Monday, April 19, 2010
Double Header for Meeting on April 14th
Mary Paine headlined the programs for the April Lake Bluff monthly meeting with a very informative and fascinating review of her recent trip to Tanzania with her family. Among the sites visited were Ngorogoro Crater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngorongoro_Conservation_Area and the Serengetti as well as the indiginous tribal area of the Tanzanian Bushmen. We all appreciated Mary's enthusiastic descriptions of her trip and insights into the culture and wildlife of Eastern Africa.
Akos Hivekovics and his wife Jessica did a short program on their ecotourism company
http://www.wildlifeandnaturetravel.com. After showing some very amazing pictures of Antartica we were able to see the plans for the Esperanza Center which is hoped to be a survival ark for dozens of species of amphibians and birds currently facing extinction. Akos and Jessica will return in fall for a more extensive showing of their travels and efforts to protect biodiviersity.
Posted by Brian Allen