coral reefs straight forward and honest politicians (could be too late) Pandas in the wild polar bears in the wild bankers without bonus cuckoos much of Bangladesh Non Chinese patents and copyright in China cheap petrochemical fuel (America, Middle east ? this should be last on the list as it may last longer than the others, it is in fact causal in the others demise) Bees ( and then the plants they fertilise) I would welcome other suggestions

11 Responses to “10 things to see before they die”

  1. January 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Mountain Gorillas, they are recovering but for how long. saw them (within 7m) in Rwanda last March.

  2. Ian January 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Mountain gorillas, fair enough, good shout for our list as you have seen them already. So that’s 11

  3. January 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Scotland win a world cup (rugby or football) or Scotland to win their fourth Grand Slam ( I have seen two 1984 and 1990)

  4. Ian January 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I’m not adding that to the list, it’s to parochial, much as I would like to see the same. I want a serious idea from you Keith, something you would want your kids to see, be able to see/touch/have in 50 years. Say like a haddock fish supper, because someone one day will eat the last one if we don’t stop over fishing and discarding fish to comply with EU rules.
    As for the grand slams, get them on DVD, drink ale and watch them, you’ll be fine.

  5. January 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Tigers in the wild

  6. Ian January 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    that’s 12 and I’ll add black bears in China, 13

  7. January 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Black Faced Spoonbills. Only an estimated 2400 left globally. (see recent post)

  8. Ian January 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    OK 14, think you’ll have to drop the over enthusiastic Cantonese colleagues to see the spoonbills sponsored by “lucky you” beer. If you heard the word gywlow (spelling phonetic) on your walk they where talking about you disparagingly.

  9. February 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Spoon-billed Sandpiper a definite for the list. Estimated at 300-400 breeding pairs left in the world – less than 1000 total. Saw 6 on a birding trip in Thailand on the way back from HK. Their future doesn’t look good.

  10. Ian February 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    yeh 15 but we are getting birdy, I could add Kakapo the new Zealand flightless parrot and make it 16 but i want biodiversity in our “to see” watch. Just to point out we Homo sapiens are really at risk because we depend on everything around us surviving.

  11. Ian March 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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