Search Results for Tag: conservation
Seattle mapmaker protects local land
Ben Hughey makes maps. As a kid growing up in Alaska, he used a GPS to hike off-trail. Then, as a college junior, he combined his GPS skills with his mapmaking ability to help three indigenous communities in Ecuador create maps of their lands, which they’ll use to defend themselves against future land incursions.
Now, at age 25, Ben is using mapmaking to try to get people on board land conservation projects in Washington State, in the north-western United States.
Listen to the report by Eilís O’Neill in Seattle:
DateTuesday 18.02.2014 | 13:26
Tagsconservation, environment, outdoors, United States
Saving Sea Turtles in Hainan
Frederick Yeh is an American-Chinese biomedical engineer who was driven into conservation work on a trip back to Hainan to visit family. He had happy memories of Hainan’s Sea Turtles from early childhood, but was shocked to discover that locals – who were hard up against the realities of a struggling fishing industry – were selling the turtles and no one was doing anything about it.
Check out the report by Jennifer Dunn in Hainan:
Saving endangered Sea Turtles in Hainan
If you want to know more about Frederick’s work, you can visit seaturtles.org.
DateWednesday 23.11.2011 | 14:25
TagsChina, conservation, endangered species, Hainan, poaching, sea turtle