Some of you must have been wondering where I have been this past few weeks. Well, I was off the grid. I was learning about my country and meeting amazing people. I really had anContinue reading
Ecotourism does a lot of good. It helps people create a bond with animals, which might encourage them to help conserve them. But it must be done responsibly.
Every year since 1934, hunters hoping to go after waterfowl or other migratory birds have been obligated to buy a Duck Stamp. Once purchased, 98 cents of every dollar spent on the stamp goes toContinue reading
When I first got to Centre Valbio, I was lucky enough to see a bit of musical Malagasy culture. Whenever a big group of visitors arrived or left, CVB liked to throw a party. TheyContinue reading
Zoos have a controversial history among conservationists. Some ethical frameworks praise zoos for increasing the intrinsic value of animals and expanding our knowledge in conservation biology to save threatened species, while others find the cagingContinue reading
It’s been two weeks since I went out into a remote community to check back in with project participants for RICES (Remote and Isolated Communities Essential Services), and I have since been busy with dataContinue reading
I know a lot of scientists. Most are in the field of ecology and spend their days chest-deep in marsh mud, scrambling up mountain slopes, pulling themselves up tree trunks, diving to the depths ofContinue reading
The Department of Interior opened public comment, perhaps unprepared for the avalanche of responses. When the portal closed on July 10, 1,459,940 people had commented, including me. Make no mistake, this is a lot.
For the first time in many years, I didn’t anticipate fireworks as the sun began to set on the 4th of July. Instead, I found myself in a car reminiscent of 1950s America, drivingContinue reading
A few weeks ago, my team and I visited one of the newest national parks sites: The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.