Thursday, March 08, 2007

Plant a Tree Program Note

PROGRAM NOTE! Rich will be overseas from March 10-26th and so will not be able to process orders until March 28th (I'm filming a story on Zebra for National Geographic).

Tutouna Bada!


Anonymous goldengatebarrels said...

How were the zebra?!?!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Rich Blundell said...

The zebra were awesome....but not doing so well. Kind of tragic actually. In the 1970's there were an estimated 20,000 in Northern Kenya and Somalia, Today there are about 2000 (actually, while I was there, lions took 2 so make that 1998 or so). The problem is that Grevy's zebra (as opposed to the more common Plains zebra) did not really evolve alongside lions (to dry up north) so they don't have the social "skills" to cope with them. Since they have been displaced into areas where there are more lions, the become easy targets and the lion take them disproportionately. I also began to believe that climate change is starting to play a role - not only on the zebra, but on the people as well. If you'd like to read about that story, check out


8:33 AM  
Anonymous ggb said...

Great/interesting perspectives Rich. It is mind boggling to imagine the potential influences humans are having on this earth -the visible and not so visible. It is a blessing to have people with open minds working to deliver the stories of what's happening in all the nooks of the earth...keep it up, and thanks for sharing.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! To start commenting here, I have to say this is the best blog I have ever seen(you can even shout it)! I am not only obssesed with blogging but also with science. Haha! Well, to comment on zebra entry, I want to say Iranian plain zebras are in better condition. Their population has been growing in recent years. because they are protected severly, and they have no natural predator(Iranian lions and tigers disapear more than 50 years ago). and if sombody wants to visit these highly loved and respected animals in deserts of Iran, they should recieve an official permition and be scorted by some enviromental guards on the arranged day.

12:31 PM  
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7:03 AM  
Blogger Felipe Siebert said...

hey Rich, If possible would you change my old link "plywood" in the sidebar of your blog to my new link:


10:18 PM  
Blogger bathmate said...

very nice blog......
i like your posting ,this is the better blog.


3:39 PM  
Blogger Rich Blundell said...

Hey anonymous, Yup I'm still around (thanks for asking - and reading). I've mostly been hanging around on the new Tree to Sea social network. Check it out at!

10:38 AM  

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