It's World Rhino Day! And this gorgeous close-up was taken by my favorite wildlife photographer, @franslanting. I'm crossing my fingers that we will see rhinos on our Wildlife Conservation trip to Namibia next year. Not only will we be working directly with African animals, we will also be staying in luxury tents in the Namib desert while helping do research on big cats, AND going on a 4-day safari to Etosha National Park. Sounds amazing, right? I still have 3 spots left! Get in touch or visit the website (in bio) for more information.
Colors are changing early here in the West. My favorite season is upon us! Here in Grand Junction, CO you can see the forest towering in front of sandy desert bookcliffs - it's quite a unique sight! Where are your favorite places to catch the Fall colors?
The African refugee crisis is a cause near and dear to my heart. So many women, children and families are being displaced, their villages burned and their lives disrupted forever, all at the hands of their own government.
I have started a campaign to help refugees, by helping one refugee who has the ability to garner support for the atrocities occurring in his native country of Ambazonia in Cameroon. Nebota Mukete has lost members of his own family to the violence, and has an organization that funds youth education programs and women's empowerment projects in his native country. He wants to attend the UN human rights conferences in Europe, where he can tell his story and speak the truth about what's happening in Cameroon. I am taking donations for him to both get to Europe for these conferences and perhaps to settle safely in another country, and to support the people still dealing with the atrocities in Cameroon. Will you help? You can share this post, donate any amount to the cause, or simply donate by transferring your airmiles to Nebota.
To learn more about the campaign or donate, visit www.gofundme.com/HelpNebota. ❤
Spent the weekend in the slot canyons of the San Rafael Swell in beautiful Utah. This is one of the coolest parts the state in my opinion, and I'm sad that legislation is being introduced to break it up and sell off parts of it to private owners (oil and fracking, most likely). I'm doing everything I can to protest this legislation, and my fingers are crossed that our public lands remain in the hands of the people. It's up to us to keep it that way. . . If you'd like to help or learn more, visit SUWA.org to donate or join the fight to save Utah's public lands. And swipe left on this photo to see more beautiful views!
Namibia is coming together! September 2019. I just booked my group's spots at the wildlife rescue center and our hotel rooms in Windhoek. I'm so excited to see the big 5 at Etosha National Park! I still have spots open for this trip, so if you'd like to join, get in touch. . . CHEETAHHHHHHHS!!! Need I say more? 😆😄 . . #volunteertravel#travelwithapurpose #jennieofthejungle#guidedtrips#guidedtravel
Did you celebrate International Vulture awareness day? I did! By taking a selfie with this educational ambassador vulture from the Tracy Aviary. Her name is Chewie. She demonstrates every day how important vultures are to the world and the environment.