Introducing 2011 – The Big Mammal Year

South African mammal watchers and photographers par excellence – Rich Lindie and Hayley Wood – have had a brilliant idea to promote mammalian conservation and ecotourism and have a lot of fun too. They are going to spend all of 2011 travelling the world to try and see as many – and as impressive – a bunch of mammals as they can. I met them in South Korea last year and can vouch for their motives and company. More details are on their new website

Its a great idea and I wish I was going! But if this is going to work they need support in as many ways as possible so if you’d like to sponsor them (or know others who might), can raise publicity by contacting the media or linking to their site from your own or your blog, can offer them a place to stay or help on where to find stuff then I know they’d be grateful. Details of their route will be coming soon but in the meantime you can contact them at For the time being please spread the word.

How cool is that!


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