“The wolves represent ‘wildness’ and if you ever have the occasion to see them and walk in the same place where they live and share the same territory as them, it’s a privilege.”
Paul Bulencea is an award-winning author, educator, entrepreneur and speaker inspiring forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies and governments to foster innovation and drive sustainable growth by shifting business models from services to co-creative transformational experiences.
Following his vision to help organisations migrate to the Experience Economy, he co-founded The College of Extraordinary Experiences in 2016, which serves as a worldwide community and think tank for experience designers. The College is described by creative thought leaders a must for pioneers in experience design.
Since she was a child Valeria Roselli walked along the paths through the forest of the mountains where she was born. Her curiosity led her to explore and get to know the territory. While listening to stories from older people in the area, Valeria learnt the importance of the local traditions and how necessary it was to preserve traditions and value the past.
Her love of nature and for the Abruzzo mountain’s became her passion, which in turn became her profession. She is now a nature guide, environmental interpreter and Nordic walking instructor and an expert guide in the Italian Apennines.
00.00 – 00.44 Intro Theme
00.45 – 06.54 David introduces the re-wilding special
06.55 – 11.59 What is the fascination with ‘tracking’ wildlife?
12.00 – 12.48 Combining tracking with trailing
12.50 – 13.53 The benefits of sitting and observing
13.56 – 17.15 The story of the Red Deer
17.30 – 26.55 The Eye of the Wild Bison
26.57 – 29.54 What we can learn from the Wolves?
29.56 – 32.00 David’s ‘Sit Spot’ exercise – observing nature
32.22 – 36.08 Epilogue: The story of the fox
36.09 – Bonus Feature: David descends the mountain (field recording)
“What I like about tracking is that it shows you how everything is inter-connected. (Therefore), it’s much easier to become self-aware and to understand how inter-twined everything is by observing and seeing and noticing.” (Paul)
“Trailing is where you follow the tracks until you find and discover the animal.” (Paul)
“The moments spent in nature are special. Every day is a new day for a new moment and a new emotion.” (Valeria)
“One of the Bison came very close, he was very curious… about 7 metres and was just looking at us. I made eye-contact and in that gaze with a wild animal… it felt like finding ‘home’. It’s very hard to describe because it’s an experience we rarely have nowadays.” (Paul)
“When you’re calm and not tense, then you start seeing things all around you.” (Paul)
“The wolves represent ‘wildness’ and if you ever have the occasion to see them and walk in the same place where they live and share the same territory as them, it’s a privilege.” (Valeria)
David Pearl (Host)
Andrew Paine (Producer & Audio Engineer)
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