A field guide for environmental & social change

A field guide for environmental & social change
This article was first published on the Roving Reporter blog by World Land Trust
Can Bolivian conservationists produce the first field guide to the birds of Bolivia that will help their nation develop sustainably?

On my recent trip across Central and South America, volunteering with World Land Trust’s (WLT) conservation partners, Bolivia was one of those countries that got under my skin.
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How marine protection can empower fishermen

How marine protection can empower fishermen
This article was first published on the Roving Reporter blog by World Land Trust

How can marine conservation benefit poverty stricken fishermen to create a thriving environment? We visit the Rio Sarstún in Caribbean Guatemala to find out…

Our small boat skims across the waters between Guatemala and Belize in Central America. The tropical forests that coat the nearby shore flash past in a green haze. A flock of flamingos wade in the shallows of this coral fringed coast, sunlight sparkling in their pink reflection.
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Keepers of the Wild: what it means for conservation

Keepers of the Wild: what it means for conservation
This article was first published on the Roving Reporter blog by World Land Trust

One third of the population of Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico migrates to the USA for work. But can jobs in environmental protection make a difference?

I meet wildlife ranger Abel Reséndiz to find out if a successful conservation partnership can providing employment in rural communities
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Nature conservation fails without empowered women

Nature conservation fails without empowered women
If women and girls are not given access to education and do not have control over their reproductive health, we cannot build sustainable communities and provide basic human rights

This year I have been traveling through Latin America, visiting nature reserves supported by the World Land Trust (WLT), as a freelance conservation writer. It’s an adventure that’s taken me to some wild and remote spots, through a dozen different countries with diverse cultures. But it seems no matter where I am, there’s barely a bus ride that goes by when I’m not asked, in one way or another: “where is your husband and children?”
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