Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods

Leigh is originally from the United Kingdom but has spent the vast majority of his adult life living and working abroad. After completing his education, he left his home country for Greece, and later moved to Prague, Czech Republic where he gained employment with Mckinsey & Company. In 2013, Leigh turned his attention to working with non-profits whilst also gaining qualifications in environmental conservation in South Africa. He later went on to lead the communications and development of a humanitarian organisation based in rural Rwanda, and served as a guardian and mentor to at-risk teenagers during the few years he spent there. Leigh is also a fully certified field guide and has led numerous safaris across southern and eastern Africa. His passions include wildlife conservation, youth development, and photography. You can visit his website for more information and interesting stories. 

Following on from his previous articles in this series, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time and David Attenborough wannabe provides information on another set of fantastic beasts and where to find them.

As the Youth International Summer School in Shanghai is now less than two months away, Youth Time International Movement are gearing up to welcome the experts and participants that will be travelling from all over the globe to share their knowledge, ideas, and experiences with one another. To get participants in the mood for the event we begin to interview the speakers and trainers who will pass on their expertise and advice to participants at the event. One of these experts is Dr. Oualid Ali.

In last week’s article in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, we stepped away from the dry lands of our planet and plunged into the rivers, seas and oceans that cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface.

In the past few weeks, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time has introduced you to some of the most iconic species of mammals that walk the planet. So far, we’ve already taken a closer look at the bears, big cats, and great apes of this world, but now we step away from the dry lands comprising 30% of the Earth's surface and take a plunge into the deep blue.

Following on from the first two articles of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them where we took a closer look at the bears and big cats of our world, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time and wildlife boffin introduces us to our closest living relatives – the great apes!

In the last article of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time and self-professed wildlife lover introduced you to the eight species of bear inhabiting our beautifully biodiverse planet. This week, we take a look at a very different type of predator – the big cats!

With the Youth International Summer School in Shanghai just a few months away, Youth Time International Movement begins to interview the experts who will be sharing their expertise throughout the event. One of these experts is Mr. Rob van Kranenburg, Founder of Council – the largest independent IoT thinktank.

As wildlife tourism grows ever more popular among travelers, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time and natural world enthusiast begins his series of articles entitled, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Whether by taxonomic family or a particular characteristic, each article will feature animals that will follow a particular theme. They will contain information regarding the highlighted species and also provide details on where to find them.

16/4/2018 - 12:09 pm

David Černý’s Prague

David Černý may not be a household name, but his innovative and at times controversial creations undeniably draw attention to the onlooker’s eye. Love him or hate him, Černý’s work certainly cannot be accused of being dull or unwitty. Many of his intriguing sculptures lay nestled within the historic nooks and crannies of Prague’s charming cobble-stoned streets, often eluding the less observant passersby.

A few years ago, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time International Movement backpacked around the increasingly popular tourist destination of Sri Lanka. Having honed his photography skills in the years leading up to this trip, Leigh capitalized on the chance to build up his portfolio in the small tropical island formerly known as Ceylon. Ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity make Sri Lanka a haven for any travel photographer.

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