Damien Schumann - Tusker Corridor Warrior
- By: Damien Schumann
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/damien-tcw
As people, we thrive on movement. We love to travel, run, cycle, swim, see new places and have exciting experiences. It is in our genes, but I don't think we realise how vital this is to our existence. It keeps us fit, diverse, and open-minded.
Plants and animals are the same as us. Roads, walls and even plantations of alien vegetation restrict movement of animals and seeds. This, in turn, has a strong impact on diversity and evolution.
Nobody wants inbred children, so why would we want to inbreed animals and plants in the most unique biome in the world?
I have the privilege of free movement and I want to use it to traverse eco corridors in the same way that every plant and animal should have the right to do.
Please assist me in opening these corridors and allowing the natural migration that makes this land so incredible.
---------- About The Tusker ----------
The Tusker is a 230 mile, non-stop, self-navigated, semi-supported expedition ultra trail run through the Eden To Addo Wildlife Corridor.
Visit https://tusker.run for more information
Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative
THE DREAM: The Eden to Addo vision is based on the practical potential within the landscape connecting the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa. But this vision is guided by a deeper question and dream: What if we could re-establish ancient elephant migration paths across the Cape, what then? What other wildlife will benefit and how would that restore the ecological balance of the region?