When large nets are used to capture desirable species, there is often “bycatch” of undesirable species that are often thrown back into the water.
I am in my fourth week as an intern at the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), an internship that I found through the Nicholas School’s Stanback internship program I talked about in an earlier post.Continue reading
Those who oppose legalized abortion should be vocal advocates of contraception and contraceptive education.
I watched a TED Talk by the policy advisor Simon Anholt the other day, titled “Who would the rest of the world vote for in your country’s election?” He asserted the following: “I think that ifContinue reading
Costa Rica’s coasts, long renowned for being rich in biodiversity, have recently come under attack by industrial fishing. While living in the country for 10 months as a Hart Leadership Fellow, I interviewed fishermen onContinue reading
We have just gotten back from a weekend of camping here along the Infiernillo, where our class has seen and experienced such a variety of sights, sounds, and stories that it is hard to tieContinue reading
I walked down the beach as the sun rose…soft sand under my feet, slowly dusting my heels with little golden rocks. I sat down at the point to watch the early morning surfers and letContinue reading
Since the 1950s, nearly 60% of Costa Rica’s forests have been cut at one period in time for the purpose of ranching.[i] Cows now graze on an estimated 35.5% of Costa Rica’s landmass, and accountContinue reading
One of the most unique parts of being an undergraduate in the Nicholas School is the opportunity to participate in the Stanback Internship Program. I completed an internship with the program last summer and discoveredContinue reading
Though controversial, responsibly feeding sharks has created a win-win where livelihoods are generated from dive tourism while the reef and its predators including bull sharks, lemon sharks, trevally and groupers return to healthy abundancesContinue reading