Regarding the chiru - yes, very rare, hard to find in the high Chang Tang in Tibet. Years ago there was a huge market for clothing and fabric which was advertised as chiru but wasn't. If you get a chance to buy some - don't.
Post by SpringRain on Feb 14, 2019 16:04:42 GMT -5
reuben , I read the NatGeo article on the fascinating and dedicated life of Ridgeway. To say that it's inspirational isn't even close to the commitments he made and carried out.
Some of his activities remind me of Clive Cussler and his underwater explorations. He also uses the written word to convey his messages, albeit it through dashing also Indiana Jones adventures. I do think his choice of topics for the NUMA adventurers are the more political in his variety of heroes.
Thanks for sharing; it was a fascinating read. I feel as if my puny efforts just at recycling are literally "frosting on the (environmental) cake."
I met Rick in Chile a few years ago. He's quite softspoken, but he clearly plans to work for the environment until he can no longer do so. And of course, when you're sitting at a table with people like that, you just close your mouth and let them tell whatever story they relate.
Freedom to Roam is an audacious project, but it has to be. Not only do animals need plenty of suitable habitat, but... many of them migrate. Birds fly from South America to the U.S. and even Canada - and back - every year. Fish swim upstream to spawn (dams, roads, silting, etc. make this impossible). Many four legged animals migrate long distances as well. And who can forget the monarch butterflies?