://www.terra-incognita.travel/2018/people-just-need-to-be-directed-in-the-right-direction

Thanks in advance.

Have a great day.

Her Wish

Her wish is difficult to give,

And its even harder to let her know.

She has never asked me for something this passionately,

To a point of allowing me break some rules,

Just to be able to make her wish come true.

I feel as if am the bad person here,

With no option to change things,

And give her this wish,

I just gave her a smile and no answer,

Empty hopes and possibilities.

I love her so much,

And breaking her heart will literally kill me,

Am torn within and really confused,

Yet to decide what to do about the wish.

What do you think?

I would like to know your thoughts about this thought am about to share with you.

It’s something that have been bothering my brain for a while. And always eats me up when I see something that make me remember about it.

Why do we value illegal trade of wildlife parts in form of money/price? Why do we place a price tag on them? Estimate what value they would have attracted in both black and illegal market.

There is this beautiful public beach in a filling station along the highway I use on my way home. It’s very beautiful and contain important information and awareness about rhinos.

It does a good job to explain all the reason we should allow rhinos a bright future. Giving us recent updates of their population status. And boldly gives us two choices, “Let it Live or Let it Perish”.

I have no problem with all that. In fact I like it and gives me a smile wherever I pass by. Unfortunately the smile vanishes away shortly. This is because, the information goes ahead to give estimates of rhino’s horn. How much they can be sold out there. Why did they just have to spoil every with that one sentence.

That one sentence handicaps most of conservation effort being spread to the people.

I remember while I was volunteering as an assistant teacher in some secondary school. I introduced wildlife club and we held meetings on Fridays. We could discuss various issues surrounding our environment especially the wildlife. We also held debates and tackle challenging topics.

One day my students brought up a very sensitive and tricky debate. At first, I was shocked but impressed so I agreed we debate about it. It was about the burning of ivory done by our president of Kenya. The burning of ivory is done in support of fight against poaching.

One group supported the motion of burning the ivory. While the other group thought it was wise to sell the ivory and use the money for conservation of the remaining wildlife.

For them, they reasoned that since damage was already done. Why not look at the remaining possibilities of generating positive feedback from the whole horror. Some countries still practise ivory trade legally so trading the ivory could a legit deal.

Its clear this group understood the financial problems facing conservation and thought sale of those ivory would offer some help. Hence innocently fought against the motion. Since for them it was a double loss. The dead wildlife and the burnt ivory.

The other group too did a good job to support their motion. And stood firm that ivory should continue to be burnt. So as to send a message to all poachers and illegal traders of wildlife products.

In the process, I asked myself. What if the students didn’t know the estimated price of the ivory? Or the value of the ivory had been presented in terms of the number of wildlife that had to died in the process? Would they have come up with that motion?

My thoughts

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Be Safe While Enjoying Game drive

It’s important to be safe while enjoying game drive. We still need you to explain to us all the fun stuff and experience you get there. And you can only do that by being back completely and healthy. With no incidents.

Every conservation area does have rules and regulations. Which helps to guide and guard all the visitors. Sadly, just like the terms and conditions, very few do read them. Most of us just ignore and think we can handle it with no guidance. Until we do something crazy and things turn ugly.

Never Forget

Wildlife kill or get killed. They have no rules to follow or care about any. After all, its their home and they are wild. They have their own ways of living. They only care about what to eat, reproduce and survive. So they will literally do anything to keep it that way.

Some incidence that made me wanna pull some visitors’ ears

If you do game drives frequently, you get to meet different types of visitors. They sometime do crazy stuff either due to ignorance or lack of knowledge.

Taking photos carelessly in the wild

The selfie generation is the most annoying one. While in the wild, put a pose to your selfie moments. There was this family who had got out of their car to take selfies and photos. In the middle of the park. There were bushes nearby. They seem not to understand what danger they were exposing themselves to. Can you imagine they were in company of two toddlers?

Its very dangerous to get out of your car while in the wild. Unless you have a sign advising you so. Anything could have been in that bush. And wildlife could harm you badly before you make it back to your car. So its a terrible and dangerous to get out of your car while game driving.

You may think that you have checked for any wildlife presence. Hence safe to get out. But its wildlife habitat, they know their home well. And hiding favours them. Most wildlife will just allow you to spot them. But if they decide to hide, you will not be able to spot them. Let that sink in and remain in your car always.

Leaving windows and rooftops open

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