What can I do for conservation from so far away?

Every year, Navjot Sodhi and I play a bad cop, good cop routine with Duke University students from Dan Rittschof and Michael Orbach’s Urban Tropical Ecology class.

This morning Navjot Sodhi adopted his Dr Doomsday persona as usual when talking about conservation in South East Asia but he ended with a hopeful note (‘a Hollywood ending’ he said), citing Pilai Poonswad’s exemplary hornbill work in Thailand.

Then brought up the question, ‘what can I do for conservation from so far away?’ To answer this, he showed a TEDx video featuring Mongabay.com’s indefatigable Rhett Butler talking about how his passion fueled his work and in 2010 helped mount international protest against the pillage of rosewood logging in Madagascar.

An excellent example indeed!

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