The global 30 percent protected area vision, it’s the only way…

An almost sleepless night as I tried to arrange replacement and extra devices (see previous posts) after the loss of an important piece of equipment for the protection of people and wildlife.  So much work has gone into LeopardEye, a lot of it painstaking but it works, has proven success so yeah, there’s disappointment when people you are trying to help cannot be trusted.  Life goes on and there’s been a lot of learning about people since the pandemic started.  More than ever I feel the vision of protected areas increasing to 30 percent of our planet is the only way.  There are people working towards this, it will take time and these Pas have to be places where human interference is minimal, no hunter’s guns, no fishermen’s hooks, in fact as little human impact as possible.  There’s then will be the places that wildlife roams free, where ecosystems function properly, where nature can be true to herself.  It’s visions like this that make it easier to get up in the morning even after little sleep…

Appended a couple of hours later following my words yesterday expressing concern that people really don’t understand the extent of illegal wildlife trade and the effects it’s having:

A few later, more info on another killing of leopard as the carnage continues:

Appended 9 May 2020