Month: November 2011

Report from Patagonia

To say the last three days have been fascinating, interesting, and eye-opening would be a huge understatement. After spending Sunday with the sedentary herders outside of Rincon de Los Sauces (my earlier report), we left early Monday morning to find the transhumant herders, those who leave their winter homes in the spring (now) to travel…

First Day in Argentina

My first day in the field in Argentina couldn’t have been more different than my first day spent with our pilot participants in Rwanda. I was lucky to arrive in Neuquen last evening since every flight from the previous two days had been cancelled due to the volcanic eruption about 250 miles north of here on the Chilean…

Expectations Exceeded in Rwanda

Michel and Emmanuel, WCS’s country director and our pilot director, respectively, picked me up at 8. We went to the WCS headquarters to pick up the “mountain truck.” We drove to the office of Jean Batiste, the elected Mayor of the Nyungwe district.  We explained our plan, demonstrated our model, and the first question from…