发布于:2021-09-21 04:50:29

Good afternoon,ladies and gantelmen
Today I would like to begin with a story. There was once a physical therapist who traveled all the way from America to Africa to do a census about mountain gorillas. These gorillas are a main attraction to tourists from all over the world; this put them severely under threat of poaching and being put into the zoo. She went there out of curiosity, but what she saw strengthened her determination to devote her whole life to fighting for those beautiful creatures. She witnessed a scene, a scene taking us to a place we never imaged we've ever been, where in the very depth of the African rainforest, surrounded by trees, flowers and butterflies, the mother gorillas cuddled their babies.
Yes, that's a memorable scene in one of my favorite movies, called Gorillas in the Mist, based on a true story of Mrs. Diana Fossey, who spent most of her lifetime in Rwanda to protect the ecoenvironment there until the very end of her life.
To me, the movie not only presents an unforgettable scene but also acts as a timeless reminder that we should not develop the tourist industry at the cost of our eco-environment.
Today, we live in a world of prosperity but still threatened by so many new problems. On the one hand, tourism, as one of the most promising industries in the 21st century, provides people with the great opportunity to see everything there is to see and to go any place there is to go. It has become a lifestyle for some people, and has turned out to be the driving force in GDP growth. It has the magic to turn a backward town into a wonderland of prosperity. But on the other hand, many problems can occur - natural scenes aren't natural anymore. Deforestation to heat lodges are devastating Nepal. Oil spills from tourist boats are polluting Antarctica. Tribal people are forsaking their native music and dress to listen to U2 on Walkman and wear Nike and Reeboks.
All these appalling facts have brought us to the realization that we can no longer stand by and do nothing, because the very thought of it has been eroding our resources. Encouragingly, the explosive growth of global travel has put tourism again in the spotlight, which is why the United Nations has made 2002 the year of ecotourism, for the first time to bring to the world's attention the benefits of tourism, but also its capacity to destroy our ecoenvironment.
Now every year, many local ecoenvironmental protection organizations are receiving donations - big notes, small notes or even coins - from housewives, plumbers, ambulance drivers, salesmen, teachers, children and invalids. Some of them cannot afford to send the money but they do. These are the ones who drive the cabs, who nurse in hospitals, who are suffering from ecological damage in their neighborhood. Why? Because they care. Because they still want their Mother Nature back. Because they know it still belongs to them.
This kind of feeling that I have, ladies and gentlemen, is when it feels like it, smells like it, and looks like it , it's all coming from a scene to be remembered, a scene to recall and to cherish.
The other night, as I saw the moon linger over the land and before it was sent into the invisible, my mind was filled with songs. I found myself humming softly, not to the music, but to something else, someplace else, a place remembered, a place untouched, a field of grass where no one seemed to have been except the deer.
And all those unforgettable scenes strengthened the feeling that it's time for us to do something, for our own and our coming generation.
Once again, I have come to think of Mrs. Diana Fossey because it is with her spirit, passion, courage and strong sense of our ecoenvironment that we are taking our next step into the world.
And no matter who we are, what we do and where we go, in our minds, there's always a scene to remember, a scene worth our effort to protect it and fight for it.
Thank you very much.
今天,我首先想用一个小故事。 从前有一个物理治疗师谁专程从美国一直到做一个关于非洲山地大猩猩普查。 这些大猩猩是一个主要的吸引力来自世界各地的游客;这使他们受到严重威胁下,偷猎和被投入到动物园。 她去那里是出于好奇,但她看到了促使她决心投入一生为这些美丽的生物战斗。 她亲眼目睹的场景,一个场景带我们到一个地方,我们从来没有影像我们去过,在那里,非常的非洲热带雨林的树木,花草,蝴
今天,我们生活在一个繁荣的世界,但仍受到这么多的新问题的威胁。 一方面,旅游业作为21世纪最有前途的产业之一,提供了极好的机会来看到的一切,就是看那里的人去任何地方,并有去。 它已成为一种生活方式,对某些人,并已被证明是在国内生产总值增长的推动力。 它具有神奇的变成一个繁荣的仙境一个落后的小镇。 但在另一方面,许多问题都可以发生 - 自然景观不自然了。 砍伐森林是毁灭性的热小屋尼泊尔。 漏油是从南极旅游船污染。 部落的人丧失了本土音乐和服饰,听取他们对随身听U2和穿耐克和锐步。
所有这些令人震惊的事实使我们认识到,我们不能再袖手旁观,什么也不做,因为它已经非常侵蚀我们的资源的思想。 令人鼓舞的是,全球旅游爆炸性增长,把旅游再次成为关注的焦点,这就是为什么联合国作出2002年为生态旅游年首次提请全世界注意旅游的好处,而且其能力破坏我们的生态环境。
现在每年有不少本地的生态环境保护组织收到的捐款 - 大笔记,小票甚至是硬币 - 从家庭主妇,管道工,救护车司机,售货员,教师,儿童和残疾人。 有的不能把钱,但他们做的。 这是谁驾驶出租车,谁在医院当护士,谁是从他们所在地区生态破坏的痛苦。 为什么呢? 因为他们的照顾。 因为他们仍然希望他们回到大自然。 因为他们知道它仍然属于他们。
有一天晚上,当我看见月亮慢慢品尝前的土地和隐形传送进了,我的心中充满了歌。 我发现自己轻声哼唱,而不是音乐,而是别的东西,别的地方,一个地方记住,一个地方不动,一草的田野,那里没有一个似乎已经被除鹿。