Entries by Lara Paxton

Polar bear, Spitsbergen

81.38 Degrees North

10 years since my first visit to the beautiful Svalbard archipelago, I was excited yet apprehensive about returning. Tourism has increased in this region of the Arctic over this period and I had concerns over how much would have changed. However, I was pleased to see that the relatively small settlement of Longyearbyen (a population […]

, Woman at Coffee plantation, Uganda

Making a Difference in Rwanda and Uganda

I am proud to work for a company that is taking action in the fight against single-use plastic. This has been through education at our recent Steppes Beyond festival at the Royal Geographical Society, and Steppes’ support of many local and global charities that are making a difference when it comes to plastic pollution. This […]


“Kiss the Rhino for Good Luck”

As we drove along the dusty road, heading out of our camp, there was a sense of nervousness and excitement in the air. Our group was heading to the secret meeting point, to join Dr Peter Rogers and his expert team, to help dart a rhino as part of the rhino conservation group tour, which […]