FORA.tv Speaker - Sven Lindblad
Sven-Olof Lindblad traveled extensively with his father, learning early on the joy and wonder of exploring the pristine corners of the globe. As a young man, Sven spent six years in East Africa photographing elephants and wildlife and assisting filmmakers on a documentary about the destruction of African rainforests.
This early and deep exposure to the balance between man's relationship to natural resources was instrumental in Sven's efforts over the years, to find ways for his business to help preserve natural resources and get involved in conservation efforts.
In 1979, Sven Lindblad founded Special Expeditions as a division of Lindblad Travel, enabling the company to further its mission of offering innovative and educational travel expeditions that were primarily marine focused. Offerings expanded to Costa Rica, Alaska and Baja California, providing travelers with opportunities to explore, with small and nimble ships, the islands, coves and open spaces of the sea that reminded Lindblad of the remote and vast expanse of the Serengetti plains.
03.28.09 | 01:12:47 min
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