New Opportunities for Conservation in Cuba

With the opening of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba earlier this year, new opportunities for conservation among the two countries are emerging. The United States and Cuba recently signed an agreement on marine conservation and research, representing the first such collaboration on environmental protection. The agreement proposes to link marine sanctuaries in the …

Featured Issue: Ecotourism Part 1 Pros and Cons

Ecotourism is a rapidly growing industry and an increasingly hot environmental topic. Protected areas around the world receive an estimated 8 billion visits annually, bringing in $600 billion per year. Photographic tourism is being praised as an ecosystem service, and a solution to fund the conservation of biodiversity, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wildlife viewing generates …