CONSERVATION

Chasing Rumor is a book about natural resources and our interaction with natural world.  Few things bring us a much joy, peace, and fulfillment as these ventures out of doors.  As our world population grows it will be increasingly important to consciously protect these resources for our own enjoyment, the enjoyment of future generations, and for the plants and animals that have a hard time finding a voice in our fast paced digital world.  The organization below are on the right path and can continue along with your support.  


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This book is a participant in 1% for the planet. 1% for the Planet members support thousands of non-profit organizations helping save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans, make agricultural and energy production more sustainable, getting toxins out of the environment, plastics out of the oceans and more.  

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Villa la Angostura on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi in Northern Patagonia put trout fishing in the region on the map.  Local fly shop owner and guide Banana Martinez grew up in the hey day of big fish on the local Rio Correntoso where monster fish up to twenty pounds were the norm.  As Banana grew factors of overfishing and environmental degradation contributed to a marked decline in fishing quality.   Recognizing a potential tragedy Banana organized the community into a full scale effort to return quality fish to the area.  Through community education, scientific research, and a change in the social norms or fishing its hope the the collection of guides, park rangers, and concerned citizen can put the once legendary fishery back on its historic path.