Ashley Turner Doyle - Wanderlust
Ashley Turner Doyle has had a long career in travel writing, photography and videography that has been decorated with many awards as well as appearances on well-known media outlets. Her latest work, “Wanderlust? Just Wandering?” is the summary of an adventurous life traveling to some of the most fascinating corners of the globe; and how she as a person grew along with her reputation as a travel journalist.
Ashley Turner Doyle brings a sense of personality as well as humanity to all of her work. She likes to put her readers in her shoes and make them feel as if they are with her, discovering new people and allowing them to make the extraordinary impact they had on Doyle’s life transcend through her writing and have a similar effect on the reader. As she encounters local people as well as the native wildlife, she gives vivid detail that shines with authenticity.
Ashley Turner Doyle once studied wild gorilla populations in the mountains of Rwanda and The Republic of Congo. She ventured deep into the jungle to capture these wild beats in their natural setting; and came back with videos, photos and articles that have reached a global audience and been published in many major media sources. She has also been the recipient of many journalism awards for her work overseas.
Now, Ashley Turner Doyle is back in the United States and focused on raising her own children, as well as venturing into children’s literature. She plans to release a collection of children’s poems entitled “The Beauty of Color” later this year.
While the term in popular culture usually refers to animals that are untouched by human factors, most scientists agree that much wildlife is affected by human activities. Religions have often declared certain animals to be sacred, and in modern times concern for the natural environment has aroused activists to attest the exploitation of wildlife for human benefit or entertainment.
Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems. Today, hunting, fishing, and gathering wildlife is still a significant food source in some parts of the world. In other areas, hunting and non-commercial fishing are mainly seen as a sport or recreation, with the edible meat as mostly a side benefit of it.
The increasing demand for wildlife as a source of traditional food in East Asia is decimating populations of sharks, primates, pangolins and other animals, which they believe have aphrodisiac properties. Meat sourced from wildlife that is not traditionally regarded as game is known as bush meat. Anthropologists believe that the Stone Age people and hunter-gatherers relied on wildlife, both plants and animals, for their food. This includes such animals as domesticated cats, dogs, mice, and gerbils.
In fact, some species may have been hunted to extinction by early human hunters. Humans have historically tended to separate civilization from wildlife in a number of ways including the legal, social, and moral sense. Deserts, woodland, rain forests, plains, grasslands, and other areas including the most developed urban sites, all have distinct forms of wildlife.
Ashley Turner Doyle is a professional journalist who works closely with wildlife while doing her stories. Her purpose is to shed some light on the often forgotten or neglected animal kingdom.