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Here we go

  • 04/23/08
  • Paul

Why does my apartment feel smaller with nothing in it?

It's come down to this: an empty apartment and a duffel bag ready to go.

The plan: leave Washington, DC and head to Africa. The goal: tell AWF's story by visiting the 8 African Heartlands. Spend six months on the road, bouncing from one area to the next with my laptop, camera, and some notebooks.

Piece of cake right?

About the Author

Paul began with AWF based in Nairobi for a year, before moving to Washington DC. Paul has worked at the Madrid Aquarium and at The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. He was born in New Zealand but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Paul received his B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is a member of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leadership initiative and is working on a conservation campaign to combat the illegal trade of Asian pangolins. Paul enjoys photography, travel, hikes in the woods, music, and nyama choma.

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