VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
In Playa Grande, Costa Rica, more than 20 years of egg poaching consumed a generation of leatherback sea turtles, bringing the population in the Eastern Pacific to the brink of extinction. Today, scientists and volunteers are working alongside local communities to ensure there’s a future for this species. When María Teresa Koberg first arrived in…
By Alix Morris, Earthwatch Institute
Tens of millions of wild bison once freely roamed across North America before their populations were decimated by Euro-American settlers in the mid-1800s. Today, Earthwatch’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Cristina Eisenberg, in partnership with the Blackfoot First Nation, is leading a study to help prepare for the return of this iconic species to Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park and tribal lands in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.