Today marked a great day for progress on a particular elephant project in North Bengkulu. It has been a work in progress to build an electric fence at the elephant conservation center in Seblat, Bengkulu, South Sumatra. The camp elephants that I have been photographing for 6 years needed an improved quality of life and this project will take steps towards ensuring that. The electric fence will allow the elephants to live chain free, mingle together as a herd and provide the potential to breed. Today the fence was completed along with solar energy to power the electric fence. Big […]
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The orphans of Bengkulu get a helping hand
I’m continuing to work on my many projects here in Sumatra and Our Urth is just one of those. This is a new conservation minded clothing brand made in Sumatra to help fund our conservation efforts through our NGO Berdiri.
I’m working on getting back into the groove of creating videos and films and telling stories again. After all that was my original plan. I have so many simultaneous projects on the go here in Sumatra and it would be a literal crime if I did not share the journey I am taking trying to fulfil these projects, from the day to day challenges and the travel and of course the incredible culture I am surrounded by here in Indonesia. Unfortunately I have allowed a few distractions to get in the way of that plan and fall into a funk, […]
Since living in Bengkulu I have become close with the orphans of Zam Zam, spending time with them and providing them with things they need through the help of great friends and great support from around the world. Yesterday I paid them a visit to deliver more goodies only to find a new orphan named Siti Hawa had arrived at the orphanage. Siti was placed in the care of the orphanage recently because of issues with tumors on her leg and on her foot. After she was born her father realised she was not a healthy baby and decided to […]