RE: Ansan Wetlands Park and Sihwa Lake
Oh yes, wetland protection - so essential. We are fortunate to have many estuaries along the South African coast and most are part of coastal reserves. It's the wetlands further inland that get ignored. Especially the ones that, naturally dry up, and are not recognised as wetlands. Let me stop. We're on the same page.
You got me (again) on this:
I am starting to get disillusioned with 'eco-parks' and 'green energy',
Likewise: I often wonder how much energy is used, and environmental damage results, from this crusade. I wonder how much real research has gone into the long term effects. Many will (and do) argue that the long term benefits outweigh the short. I had this thought when we installed our solar water heating system. To save energy, yes. And money. But also the environment. Then I discover the tubes are imported from Ireland. Carbon footprint. HUGE
I gather similar debates are beginning to emerge around the real advantages of a plant-based diet. That's another debate for another time.
Some beautiful places and photos and, as always, thought-provoking.