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Andaman Encounters | Olaf’s Corner

Andaman Encounters | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 25, 2019 0

Kayaking the Seven Seas has given me plenty of fantastic wildlife encounters to marvel at, but what floated some hundred feet in front of my boat in the Indian Ocean on that hot afternoon

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Thank You, Palau | Olaf’s Corner

Thank You, Palau | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 18, 2019 0

With long flowing hair, a bronzed muscular body and dressed only in salty paddling shorts, my co-guide, Ron Leidich, lectured us with focused authority. The subject was wartime death and destruction in Pelileu, a

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Paddling the Beauty in the Dark | Olaf’s Corner

Paddling the Beauty in the Dark | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 15, 2019 0

The young Buddhist monk in a saffron-colored robe offered his blessings to me and my kayak. He wished us good luck on our journey through the big cave under the mountain. He then waved

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Children: Our True Hope in Conservation | Olaf’s Corner

Children: Our True Hope in Conservation | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 11, 2019 0

In these uncertain days of environmental onslaught of our planet’s wild places and species, I have a hard time looking into my own children’s eyes without some concern. I believe in my heart they

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Inside an Amazon River Cruise

Inside an Amazon River Cruise

WWF February 4, 2019 0

I recently had the opportunity to go on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip to Peru, which included a river cruise on the Amazon. It was an amazing trip and gave me the opportunity to experience the

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Conservation Comes Full Circle

Conservation Comes Full Circle

WWF January 16, 2019 0

About 20 years ago at the start of my career, I jumped on an opportunity to work with WWF in Peru, where I found myself traveling often to the far reaches of the Peruvian

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A Sneeze is Worth a Thousand Words

A Sneeze is Worth a Thousand Words

WWF December 26, 2018 0

An African safari has always made me imagine iconic species such as elephants, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, zebra, giraffe… beautiful animals that represent the incredibly diversity of life on Earth, and their fragility. Yet in

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Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Natural Habitat Adventures December 24, 2018 0

Madagascar is the most unique place I’ve ever been. Geographically, biologically, culturally—it is so isolated and truly seems to operate in a vacuum. This African island was once blanketed almost entirely by forest, and

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