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5 Worthy Recommendations by, Kirsten Youens.

Updated: Aug 8, 2022

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Kirsten Youens is an environmental attorney and works on matters advocating for better protection of wildlife, specifically protected, endangered and threatened species, both terrestrial and marine. Here are 5 worthy things from her.

A book worth reading:

It is impossible to suggest only one book worth reading so here are three: (!)

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama.

  • A World of Three Zeroes by Muhammad Yunus.

  • Against All Odds by Andrew Pike.

A place worth visiting:

Pondoland on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape. There are many ways to enjoy Pondoland but I love going on guided hikes with Environmentalist Sinegugu Zukulu who was born Xolobeni and has committed his life to the development of his community.

An activity worth doing:

Hiking. We have many mountain ranges, beaches and bush to hike. So far my favourites are the Northern Drakensberg, guided hiking in Pondoland and Wilderness Trails in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi.

A movie worth watching:

The Intouchables (not the be confused with The Untouchables) is a beautiful, hilariously funny French movie with Omar Sy in the lead role. It must be watched in French with subtitles to be properly enjoyed!

A quote worth repeating:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” By anthropologist Margaret Mead



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