[botswanapredatorforum] Re: from Kevin Leo Smith

Hi Kevin

I agree it is a good idea. When is this year's HATAB meeting? Let's see if
we can organize something like this. 

Cheers
Hanlie 

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Subject: [botswanapredatorforum] from Kevin Leo Smith

>>>>> Hi Hanlie and All
>>>>>
>>>>> I assume this is reaching the whole list:
>>>>>
>>>>> I am now living in Johannesburg so no longer in Maun since Aug 2006. I

>>>>> do believe that the tourism industry needs to work much more closely 
>>>>> with the researchers (like some companies do already) so this is a 
>>>>> general statement. I also believe it is in the mutual interests of 
>>>>> both the researchers and the industry to be mutually informed so I am 
>>>>> happy to endorse both formal and informal get togethers between the 
>>>>> industry and researchers. In fact the ideal time would be the annual 
>>>>> HATAB open season event when many of the industry leaders are gathered

>>>>> in one town (normally Kasane or Maun) anyhow.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ideal would be a day before the actual HATAB event when researchers 
>>>>> get a chance to formally present their plans, work and results to the 
>>>>> gathering and then follow this with a discussion as I am sure this 
>>>>> will prove valuable to both parties. I hope HATAB picks this up with 
>>>>> the researchers. I believe this predator forum should have every 
>>>>> person working in the safari industry in Botswana as a member too.
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Kevin Leo-Smith
>>>>> kleosmith@xxxxxx
>>>>> Cell - +2772 264 9113
>>>>> Twitter: @kevinleosmith
>>>>> Skype: sfm.kevin   AIM/iChat: kleosmith@xxxxxx
>>>>>
>>>>> "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to 
>>>>> continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
>>>
>>
>>
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