Août 2010

Le biologiste Maarten Loonen rejoint l'Appel des Pôles


As a student in biology, I got the opportunity to follow migrating geese to their summer grounds and discovered a place of immense beauty: the Arctic. My birds, the unique location and stimulating international cooperation in polar research made a combination with which I felt in love. With the power of flight, birds are able to integrate resources over vast geographical areas. The geese fly to the Arctic following a green wave of nutritious spring grasses. The Arctic breeding grounds provide high quality food and a long period of daylight for grazing. The area is relatively safe from predators, hunters and diseases. Adult geese become flightless for a month, replacing their long flight feather...

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