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Lin and Clive, Art and Conservation!

In the south  east of Zimbabwe, Africa, lies the Save Valley Conservancy, (SVC), a wildlife reserve of nearly one million acres. A semi-arid wilderness of spectacular granite kopjies, golden savannah, ancient leadwood forests and monolithic baobab trees, this tantalizing territory … Continue reading

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sweet/bitter: senuko seasons past and yet to come

Watch out! Many gorgeous flowers such as my Adenium swazicum, harbour a resident crab spider, cute but deadly…(if you are the size of a fly)… Bitter Sweet reminisces… Our year past, 2017, at our bush house, Tsavene, has been one … Continue reading

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Wild Dog Diaries by Lin Barrie, writings and sketches of the Nyarushanga Pack…

For the last few years I have been honored with the sometimes fleeting but always  constant presence of the Nyarushanga Pack in my life, at Senuko Ranch in the Save Valley Conservancy. Even when they are mobile and elusive, their … Continue reading

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Of Elephants and Water, Wild Dogs and Birding….

Of Elephants and Water, Wild Dogs and Birding…. May 20th, 2016 We have just spent four intense days at Tsavene… our beautiful but neglected Senuko bush house. Waves and waves of buffalo coming to our muddy Tsavene waterhole, and then … Continue reading

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Tracker Dogs in Gonarezhou, protecting our elephants…

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge has a wonderful variety of elephant sightings to offer guests… From the Lodge and room balconies we often see these gorgeous animals crossing the great Save River….often with tiny babies helped along through deep water by … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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“That Lonely Thorn Tree” revisited…where to from here for African rhinos?

In 2008, my story “That Lonely Thorn Tree” was published by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, (she who wrote that awesome book, Women Who Run With The Wolves”…). SADLY, not much has changed since I wrote this story (reproduced in bold type … Continue reading

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