My name is Bella Lack and I am a 15 year old conservationist and environmentalist. I write my blog to engage others in issues that I feel passionately about, especially those related to animals and the environment. I hope you enjoy it. :)

August 9, 2018

We stood outside Euston Gardens, gathering placards and people amid the rallying cries of change-makers. I weaved through the crowd reading the signs, ‘the seas are rising and so are we’, ‘system change, NOT climate change’, and ‘last warning, stop the warming’. 


Bold...

July 19, 2018

An ashen figure slices through the pale sky, climbing steeply away from the ground. His amber eyes focus intently on the bundle of cream clouds traversing the landscape. Heavy wingstrokes propel him forwards with an elegance beyond the capabilities of even the most cel...

July 9, 2018

The ground is baked, marbled by deep cracks and dusty earth. Brittle bugs lie rigid, literally cooked by the scorching sunshine.

Plants droop their cumbersome heads, not even containing sufficient energy to rouse themselves when they feel the throb of pollinators hummin...

June 17, 2018

I so often write about the magnificence of the exotic creatures that reside in distant lands. I talk about the great apes that inhabit the remote forests, I highlight the splendour of the big cats and I describe the almost transcendent beasts that populate the deep dep...

June 10, 2018

Cities are expansive splurges of grey material spilt onto the otherwise pristine and green natural world. They replace the most elemental aspects of nature with the roar of humanity; the melodious bird song is drowned among the rumble of traffic, the silky layer of mor...

June 8, 2018

The photo (to the right) shows Born Free's founder, Virginia McKenna, visiting the tragic dolphins of Marineland, Antibes in France. In dolphinariums across the world, it is a common sight - desolate pools of overly-chlorinated water, enclosed by sparse stretches of co...

June 2, 2018

Two days ago my account on twitter with 175,000 followers was suspended. My crime was not being inappropriate or explicit, it was not being offensive or insulting, it was not being deceptive or delusory. No, my crime was being a teenager.

I am over the required age for...

May 23, 2018

The moonlight pooled on the warm concrete, the last commuters rushed through the dark street, heads down, feet thumping the pavement in their haste. A delicate breeze braided through the trees, blowing away the last vestiges of the hot day. Only then, when the streets...

May 22, 2018

The light had waned until the sky was a deep navy-blue.

We stood in the warm twilight of Borneo, in the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation centre in Sabah. The orang-utans had made their nests for the night and the piercing wails of the cicadas that started at sunset wer...

March 4, 2018

What do you think of when I say the word ‘zoo’? It is most likely that you envision majestic elephants, regal lions, and troops of cackling monkeys. 

 But what you didn’t SEE was the elephant’s broken heart as she so desperately desires to be with and around her ow...

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My name is Bella Lack. I'm a 15 year old environmentalist and conservationist. I write my blog to share my passion and love of the natural world and to engage others in issues that I feel hold great importance. I hope you enjoy it. :)