Still some good ideas coming through...
,well, I thought that maybe that was one reason we frequent the forum. We share ideas, rag the people who we think are slacking in their jobs, share ideas and talk some crud. Oh, and every now and then, we have a chuckle.
Couple of things we need to remember, as much as we might not like it:
Things in government departments take a long time (sometimes a very long time) to materialise. Committee meetings, sub committee meetings, feasability studies and a whole lot of wasted time and energy. Decisions are seldom taken because of the "coya" thing (cover your posterior).
AS much as I would like to see stuff change, it is going to take a long time and we are only planning one long weekend.
The way I see it is the weekend is planned to have some fun and meet one another. Perhaps raise some funds for the park. For over a year now, I have been making suggestions as to how we can help and lend a hand. Perhaps before we get taken seriously, we maybe need to create some cred.
Can we maybe use the weekend to meet with a few of the parks management, air our concerns and discuss potential solutions. Give then some kind of confidence that we are serious about conservation and serious about making a difference in a resposinsibe manner.
Heck, I don't know. I am foncused about this whole thing. Maybe, I just want to have some fun for a bit and not worry about behavioural problems and other issuesin the park.
Will it really help for us to decend on paradise en masse and snap hundreds of pics to post on the hooglians and idjits times (Gallery of shame)? What difference will that really make?
Getting involved means maybe becoming HR's and making a more meaningful contribution.
Maybe the best thing for us to do is just spend some fun time together and spend some time sharing good memories.
There is a time and place for everything. This is maybe a time to share memories and have fun and just maybe a time to share ideas as to how we can make a real diference.
Maybe we should put this to a vote.
Personally, I vote for a fun weekend.
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. ..