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Gap Year

 

Year 12 received a talk about taking a Gap Year. The talk was given by Frontier. ‘Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in the world’s poorest countries. Our first projects were in Tanzania, one of the world’s poorest countries. Carrying out groundbreaking surveys in remote forest, savanna, and marine environments, our dedicated teams of volunteers set about building a comprehensive picture of areas that were heretofore ignored, despite being, as we discovered, among the most biodiverse areas in the world. At the time, Professor John Poynton of the Natural History Museum said:

“In its biodiversity and biogeographical dynamics, Tanzania is proving to be one of the most – if not the most – significant countries in Africa… Over the past decade Frontier’s collecting and data recording has progressively developed to achieve high professional standards, which allow vastly improved knowledge of the biodiversity, ecology and biogeography of the area through a detailed recording of specimens, habitats and altitudes… Frontier’s work certainly sets a new standard in the exploration and documenting of the African fauna.”‘

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