I'll be speaking on some great travel destinations for bird lovers at the upcoming Wings Over the Rockies festival in Invermere May 11th. If you'd like to learn more about great destinations like Iceland and Costa Rica, get your tickets soon.
As I wrote in one of my recent travel stories, people are keen to see bears. Now there's an app for that. Where's the Bear app tells you where bears have been spotted in Yellowstone.
It makes it easier for wildlife watchers to see bears but it can also lead to bear jams and cause habituation of bears to people. This can ultimately lead to bear deaths. I also wonder if such an app could help poachers find wildlife. Currently it is used in a protected area but Parks are facing budget challengs which means there isn't a ranger behind every tree. And what is to stop technology being used in this way outside of protected areas?
Sometimes technology has effects we hadn't counted on. What's your feelings on Where's the Bear app? You can post here or join a discussion on Flickr
Nature Scapes, ,the film Carol Patterson and Tara Nichelle, created on the issue of Nature Deficit Disorder came up a winner at the Eyelens Festival in Victoria. The film won Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Award and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Composition.
We are thrilled that our story of celebrating time in nature in uncoventional ways is drawing more eyes!
To see the award-winning movie go to http://bit.ly/Hut24y
Nature Scapes, the film on nature deficit disorder I created with Tara Nichelle, has been nominated for an award in cinematography at this weekend's Eyelens Film Festival. If you are going to be in Victoria this weekend, please check it out.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, watch Nature Scapes at http://bit.ly/HQ5ENr