Category " Highlights in an Explorer’s Life "

Here you find a list of posts filed under the category Highlights in an Explorer’s Life.

My „Firsts“ and a summary of major achievement

Northern Sporades – how it all began

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 23.08.2010 at 11:54

During a birding excursion to the English Gardens of Munich, in 1947 I had the privilege to meet Dr. Philipp Lehrs. I was just ten years old, thrilled by the opportunity to learn „live“ more about animals.. Dr. Lehrs was a distinguished, free-working herpetologist. He recognized my keen interest and over several years introduced me […]

Skantzoura – the elusive monastery

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 15.08.2010 at 13:32

From the white marble sculptures of the Skantzoura coast some scant indication of a trail leads inland through juniper woodlands and olive groves – up the main ridge of the island’s gentle hills. It had taken me decades to finally venture up there and explore what appears like a vision of several lucid buildings against […]

Skantzoura – satellite islands

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 13.08.2010 at 20:22

Seven small islands of great beauty and physical diversity are located along the north – western coast of Skantzoura: Kóraka, Prasoù (=Skandíli), Kyriáko, Strongylò, Polemikà, Kas(s)ídis and one more islet (= Lachanoù?). Facing from the seaside this green archipelago, one can sense its rather undisturbed marine wilderness character: it may happen that you watch a […]

Northern Sporades conservation area – continued

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 09.07.2010 at 12:03

part two It follows my second letter to Mr. Yeroulanos; see copy of first page in part one Dr. Thomas Schultze-Westrum   Kaisertsr. 52     8000 München 40 Marine National Park Project NORTHERN SPORADES Status Report December 1976 prepared for: Mr. Marinos Yeroulanos Executive Secretary National Council for Physical Planning and Environment Ministry of […]

Northern Sporades conservation area

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 20.06.2010 at 20:25

Part one The initiative proposal for the first marine conservation area in the Mediterranean Region is well documented by the respective correspondence and memos of the time: I am presenting here first page copies of the letters dated 6 October, 1976 (total 7 pages) and 23 December, 1976 (total again 7 pages plus 3 maps) […]