Deebs, please feel free to merge this topic with any of the existing topics.
The main reasons I thought a comic book would work is because it can be very powerful and entertaining.
In reality how many of us have read all the rules printed on the brochure? I am guilty of this, (not reading all the rules and regs) but then again, many of the rules are logical. Added to this is the fact that if one just reads the signs in the reserves, it would be very difficult to beak the rules.
Also, we need to get the message accross to international visitors who may or may not understand English.
It can also create work for many people to do something like this and perhaps help the local communities.
Deebs, I agree that it's sad news that we lose some of our more regular members (like PJW in this case.) and I guess that a lot of this is possibly due to frustration.
So many have had some really great ideas and join this forum with great enthusiasm. Then they (the mites) get worn down by beaureucratic BS and eventually just give up. I don't think that PJW was feeling ignored by any of the mites as much as we get the impression that we are ignored by SANPARKS. We are defintely not given any reason to believe they are serious about anything we contribute to this forum, except to get rapped on the wrists when we take them to task over our perceived lack of any action on their part.
For two years or more, I have been on about speeding and how little has been done. Other than interventions by some mods for me to moderate myself, very little constructive input seems to have come from Parks Management. No encouragement at all, or for that matter, any comments about what they are doing. They constantly feed this weak line that they lack manpower. Really? For accomodation, food and a share of the revenue, I will take up residence and catch many speedsters, fine them heavily and ban them for life. It is my considered opinion that this is just a smokescreen for a lack of drive.
Seems they just run and hide when the bullets fly. Instead of sharing information with us and showing the results of those intiatives.
Yes, I do believe they are accountable to all interested parties and since I am a tax paying citien of this fair land, I have rights which are greater than mere interest in preserving the tiny bit we have left as a natural place for theanimals confined to the boundaries of the National parks. Compared to what they had, it is a mere postage stamp and we have great responsibility to ensure that we do not destroy what little they have left.
BB, this is just a simple idea. I have little (read as zero) artistic talent and less knowledge of how to make it a reality.
It is up to all of us to ensure that somewhere along the line, we get buy-in from SANAPRKS and they need to come to this party as well. Maybe not from any other point of view other than to demostrate (In some tangible way) that they are serious about nature conservation and not merely content to fill beds and feed the bottom line.
Conservation is not an option.
It's imperative.Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife. Think Pink. ..