Sacha Dench, 41, is risking her life to travel the perilous 4,700 mile migration route of the Bewick Swan. That’s right – she could be gunned down, attacked by bears and wolves, or could fall to her death. But she’s taking her chances. Sacha is a (very, very dedicated) conservationist with the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Gloucestershire, United Kindom. As part of her efforts to save the threatened Bewick swan, she has decided to strap herself to a paramotor – a sort of powered paraglider – to travel south from the Russian arctic towards warmer climes in Europe. She’ll be setting off from Russia on September 6, so is in the final preparation stages now.
Woman to “fly” 4700 miles with Swans