Saturday, 22 June 2013

Leopard land

Of the entire near pristine wilderness areas, Private ownership accounts for more than double of State owned area. When viewed from this perspective it is blatant how important the citizen contribution to conserving fauna and flora is. Land use models that allow private owners to hold back the ever increasing demand for natural resources and food security are fundamental to the conservation of wild land. On top of the list for the least ecological impact is trophy hunting. Fewer infrastructures are required in order to generate comparatively large revenue. The cost, by no means trivialised, are the lives of select animals. Like in nature the magnified view of the life/death cycle is remorseful………………but the view of the entire system is beautiful. 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Leopard territory

In time the growth and expansion of this young Baobab (Adasonia digitata) will swallow up the aged sign of a territorial leopard, but for now I welcome the slight windbreak for my pitched tent and the mental images of his outstretched claws cutting into the tree flesh.