Saturday, 11 April 2009
The designation here made me smile. Not only is grazing restricted, and currently all but absent, but noise is controlled too. It is illegal to hoot your car horn in the protected area. Maybe SNH should try this level of protection at home!
There are local people picking a fungus that occurs at this time of year to eat, but the site is basically to be kept wild. Over the years hunting and overgrazing have had severe negative impacts. The idea of the UNDP is to rectify that.
“Nature is soul food” we were told. “This means total protection so your soul can benefit from nature.” Like it.