Today is World Giraffe Day and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate it than chatting to giraffe expert and children’s author Monica Bond.
Monica is a wildlife biologist at the Wild Nature Institute, an NGO that creates environmental education tools for children and adults in Tanzania and the US, as well as other English speaking countries.
Africa is a place that holds a real fascination for me so I absolutely loved chatting to Monica about her work out there and what she believes needs to be done to save Africa’s unique and amazing wildlife. If you fancy escaping to Africa, quite literally, for a little while, have a listen.
We talk about . . .
The important work that she is doing in Africa.
The differences and similarities between children in Africa and the US in terms of their connection to nature.
Monica’s beautiful children’s books and her self-publishing journey to get them out into the world.
The effect that educating children about the issues facing our natural world is having at ground level.
Monica’s experiences working with woman and girls in Tanzania and the role they play in preserving Africa’s wildlife.
What it’s like working in Africa, particularly as a woman.
The biggest problems we’re facing in conserving our natural world
And what gives her hope that we can save it.
Take a look at the www.wildnatureinstitute.org
to see the amazing and important work they are undertaking in Africa and in the US. For details on how to buy Monica's beautiful books please visit my website wilderkids.org