Thika Academy: The Story Of Dr. Philip Stander

Thika Academy: The Story Of Dr. Philip Stander For months, Joost – owner of Thika Travel and board member of Thika Foundation – had been talking about the unique man he wanted to invite to The Netherlands for a lecture. He meant Dr. Philip Stander, or ‘Flip’ for friends and family. March came around and […]

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Children of the Himalaya

Children of the Himalaya As one of her key projects for 2018 the Thika Foundation sponsors the Monastery Project of the Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC). That project is up and running en we have high expectations for it. It focuses on teaching the teachers, the Buddhist monks, that form such an important part of Ladakhi […]

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Conserving Namibia’s Desert Lions

Conserving Namibia’s Desert Lions With great foresight the new constitution, that was adopted at independence in 1990, Namibia enacted very progressive environmental protection laws and adopted a unique conservancy program that gave and gives the communities of the country the right to manage their own lands and the wildlife living on it in the form […]

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Trip to Snow Leopard Conservancy

Trip to Snow Leopard Conservancy Ladakh in winter is a special experience. In summer, Ladakh already has a rough and barren landscape, but there still is some green to be found. In winter the green disappears, the trees are bare and pale in colour and the many shrubs and bushes are yellow and dry. And […]

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The Start Of It All

The Start Of It All Anniversary Last year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Thika Travel. In a near déjà vu of back when Thika Travel was founded in 1987, I again sat at the notary office. This time to set up the founding deed of the Thika Foundation. Together with the other board members, […]

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