As a photographer, also dabbling in ecology and conservation, I spend a lot of time wondering about preservation and conservation of resources and biodiversity. Naturally, the model propagated by the United States, stands out, owing to the fact that it was the first nation to create a National Park System, and ostensibly has the largest system of conservation on the planet.
Recent events, (and I know, since everyone is tiring of the discussions, I am going to assume you have kept yourself well abreast, and so will ignore repeating here), though, have shown that democracy itself in the US is full of holes like on a loaf of bread, and therefore the US model of conservation, is imperfect, and prone to distortion through avarice and political motivations.
I felt tempted to put this down in a post, as I embark on the search for a stronger, more sound model of conservation – one that invites preservationists, recreation-ally inclined folks (hunters, if you will), photographers, parents (those who wish to see their progeny enjoy what we are still able to). The model may as well be imperfect, but should be better than what we have now.
I will try to post thoughts on this model I hope, in the future, will weather changing political hues, business goals and just plain greed to help preserve a slice of this planet and her resources for the future.
Thoughts and comments are of course, welcome!