Melissa Hobson is a freelance travel journalist based in Tofo Beach, Mozambique. She specializes in scuba, marine and eco-travel stories and has been published by the likes of Lonely Planet, MTV, DIVER, Family Traveller, Good Housekeeping and more. For more information see www.melissahobson.co.uk.
Articles by Melissa Hobson
Little did I know when I relocated to the Philippines and agreed to look after a friend’s cat for a week that I was signing up for a too-close-for-comfort insight into the Filipino rabies problem. While rabies occurs in more than 150 countries and territories and causes around 59,000 deaths worldwide … Read moreAsia Insights
When Andrea Marshall began studying manta rays in Mozambique in 2003 there was so little information about the species that she was forced to recommend them as “data deficient” on the Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, the go-to authority on endangered species. A mere eight years later, in … Read moreAfrica Preservation
Madagascar’s Nosy Be was recently identified as a hotspot for whale sharks, which could boost the island’s ecotourism to rival the likes of global whale shark hotspots in Tanzania and Mozambique. One woman – the lead author of the study that identified Nosy Be as a feeding hotspot– has now … Read moreAfrica Adventure Sustainability