From a young age, Youth Time contributor Leigh Woods has been passionate about wildlife. After spending a number of years leading safaris across southern and eastern Africa, his empathy and compassion toward animals grew stronger. As some of the world’s most iconic species edge ever closer toward extinction, so do many that the average person may never even have heard of. Here, Leigh highlights some of the planet’s extraordinary fauna that may soon be lost forever.

A this moment, some 80 millions young people are sitting in their classes in high schools across all 28 countries of the European Union (EU). Some of them are following their teachers’ lectures, some other are reading and some of them are studying with their colleagues. But regardless of the fact that at the age of 15, nearly 100 per cents of the EU population is still a part of formal education, education experts across the Union are worried about what young people learn in schools.

Over the last few years, the UAE has made tremendous progress in breaking the stereotypes that seem to come up unavoidably when the conversation turns to Arabs. In a time when the world is changing rapidly the young people of the UAE have decided to raise their voices to show the world that their dreams and ambitions, their visions and lifestyles are far from what is commonly shown and seen in the mainstream media. As a result of this new generation’s determination to break with the stereotypes, we often see inspirational stories coming from their part of the world.

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