Filed under: The Great Outdoors, Wilderness Heroes | Tags: field biologist, George Schaller, Peter Matthiessien, The Snow Leapord
The naturalist and zoologist George Schaller is considered by some to be the worlds most important field biologist . He is responsible for a significant body of research on wildlife found in the continents of Asia, Africa, and South America. I have mentioned George before on this blog when describing the journey him and Peter Matthiessen took in the Himalayan mountains and chronicled in the book The Snow Leapord.
“Over the course of his career, field biologist George Schaller has developed a unique strategy for protecting the world’s great wilderness areas: Focus on an ecosystem’s most captivating species—the “charismatic megafauna”—and let the animal garner support for the protection of the landscape at large.” via National Geographic
“It shows you it’s well worth looking around in this world, still, to see what’s out there.” – George Schaller
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