With claims that the natural
world is in mortal peril inculcated since grade school,
it is easy to believe
that hopes of conservation are in vain. Luckily for me, Sri Lanka re-awakened a
long dormant sense of optimism.
With so many examples of the mistakes humanity
has made, here at last was something done right.
Seeing native wildlife
preserved in their natural habitat was very encouraging,
as well as the respect
the Sri Lankans bear for their natural heritage.
It was so exciting for me to
be a part of an organization that is focusing on this achievement,
spreading that sense of optimism to people all over the world.