In 2013, every day was an adventure. I’d packed in my full time job and headed off on my own to the wildlands of Latin America.
I was on a mission to discover why some people are prepared to stand up and take action to protect our natural world. Well, at least that’s what I was telling people I was doing…
Like clockwork, at 5.50am every day, the rainforest wakes up. At first, the bird song is a murmur, a whispering chatter of chirps and tweets, like gossiping nuns at chapel.
The answer for one British couple, Katharine and David Lowrie, is precisely the length of South America… in running shoes.
Discover what drives them to wake up in the morning, put on their trainers, and run for 25 miles – every day, for over a year…
Explore the wilds of the Sierra Gorda mountains, a one million acre Biosphere Reserve protected thanks to Páramo’s chosen charity, the World Land Trust
Grinning up at us from beneath his cowboy hat, ranger Leonel Espino is kneeling in the path’s sticky earth, pointing out the clear imprint of a big cat’s paw. A puma, he tells us, and its fresh – this top predator was roaming our forest trail as little as 24 hours ago.