Bird Notes, Part 2: Of Small Islands, Hurricanes and Opportunity Grabbers

April 16th, 2018

This is about the other side of the Caribbean. It’s not entirely about birds – it is more about humans, and what we call “natural disasters” (although they are quite unnatural, these days, since they are a consequence of humans’ actions). I would like to discuss two tiny islands, specifically. Quite frankly, these kinds of situations, […]

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Islands on the Edge – Together

September 2nd, 2014

A few weeks ago, I attended the annual meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for a day. It was a celebration of the ISA’s twentieth anniversary, and the meeting was in celebratory mood. As I stepped into the conference room, I was immediately fascinated by a representative from the Asia-Pacific Group, standing by the […]

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