Taking Lessons on Biodiversity Conservation to Egypt

Name: Mennatallah Nada School: The American University in Cairo SFS Program: Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems, Costa Rica, Summer 2014 It’s no secret that we have problems in Egypt — economic, political and social — which sends a topic such as biodiversity down to the end of the list of priorities. However, one of the most important [...]

Community Art Takes Sustainable Tourism to a Whole New Level

Name: Mary Little, L.L.M Position: Resident Lecturer in Economic & Ethical Issues in Sustainable Development Program: Applied Research Techniques & Strategies Toward Sustainability, Costa Rica Sustainable tourism means traveling in a way that 1) has minimal environmental impact, 2) promotes conservation, and 3) improves local livelihoods, both economically and socially. Our Directed Research project on [...]

Regenerating Rainforest on Centre Property

Name: Amanda Freeman, Ph.D. Position: Center Director Program: Tropical Rainforest Studies, Australia Saturday 23rd November saw the culmination of several months of planning and site preparation when students, staff, and several Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands (TREAT) members planted 1,540 rainforest seedlings at the Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS).  TREAT donated trees grown [...]

Education in 360° HD: Catlin Seaview Survey Visits the Center for Marine Resource Studies

Yasmeen Smalley Rochester Institute of Technology Journalism Last week we got a surprise visit at our Center from a group that just happened to be in the area—the Catlin Seaview Survey team! The group is undertaking ground-breaking work on photographing the world’s coral reefs, which will be used for scientific analysis and public awareness. You [...]

SFS Center in Costa Rica is a Model of Sustainable Agriculture

Name: Gerardo Avalos, Ph.D. Position: Center Director Program: Sustainable Development Studies, Costa Rica For the third year in a row, The SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica passed the criteria of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Farm certification. Since the certification was first obtained in the fall of 2011, the Center has maintained [...]

Presenting Our Research at the World’s Largest Conservation Conference: A Student’s and Lecturer’s Story

Daria Bednarczyk The University of Maine Turks & Caicos Islands Fall 2012 Disseminating successful research methods within fisheries science/conservation is an unfortunate rarity. However, my inexperienced colleague (Ellie Splain at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and I were able to prove in only five weeks that a simple rapid social science assessment method was [...]

Ocean Conservation from Mexico to Mozambique

by Patrick McGettigan SFS Alum, Mexico Spring ’09 Peace Corps Volunteer, Mozambique In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th, and in an effort to promote coastal conservation and activism in my Peace Corps community, I organized a three-day Ocean Fair (Feira do Oceano) that took place June 7-9 on Ilha de Moçambique. Ilha [...]

Vet Clinic Great Success On South Caicos

Name: Amanda Greenstein Position: Waterfront Intern Program: Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands SFS Alum: Turks & Caicos, Spring 2011 Living in the United States, it is easy to forget that there are dogs and cats in the world that live a much less fortunate life than our pets. When students first arrive at [...]

The Experience of Collaring Elephants: Partnership, Research, and Conservation

by Dr. Moses Makonjio Okello Senior Director The SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies in Kenya and Tanzania Participating in the collaring exercise to track African elephants has been a high point in my academic and professional experience. The project, a collaboration between The School for Field Studies (SFS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare [...]

The Billfish Foundation in Turks & Caicos

Thanks to The Billfish Foundation for the story, which you can find posted on their site here. The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1986, with a mission of conserving billfish worldwide. The beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) is a collection of small islands within the British West Indies is known [...]

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