Monthly Archives: August 2015

Into the Amazon

Kirsten Silvius’s, research (with our lab) highlighted on Virginia Tech University’s home page ((http://www.vt.edu/) with photos by Jose Fragoso. The article describes how economists, fisheries biologists and wildlife managers are working together to set resource use policies in the Amazon. Story: “Virginia Tech Scientists work to Save the Amazon Rainforest and its Biodiversity” (http://www.vt.edu/spotlight/achievement/2015-08-17-amazon/cnre.html)

Kirsten Silvius & L. Flamarion de Oliviera (photo Jose Fragoso)

Kirsten Silvius’s, research (with our lab) highlighted on Virginia Tech University’s home page (http://www.vt.edu/) with photos by Jose Fragoso. The article describes how economists, fisheries biologists and wildlife managers are working together to set resource use policies in the Amazon.

Full Story:  (http://www.vt.edu/spotlight/achievement/2015-08-17-amazon/cnre.html)


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Jose Fragoso on National Public Radio

Jose Fragoso was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR-USA) in Hawaii concerning The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation’s (ATBC) call for the US government to continue funding Kahoolawe, Hawaii’s biocultural restoration. The island was used by the US military for over 50 years for training exercises and as a bombing range.  The island is very important to Native Hawaiians.

You can hear the interview here: http://hpr2.org/post/conversation-thursday-july-16th-2015#stream/0

ATBC Hawaii Declaration:  http://tropicalbiology.org/atbc-2015-honolulu-declaration/


Scientists call on government to fund Kahoolawe, Hawaii restoration

The Maui News, Big Island Chronicle San Francisco SFGATE and Star Advertiser newspapers all carried stories citing The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation’s (ATBC) call for the US government to fund the biocultural restoration of Hawaii’s Kahoolawe Island.  In the articles ATBC’s representative Jose Fragoso calls for the US government to complete their agreement for cleaning up the island.  It was used for over 50 years for military exercises and as a bombing range.

You can view the articles here:

The Maui News:
Scientists call on government to fund Kahoolawe restoration
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/600078/Scientists-call-on-government-to-fund-Kahoolawe-restoration.html

Big Island Chronicle:
Biologists to US: Keep your Word on Kho’olawe
http://www.bigislandchronicle.com/tag/association-of-tropical-biology-and-conservation/

The Star Advertiser:
Juy 17, 2015
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20150717_Scientists_call_for_government_to_fund_K        ahoolawe_restoration.html?id=316136061

SFGATE (San Francisco):
Scientists call for government to fund Kahoolawe restoration
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Scientists-call-for-government-to-fund-Kahoolawe-6391074.php