One of our awesome Adventurers who is travelling with us to Kenya in September this year on our once in a life time event in support of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Beverley Golden, has written this great article....
‘As I sat watching old family movies, memories came flooding back. Memories of happy times travelling with my parents and younger brother. What struck me was how almost every trip had a visit to some local animal park, roadside zoo or aquarium. It reminded me that in the late 50’s and early 60’s, this was the norm. It was what most people accepted, as being acceptable. Animal welfare and endangered species were not as widely discussed back then as they are today.From alligators and exotic birds to jumping dolphins doing tricks in small pools to wild animals being paraded around for onlookers to “ooh” and “ah” over, there was no shortage of attractions to draw in tourists. We seemed to say “yes” to them all.
Extinction is Forever
As a rose-colored glasses optimist, it also reminded me how far we’ve come. Never forgetting how far we still have to go. Although consciousness is raised, those who work in the conservation arena warn us that the https://www.beverleygolden.com/hope-and-progress-for-endangered-species/.continues to accelerate “fast enough to eliminate more than half of all species by the end of this century.” The cause of this extinction is directly linked to human activity….’The full article can be read here
A shorter version is on the Born Free USA digital version of the magazine and also is in the print copy of their magazine. It is a wonderful issue, so here’s the link: http://bit.ly/aidigestendangeredspecies.
Hope and Progress for Endangered Species by Beverley Golden