14 Maps Of The World That Put Conservation In Perspective
We’ve all seen that run of the mill map of the world. It’s in our everyday lives, and pervades our concept of conservation too.
You might have one of those maps on the wall and whiled away a few hours daydreaming for distant wildernesses. One of the reasons I like maps is that no matter how hard you look at them, there’s always something new to notice. You might trace the route of huge rivers that you’ve never heard of, impossible to imagine. Wondered about that big lump of land off of South Africa that you’ve never noticed? Or longed to set foot on perhaps the last proper chunk of Gondwana left adrift in the Pacific. I know I have, and I’m sure I’m not alone.
But all that can be done with our same old boring map of the world. Over the long and winding course of history, it could have quite easily ended up looking entirely different. So take a moment to indulge in some different perspectives.
Our World Map Upsidedown: Looks a bit strange doesn’t it?