Ted Turner, bison, wolves & OceanElders
- Sep 19, 2011
I spent a wonderfully productive weekend with Ted Turner on his spectacularly unspoilt ranch in Montana. Ted has played a major role in saving the bison from extinction and reintroducing wolves into North America.
Ted knows how to howl like a wolf and did so (under the full moon of course!) The 22 wolves on Ted’s ranch howled back.
Ted once won the America’s Cup and created CNN. He is now a champion for the environment and good causes. Ted is also an Ocean Elder and we spent much of the weekend preparing for the first Ocean Elders meeting.
What should the priorities be? Stopping fishermen dragging the bottom of our oceans? Creating marine parks over 20% of our oceans? Banning shark fin soup internationally? And so on. (We would love suggestions from you all).
Ted, despite being 72, also knows how to enjoy himself. We spent time at the weekend riding on his beautiful horses over the spectacular countryside that he has preserved so well.