Harnessing the wisdom of indigenous communities for marine conservation

By engaging directly with community members and embracing indigenous knowledge in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, a NatGeo project led by a Smithsonian scientist highlights the necessity of inclusive approaches to safeguard critical marine ecosystems and culture for future generations. There’s a cold front in the Bocas del Toro archipelago when we arrive in mid-February. … Continued

Life on a Sustainable Planet: Creating a Resilient Future for Our Oceans 

by Ana K. Spalding, Director of the Adrienne Arsht Community Based Resilience Solutions Initiative At a time when climate change and biodiversity loss are threatening our natural environments – for instance, 75 percent of coral reefs are at risk due to human impacts – it’s clear that we need to develop scalable nature-based solutions and … Continued