Monday, January 25, 2010

Sea Eagles on the Rise

The Sea Eagle is making a comeback in Scotland. Viewing the large raptor, which looks something like our North American Bald Eagle, has become a big tourist draw, boosting the economy of the Scottish town of Mull by an estimated £2 pounds and growing. I've always thought that ecotourism such as this is the ideal way for naturalists and capitalists (both of which I consider myself) to see eye-to-eye. If we can make money while saving threatened and endangered species, it is going to be a much more viable project moving forward. Donations can only go so far. And, while we are on the topic, I would encourage you to look for ecotourist opportunities on your next vacation. You'd be surprised the kinds of things that are available even just around your area. Visit your local Department of Natural Resources to see what is going on! (source)

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