Below is a link to a video I took of a mother elephant and 2 calves at Tarangire National Park Tanzania. No editing, no added sound, only raw footage 6 mins long. I’m told that it’s too long of a video for a website, but since both are my entities to share as I will……
I hope this draws the viewer into feeling they are there. Because in the not too distant future this scene will vanish.The water will dry up, pressure from local communities living around national parks who want water for their cattle.
Cattle are not sustainable in drought prone areas, they turn it into a dust bowl. There are far too many cattle bred/born since Independence in 1961 to be sustainable. Then there’s human, wildlife conflict when a roaming lion kills a Maasai cow. They retaliate as is their custom, and kill the lion. This is a fragile Eco-system in the balance.
The “Carina Water Wells Project Tabora Tanzania“ film placed 3rd (sustainability category) in an on line international film contest ViewChange.org The site is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here to view the film http://www.viewchange.org/ videos/carina-water-wells- project From 2008
Aloha! Time goes by so fast, I can’t believe that it will be 2 years in July since the Kitete School rain water catchment tank was constructed in 2011. News from my colleague Christopher Nyamwanji is that the rainfall this year (2013) is better than last year. Carina Water Wells Projects will focus on a […]
I found it difficult to adjust to being back from the other side of the world in Tabora. Life is so much easier here by comparison. As much as I’d like to talk story about my journey this summer 2011 I tend not to because it’s hard for people to relate to, bucket baths for […]
At the end of June 2011 I returned to Tabora to work on another Carina Water Project. Kitete School was selected by my colleague Christopher Nyamwanji Chairman of Sudeso (Sustainable Development Solutions). Coincidentally the area has sentimental value to me! It is located across the road & a roundabout from a former German fort which […]
ViewChange. org has launched an on line international film competition to find powerful new stories about the progress being made in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These short videos will be used to raise awareness, inspire action, and accelerate the worldwide movement to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. Jacqueline came to me […]
Friday July 17th 2009 Jambo! Saturday July 11th – I went to check the writing on the well & catchment tank, there were a few mistakes but these were corrected. The writing is very big, much larger than I anticipated & can be read from some distance! I was told that it didn’t matter because […]