È già passata una settimana da quando @maurizio.faraboni ci ha presentato i suoi lavori fotografici così intensi da commuovere molti dei presenti.
Ringraziandolo ci auguriamo di averlo nuovamente nostro ospite a raccontarci altri suoi progetti.
Repost from @stevewinterphoto@TopRankRepost#TopRankRepost@natgeo@stevewinterphoto
"Cowboys of Myanmar"
Local people need to benefit financially from living with predators. Conservation NGO’s have the programs to assist in better husbandry for protecting people’s livestock, like predator proof corrals, as long as the locals agree to not kill the predators.
Vaccination programs really help - they put more money in the pockets of the farmers by saving more of their livestock, that would have died of disease. Balancing the loss of livestock by a predator against the livestock that will be saved by vaccinations - in most instances up to 30% of their animals are saved each year, that would have died to disease - you are taking an economic negative and turning it into an economic positive.
As long as a program is set up so the community will not kill the big cats - as the people are benefitting financially by these programs.
The best way is to set up the programs for a 3 year period and then the community takes over the program and runs it themselves, paid for by the fact they have more money in their pockets - because they live with predators and work to both save more of their livestock from predator conflict and living within a ecosystem intact with predators. Studies have shown that farmers get higher crop yields and healthier livestock populations from living close to intact ecosystems and forests.
Forests and grasslands provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the Jaguar and Puma. The forests and grasslands of Africa for the leopard, lion, cheetahs, elephants etc.
And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves.