lion in a tree

The famous big five of the African savannah

The big five of Africa Many people have the dream of seeing the big five in Africa, I was (or am) one of them myself. I have been lucky enough to see all these animals on my trip to Uganda, but if I get the chance to go on another safari I would go immediately. Let start by introducing the big five: African elephant (Loxodonta …

tropical forest

My four years towards graduating for my nature-related bachelor study

Bachelor of Science in Tropical Forestry After I went to Madagascar and fell in love with tropical nature and its inhabitants, I decided that I wanted to study nature conservation. Not any nature conservation, but focused on the tropics. I found the study ‘Forest and Nature conservation’, on a small green university of applied science, and instantly knew that this was the study I was …

norwegian forest creek

A tropical adventure close by home in Norway

Stuck at home means no adventure?! Covid-19 has been affecting us for several months now. With strict lockdowns in the first weeks, or even months. Almost everybody was working from home and students followed classes online. In the last weeks, restrictions have been lowered slowly. Some countries are allowed to visit for holiday this summer. But many countries, including Norway, advised staying home for the …

malagasy children

The start of my big dream to work and live in tropical Africa

Why do I want to work in nature conservation? Why am I dreaming of a life in Africa, when I have everything I could dream of here in The Netherlands and in Norway? Why would I give up all the luxuries we have here in these ‘rich’ countries? Why do I want to move so far away from my family and friends? Why do I …