Nat Geo Voices – The Report Is In

After a three-month survey across 600 souvenir shops in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Cuba, Grenada and Colombia, researchers from 12 conservation organizations discovered that 30 percent of the establishments sold products made from endangered hawksbill sea turtles. Gifts ranged from $1 bracelets and rings to $200 for an intricate comb. Of the…

Nat Geo – Kayaking Within Rookery Bay Mangroves

A group of intrepid adventurers and I met at exactly 9 a.m. at the end of Shell Island Drive in the Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve. Multi-colored kayaks had been set up by reserve staff, and were glistening in the morning light. Read the entire blog at Nat Geo Voices!

Nat Geo – Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Oysters? Probably.

By Erika Zambello, based on an article by Madison Toonder. Though still in high school, Madison Toonder is passionate about science, and recently used the scientific method to study oysters in the coastal environment near her Florida home. “I discovered the importance of conservation at a young age,” she wrote in a new article for Voices…