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The Gap Year Blog

The Gap Year Blog

Hunting was a necessity for many people in prehistoric times, now, most hunters stalk and kill animals merely to show off to their friends or for the thrill of it. Displacing animals and ripping their families apart, animals are becoming confused and alone, leaving countless animals orphaned and vulnerable to other animal predators.

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Climate change is one of the largest issues the world is facing. Pollution, urbanization, deforestation, the growth of livestock farming is all putting increasing pressure on the planet and its natural resources. This strain, along with the resulting climate change, is affecting every country in the world.

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After a massive surge in the number of vegans in the last decade, many people are adopting the life of a vegan this January. People are realising the benefits of becoming a vegan, from a healthier diet, a better mindset, to just a way of trying to stay planet-friendly.

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Africa’s tourism industry is not the second-fastest in the world. Inbound visitor growth in Africa is predicted to grow at least 5% in the next three years, showing that Africa will remain one of the most attractive destinations in the upcoming years:

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Eco-friendly travel is becoming more and more popular. According to a report by booking.com, 87% of the global travellers that they interviewed indicated that they desire to travel more sustainably.

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If you’ve been to a tropical destination near the sea and find yourself looking at a plant emerging itself from under the salty sea or mud, then you’ve seen a mangrove.

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Pollution is having several noticeable effects on our environment - landfills are overflowing, oceans are full of plastic waste, and average temperatures are increasing all around the globe.

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Fashion – a $2.5 trillion sector – is the second most polluting industry on Earth, right behind oil. The pressure to reduce costs and speed up production time means that environmental corners are cut in the name of profit. Clothes have become cheaper, trend cycles have sped up and shopping has become a monthly if not weekly event for many of us. Fast fashion and large global chains dominate both the highstreets and the online world. But how does it impact people and the planet?

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The hierarchy became such a greed, none of them worthy of a country lead, they wouldn’t listen to our plead,

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Months of severe drought and record-breaking temperatures have fuelled massive bush fires all across Australia, forcing thousands of people out of their homes, and killing millions of wildlife.

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