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Notes before the first expedition – meeting with Dr. Sabater Pi

From now on I will try to find time and keep you updated on the important things happening in these last weeks before the first Curated Expedition to Novosibirsk. Yesterday I had an opportunity to know in person Dr. Sabater Pi, famous catalan ethologist and antropologist, that passed almost 30 years in Africa studing primates, amphibians and birds in their natural habitat. In spite of his advanced age,( born in 1922) this scientist is still working, giving conferences and interviews. The meeting happened in Documentation Centre that carries his name.

amhibians- Jordi Sabater P�

I have used one of the phrases of Dr. Sabater Pí as a motto of Expedition project – he says in catalan: “observar – dibuixar – conèixer – estimar – protegir ” that in english stands: “observe – draw . know – love – protect”. In the Documentation Centre you can find a rich collection of drawings, watercolours and sketches, realized mostly in Africa, Spain, and a library on topics related to ethology, primatology and anthropology, and ethnological objects of Africa.

Dr. Sabater Pí listened amused to my explination of our plans once in Novosibirsk Zoo – and promised his support for the project. Mireia Saladrigues will visit the centre next week to study closer some issues for her work Zoolar Eclipse, and also interview Dr. before the big journey. He experienced a total solar eclipse some 50 years ago in Equatorial Guinea, great drop of the temperature and the strange light effect.

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