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Frank Fremerey

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« on: June 17, 2015, 15:12:46 »
Hi All!

I suggest we NikonGear crowds go to Guanacaste, Costa Rica one of the greatest example of human interaction with nature to increase Biodiversity and succeed.

My dream would fully come true if Daniel Janzen would join us to give a tour of the park he helped to create in 30 years of work.

His credo of "Biodiversity: use it or lose it" is the most inspiring concept since Masanobu Fukuoka re-invented the "do-nothing-agriculture" and a model for our future garden planet where dense cities reside in a planet sized park with all the food grown in maxed out Biodiversity with minimal but necessary human interaction, just like the Native Americans did with North America before Europeans came to destroy it.

Further Reading: http://jrsbiodiversity.org/blue-planet-prize/

And these books:
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 15:27:55 »
Thank you!  Great suggestion!  I will do it in a heartbeat!
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 15:43:34 »
mmmmm from Svalbard to Guanacaste, Costa Rica - interesting thought.
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 15:45:04 »
Great suggestion, never been across the big pond and I hear great stories about Costa Rica.
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 11:39:05 »
That certainly sounds interesting as well!
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 14:00:39 »
To make it more concrete: do we have a direct network connection to Daniel Janzen or Winnie Hallwachs, University of Pennsylvania?
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 22:46:29 »
You are out there. You and your camera. You can shoot or not shoot as you please. Discover the world, Your world. Show it to us. Or we might never see it.

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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 00:50:56 »
Frank, you are now in charge of this project.
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Re: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 08:28:05 »
I am in charge from the start.
I opened the thread.
I write the book.

AND: I see now that in Scotland the same erosion patterns, the same depletion, the same biological poverty are ruling that were ruling the landscape of Costa Rica before Daniel Janzen came to change that together with his wife and the local people who did most of the work and got most of the profit.

When we meet in Scotland in Spring we will see the "sheepwrecked landscape" (Monbiot) and we might see some first reforestation efforts there too.

Scotland is on the verge of a huge land reform currently that will change the patterns of land use too. 

The state we see now will not be the state we will see in 20 years and with a bit of luck and better propaganda, the "Atlantic Rainforest of Scotland" will be reconstituted as water factories and Biodiversity vaults of proud Britannia and the foundation of ten thousands of jobs in sustainable agriculture and ECO tourism.

Scotland's Highlands are now a desert and might well become a blooming place again (see a few examples from China, Ethiopia, Rwanda): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWteolohJEA
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