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Saving Orangutans

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Big Toe Blog, Conservation | 0 comments

Asian rainforests in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia are being chopped down and burnt so that palm oil can be grown instead. This story book shows what happens when palm oil plantations replace rainforest This is a big problem. Those rainforests are ancient; some of the oldest rainforests on the planet. They are home to incredible tree species and plants. These trees and plants in turn support all kinds of amazing animals such as butterflies the size of plates, orangutans, rafflesia flowers, clouded leopards, rhinoceros hornbills, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran rhinoceros and Bornean...

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Cyril’s Big Adventure

Posted by on Apr 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cyril is a cirl bunting who decides to go on a BIG adventure.  But his adventure quickly turns into a perilous quest when he discovers The Nothing… Based on a true story about how we nearly lost these precious little birds, but that through the work of farmers and conservationists, the tiny Devon population began to bloom again. Listen to Katharine reading the tale in four parts here: PART 1 Watch Here PART 2 Watch Here PART 3 Watch Here PART 4 Watch Here 50p from each copy sold goes to the RSPB’s Cirl Bunting Project To buy a signed and dedicated copy...

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World Book Day Reading & Competition

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

To celebrate world book day I have read a couple of extracts from my book ”Running South America with my Husband and other Animals’. I am also giving away two signed and dedicated copies of the book to anyone who signs up to our mailing list and/ or can share my competition post on twitter / facebook. Closing date 30th April. The book chronicles David and my world first run for wildlife and wilderness. It’s packed full of wildlife and shares the stories of the people who are saving South America’s natural treasures. Including the late Doug Tompkins and his wife...

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Returning the Great to Britain

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether mountain, fen, woodland, scrubland, heath, marsh or coast, Britain has so much diversity in such a tiny area. I have lived and worked in all kinds of incredible habitats around the world, but this little island relentlessly pulls me back. There is, however, one hitch. Life, wildlife is draining from it. Its ecological potential, once great abundance and diversity of wildlife and habitats are vanishing. The yellow hammer’s plea for a, ‘Little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheeeeeeeese’ has been binned. The corn bunting’s jangling keys have been lost. Wellies can...

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Competition!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You may not be able to travel at the moment, but you can travel vicariously from your armchair through your mind to distant worlds. So sit back, turn the pages and delve into South America. A continent of superlatives; with the highest waterfall, the longest mountain chain, the highest biodiversity on earth. Run with David and I, screaming, crying, laughing and joking from the freezer to the oven. Running with parrots, anteaters, armadillos and South Americans. Two copies of, ‘Running South America with my Husband and other Animals‘ are free to wherever you are in the...

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