“Empowering Women in Conservation” training materials
Women are critically important to their communities, and often play vital roles in harvesting, processing, and selling products made from natural resources. They are also vulnerable to negative impacts that harm those natural resources. However, in many areas, women are not meaningfully included in conservation-related processes – which means that these processes are missing out…
Listen for Unspoken Voices: Our nonspeaking views much be valued
What is autistic representation? It is a question I have asked myself seriously in the past months. I have watched Love on the Spectrum and a bit of Atypical, and it left me feeling down. I was initially thrilled to see autism featured on mainstream television shows. But they were not telling the reality of my autistic experience.…
Design Thinking & Conservation
With thoughtful and responsible use, Design Thinking can substantially contribute to more effective, equitable, and ethical conservation practices.
Developing an Innovative Conservation Training Program
At the Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab (MCCL) at Point B Design + Training, we’ve developed a thoughtful, remarkably effective training program to build research and conservation skills and knowledge and to cultivate the passion that many youths have for environmental work. We designed this as part of the Gulf of Mottama Project’s (GoMP) Conservation and…
What dwells in these muddy waters: The quest for dolphins and porpoises in the Gulf of Mottama, Myanmar
About our journey – from an unexpected revelation in India, to poking around fishing villages, to finally seeing the animals with our own eyes – to start a research program on the marine mammals in the Gulf of Mottama.
A tangled net: Bycatch, dolphin conservation, and human well-being
Bycatch is a serious threat to marine megafauna around the world; reducing it requires changes in how people fish, posing a highly challenging situation where conservation might threaten human well-being.
Cute, Generally Irritating, and Endangered: Lessons from studying Irrawaddy dolphins & their conservation systems
We love to gripe about these dolphins, but we also just love them. My views of conservation have been heavily influenced by my experience following these “generally irritating” animals, interviewing the fishers who live alongside them, and working with some of the most dedicated and bright conservation minds in the world. Posted on Medium