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Extraction Vs. Prosperity, What Are Humans For?, and How To Save The Great Migration
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April 18, 2011
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In case you didn't see my previous post, Angelo Coppola, of the excellent weekly “Latest In Paleo” podcast, has just put up Episode 12 of his podcast, featuring…me! Click here for the show.

The Last Of Wild Africa

Most of us in the West think of Africa as one big National Geographic special, full of leaping gazelles, lumbering elephants, wallowing hippos, roaring lions, stalking leopards, and a few picturesque tribesmen with spears.

No. Much…

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April 19, 2011
9:11 pm
Tweaky
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That zebra getting his neck bit looks like he is totally enjoying it. I've been in the same situation so I can identify completely.

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April 20, 2011
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Tweaky:

If you were a cute girl I'd pick you up and throw you over my shoulder like a caveman.

JS

 

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April 23, 2011
3:56 am
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[...] of the forumites would be interested in the topic. Stop the Serengeti Highway | Serengeti Watch Extraction Vs. Prosperity, What Are Humans For?, and How To Help Save The Great Migration - GNOL... Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. (Thoreau)(attempting a primal [...]

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April 23, 2011
1:52 pm
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[...] Preserving the Serengeti: JS Stanton has an appeal to protect migration ways of Serengeti wildlife by stopping construction of a highway through the [...]

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April 23, 2011
8:06 pm
Elenor
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Heard you on Angelo's podcast and bought your book. Looking forward to reading it.

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April 24, 2011
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Elenor:

Much appreciated!  I had a great time on the podcast, and I'm glad others found it interesting.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on TGC...feel free to post them in the talk forum.

JS

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May 6, 2011
9:53 am
Peggy The Primal Par
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I'm happy to make a donation to a cause like this but the true problem isn't one that the Wildlife Conservation can fight:

they're too many damn people walking this earth. It's only going to get worse.

But I'll keep donating money to good causes anyway. I mean, you never know right?

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May 6, 2011
11:43 pm
Trudy
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Can the fund raisers for this crucial issue please arrange with banks to waive transaction fees on internet transactions? My bank charges a minimum of US$40 per transfer. I would give a lot more to these causes if these costs could be significantly reduced.

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May 7, 2011
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Peggy:

I absolutely agree.  All environmental and most social issues spring from that, and everything else we do is just damage control. 

But this particular issue isn't even about population pressure, at least in the short term: the road is not about settling humans in the Serengeti, it's about providing easy truck transport for the soda ash they want to extract from Lake Natron (which will destroy the only breeding ground of the flamingo) and all the other unexploited "natural resources" of the interior, i.e. lumber, and most likely gold and rare earths.

Trudy:

That's one of the reasons we're doing this: because we can aggregate all the donations and minimize the cost of the transfer to the WCST.

Note that Serengeti Watch and their Legal Defense Fund should take credit cards and Paypal, so you can always donate through them.  That's probably your easiest route.

If you're not in the USA but still want to send a donation to the WCST, contact 100 Watt Press: they may be able to help.  The reason we don't offer the book promotion outside the USA is that shipping costs are very high: $9 or more to much of the world.

JS

 

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June 13, 2012
12:06 pm
Kate
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For anyone looking for an update:
"A legal case was filed last year by the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW), a Kenya nonprofit organization, challenging the Tanzanian government’s decision to build a highway across the Serengeti National Park.

On March 15, 2012, the East African Court of Justice ruled against objections by the Tanzanian government and decided that the legal action against a proposed commercial highway across the Serengeti could proceed to a full trial. A date for the trial has not been set."

Read more here, at the Save the Serengeti web page.

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June 14, 2012
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Kate:

Thank you for the update!  We raised $400 for the WCST last year via the 100 Watt Press fundraiser, and we encourage people to donate to the ANAW legal challenge.

JS

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