Scarlet macaws are the largest parrots in the world and even if you aren’t a birder, you will enjoy watching them. Bright red with flashes of blue, the sight of them flying gets your attention. Unfortunately, those colors also catch the attention of poachers who steal eggs and birds for the illegal pet trade.
Mr. Orlich of Punta Leona Hotel near Costa Rica’s Carara National Park reinvented his business at an age when many people are looking for a rocking chair. Although he had already set aside 300 hectares of his hotel property as a wildlife reserve, in his late sixties he realized he needed to change the attitudes of local people if conservation was going to succeed. He started a school program to inform local children about scarlet macaws and the need to protect them. His persistence has paid off as people are seeing more birds in the area. Proof you are never too old to reinvent your business or undertake a new adventure!
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This man is proof that you are never too old to reinvent your business or undertake a new adventure! Click to Tweet.