Entries by Donalea Patman

France follows Australia in banning lion trophies

Despite the horror that France has faced in the past week, today Segolene Royal, Minister of Environment in France announced the immediate ban on import permits of lion trophies and body parts. Following Australia’s visionary and courageous lead, announced by Environment Minister, Greg Hunt in March 2015 (months before the killing of Cecil) France is the second country to […]


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Greg Brown’s love of wildlife

Greg Brown, one of Australia’s finest chefs has created great tasting granitas with real fruits. Simply add water and freeze! He has been an international success story, with his restaurants being world class, ambassador for luxury items and his talents have been in demand worldwide. Being a gourmet chef has always had its challenges. But […]

Australia Bans Lion Trophies and Body Parts

March 13, 2015 Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced an immediate ban on the importation of lion hunting trophies and body parts as a direct response to the cruel and barbaric industry of captive breeding and canned hunting. A global first, Minister Hunt took a courageous and visionary step in helping the critical decline in Africa’s […]

Skills of our Children

Shobiyana High School Art Workshop & Exhibition with acclaimed artist Andries Botha Teaching teenagers to make art to enrich their lives through skills training, psychological and experiential creativity and providing economic opportunities. Shobiyana High School is in Acornhoek, a designated Presidential Poverty Node in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. There is 80-85% unemployment and not much […]