Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Yushu Earthquake

Dear All,

Having just returned from our field site in Sichuan, I must express my great sadness for the people of Yushu in the aftermath of the earthquake. We have been working in Luoxu Nature Reserve, some 140 km from the epicenter, and the families of many of our Tibetan friends and colleagues have been affected by this devastating event. Our thoughts are with them and we continue to hold out hope.

Working on one the most glorious species on the planet, in such awe inspiring landscapes, highlights for me the duality of the natural world: in each instance offering both harshness and beauty. To emphasise this inevitable state I offer a photo of a snow leopard taken in Luoxu last week. This one is for the people of Yushu.