OK, this discussion is bringing me out of the closet. I don't take many
opportunities to go out and record. I own a small business that makes
hydrophones and I watch a few of these groups that can be related to the
use of our products. Besides having a sincere interest, I occasionally
glean a bit of knowledge or perspective from existing and prospective
customers. Because of my commercial interest, I feel as though my
opinions are obviously biased and could affect the integrity of certain
conversations. So I pretty much just read and be quiet. You guys are
the experts anyway.
But, Volker, I'd like to offer my support to your wisdom. Thank you,
Volker, Bernie, and the rest for you for efforts to give a few others,
or the masses--whatever your reach--, some insight into what might need
preservation. Keep up the work!
Of course, this doesn't mean that we could not be involved in protecting
the natural world in other ways. Worthwhile ideas are the biggest
Volker Widmann wrote:
> Sorry, it should read:
> if you want...
> Volker Widmann schrieb:
> > I still remain somewhat irrationally optimistic.
> > Instead of falling into deep despair I simply act on the maxim, that I
> > you want people to follow a certain path there is no other way
> > convincing them but to arouse their hearts with love for the aim that
> > you have in mind.
> > And this leads us nature recordists to what we are doing.
> > This is what our commitment to society should be.
> > So we definitely are not a bunch of techno weirdos prowling in the
> > woods, bogs and fens, but we are Arousers of Love for the voices of the
> > other beings that are with us on this earth.
> > That is quite some task, but I love it! I can't think of anything bette=
> > to do.
> > Volker
> > Walter Knapp schrieb:
> > >
> > > Posted by: "Bernie Krause"
> > > >
> > > > Just remember ol' bean, now the real work begins. We all gotta get
> > > > directly and intimately involved in issues that we hold near and
> > > > There's just too much destruction and deconstruction over the past
> > > > three decades to overcome and to hold one person responsible for.
> > > > For those who wish to address the ArcticNWR, for instance, perhaps
> > > > it's time to form a pro-active team, create a protection model base=
> > > > on our particular area of expertise, and present it and ourselves t=
> > > > the administration as a responsible group to lead the way. If there
> > > > are other issues we wish to address re the natural soundscape
> > > > ditto. Anyone got any thoughts?
> > >
> > > Without human population control you are fooling yourself. Any minor
> > > improvement you might make will simply be overrun by increasing
> > > population.
> > >
> > > Walt
> > >
> > >
> > .