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BBC Ecotourism Article

BBC News. At the moment Gabon, in West Africa, is reliant on oil for its income. But with supplies due to run out by 2020, President Omar Bongo is keen to turn some of the virgin equatorial forest - full of elephants, chimps, gorillas, mandrills, hippos and leopards - into national parks for tourists. It is a bit disconcerting to find your interviewee doesn't like talking. Liz Pearson ... Read here.

 

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Follow Grace Kelly's Footsteps

Daily Mail: Sarah Monaghan reports from northern Mallorca. Lying on the deck of the Balearic Breezer, its white sails billowing as it cruises across the Bay of Pollensa, I feel glamorous. We sail into Formentor Bay, a golden strip of sand enclosed by pine-forested hillsides where the water is shades of cobalt and aquamarine. Trailing my hand in it, I see a champagne cork bobbing... Read here.

 

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Viewing Pleasures

Gabon Magazine: With settings from Out of Africa to the Heart of Darkness, Loango National Park offers such a varied landscape that, as Sarah Monaghan discovers, each day’s safari is a new episode. Startled by the muffled yelps, Dimitri, our guide, looked around sharply, half expecting perhaps to see a wild animal on his tail. After all, that was why we were creeping ... Read here.

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Losing Glitz and Glamour in Dubai

Article for BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent: Recent events have seen Dubai reel from economic crisis. Sarah Monaghan revisits the city and discovers that this has had profound effects on the personality of the glitzy Gulf emirate. Standing on the outdoor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, with its floor-to-ceiling glass walls, I am so high above the earth that it feels as if I am on the wing of an aeroplane ... Read here.

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Article: Oil & Gas

Geographical Magazine: Sarah Monaghan reports from the Smithsonian Institute's base on the oilfields of Gabon. I saw my first elephant pretty well as soon as I touched down at Gamba Airport – on a runway that is a strip of red earth slicing through the forest. A handsome male, with the straight tannin-stained tusks typical of the African forest variety ... Read here

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Benefits of Bilingualism

The Telegraph: Sarah Monaghan reports on the benefits of bilingual and trilingual language development in children. Professor Tony Cline of Luton University is an educational psychologist specialising in language development in children. He says we have revised our image of how the brain works. "We used to think it had a limited capacity, like a milk bottle, and that it ... 

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Cutting Edge

Gabon Magazine: Gabon is proving to be a pioneer for sustainable forestry management in Central Africa. Sarah Monaghan goes to sees the work of one its most successful companies. It's only from the air that you grasp the magnitude of Gabon’s tropical forests. When my plane takes off from Libreville International Airport, I can see below the Presidential Palace, a building ...

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