The stimulus for undertaking this journey is my interest in the environment and to experience the great wilderness areas of the planet. With a love of nature also comes a deep concern for the state of the global environment, so—as with the first stage through Asia-Pacific—I am doing this journey in support of the World Land Trust, which I believe is doing vitally important conservation work around the globe.
Here is some information about this important conservation organisation
“The World Land Trust is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats.
“The World Land Trust funds the purchase and protection of threatened wilderness areas all over the world. The land saved is owned and managed by in-country project partner organisations. We are currently raising funds to protect wildlife habitats in South America, Africa and South East Asia.
“Over 400,000 acres (161,880 ha) of tropical forest and other wildlife areas have been permanently secured so far.
“Rainforests, grasslands, wetlands and other wildlife habitats are crucial for the survival of endangered species such as Orang-utans and Asian Elephants, as well as thousands of species of birds, plants and insects.Your donation will secure and safeguard biologically important and threatened habitats forever as nature reserves. It’s as simple and effective as that.” <http://www.worldlandtrust.org/>
Sir David Attenborough is the patron of the World Land Trust. You can learn more about it at www.worldlandtrust.org
This expedition is undertaken in association with the Rotary Club of Balwyn in Melbourne, Australia, allowing me to be involved in public speaking and a variety of environmental and humanitarian projects around the world.
One small project I have undertaken, sponsored by Rotary, was the purchase of used children’s clothing from the Salvation Army in Townsville, Australia, which I was able to distribute to impoverished communities on the island of Flores, Indonesia.
I look forward to continuing my relationship with Rotary and being involved in other grassroots initiatives during my travels.
Delivering clothing to children on Flores, Indonesia