Alex from United States peacefully exploring Spinkhwar Lake in the valleys of Swat 🏞 (@lostwithpurpose)
But she noticed something very wrong "There's no doubt that the nature in Pakistan is stunning. Unfortunately, it faces a big problem: trash.
No matter where we go, we're eventually greeted by empty Coke bottles, family packs of chips, and cigarette butts. It's disgusting.
When we point this out to people, many get defensive. It's the poor and uneducated that litter, they say, not the educated.
People also say it's also the government's fault, as they don't provide enough bins or clean up the area themselves.
This is obviously nonsense. It's not the poor and uneducated who can afford to go on holidays, or buy family packs of biscuits and soft drinks.
It's certainly not the poor people who rent jeeps to be brought up these mountains for picnics and camping.
Yes, the government can, and should, do more. But that doesn't mean you are free of responsibility.
It's not difficult to bring a plastic bag for your trash and dispose of it properly when you return to a village. Are you really too lazy to carry an empty bottle down a hill?
Even when there are bins, people still throw their trash everywhere. We've seen bag full of trash right next to a trash can.
Pakistan has enormous potential for tourism, as many Pakistanis like to point out. But if people keep using Pakistan's nature as a rubbish bin, when foreign visitors finally start showing up, all they'll see is Mountain Dew, not mountains.
So please, next time you go out into nature, bring a bag and spend a few minutes picking up any trash you see. It's not difficult, and it will make a world of difference.
They should have put an ISIS rat in the tire. Would've made this 10x better.
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In Madison, WI for the week and had the chance to visit the International Crane Foundation and see a number of endangered crane species, including this grey crowned crane, which is found in eastern and Southern Africa, and is listed as endangered. We didn't interact with any of the cranes as they ask you not to , but I did take a few photos and videos of them. Most of the cranes weren't interested in the least in us humans but this particular crane immediately began pecking at my phone when I was filming it with my phone. We immediately left it alone as it was obvious the crane wasn't a fan of humans or was having a bad day or thought the phone was food. Nonetheless this short clip of it pecking at my phone makes me wonder what the crane is thinking. It was some feet away from the fence when I was filming it and came over immediately to begin going after the phone. Animals and their thoughts is truly one of the great mysteries in life. There is still so much to learn. #cranes#greycrownedcrane#wisconsin#birds#birdbrains#unitedstates#animalintelligence#animal_captures#liveyouradventure
Hillary Clinton, à Chappaqua, dans l'état de New-York, le 21 septembre.
« Trump est plus dangereux qu’impuissant »
Hillary Clinton s’est lancée dans une grande tournée de promotion de son livre, What Happened (Ça s’est passé comme ça, Fayard, 480 p.), sorti le 12 septembre aux Etats-Unis, où il a rapidement battu des records de ventes, et le 20 septembre en France. Elle a retrouvé les envoyés spéciaux du Monde dans un hôtel champêtre à Chappaqua. C’est dans cette petite ville cossue que le couple Clinton s’est installé après avoir quitté la Maison Blanche, en 2001. Et c’est là aussi que l’ancienne secrétaire d’Etat a longuement médité sur sa défaite du 8 novembre 2016. Accompagnée comme toujours par sa conseillère Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton, pugnace, a livré son analyse de la victoire inattendue de Donald Trump.
Photo : Peter van Agtmael (@pvanagtmael) / MagnumPhotos (@magnumphotos) #PourLeMonde#USA#UnitedStates#HillaryClinton#DonaldTrump#politque#politics
Today felt like an episode of Planet Earth, seeing killer whales ripping apart seals, giant Risso's dolphins doing circus tricks and at least twenty humpback whales breaching around. Today was a damn good day 🙌🏼🐋🇺🇸