Teraina IslandIsland Teraina
Yachting on the line - Sailing on the line - Emily Penn
Three small islets in the Pacific Ocean provide a unique insight into how western exposures affect well being. Now the island relies on packed foods and beverages, which is a serious problem of garbage cans. Lastly, the remote Teraina of 1,400 inhabitants, which is only operated by a hazardous access deck, is the only place I have ever been and not seen a single sheet of sculpture, but this is about to happen.
It is my task on S. V. Kwai to manage/invent the load for each of the liner islands for the period of the 2-month voyage. Sailing 8-10 nights between Hawaii and The Line Islands, we spent 5-9 nights on each island to load and unload before heading back to Hawaii.
I' ll be one of 10 guys who live in very narrow areas on the Kwai, and although the Kwai is 140 feet long, the bulk of the boat's capability is stored below decks, so the habitat is minimum. The super cargo roll on the S.V. Kwai offers a genuine glimpse into the upcoming issues and the challenges/opportunities to build a new system.
Disappeared and disappearing parrots: Species extinct and endangered - Joseph Forshaw, Frank Knight
One of the world's foremost parrot authority, Joseph M. Forshaw, draws our parrot's eye to the dangers they face: "They are one of the most vulnerable groups of poultry with an increasing number of threatened with extinction. However, this is not the case. Of these, the greatest threat arises from the depletion of habitats through forest degradation and rural decline and from the extraction of poultry for export of wildlife.
Forshaw's work gives us intriguing insights into these threatened and dead cages. Disappeared and disappeared macaws are a precious resource for scholarly, bird and avi-cultural organizations as well as for individuals who love bird life and illustrative nature-landbooks.