Engaged Learning Collection

Contributor(s)

Dr. Victoria Lockwood

Publication Date

4-15-2013

Abstract

In summer 2012, I worked for six weeks on an environmental conservation project in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador through UBELONG, an international volunteer organization. I was blessed with the opportunity to take what I had been reading in environmental economics textbooks and apply it to an experience far outside of my comfort zone. The site I worked on was a 6,200-acre reserve called Jatun Sacha, which was set aside by the Ecuadorian government in 1985. During these six weeks, I was able to immerse myself in an entirely new culture while helping further the efforts of Jatun Sacha. My experience was highly educational and gave me a new way to look at natural resource use and environmental conservation.

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Eenvironment, Ecuador, conservation, economic development, anthropology, Engaged Learning 2013

Disciplines

Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

14 pages

Format

.pdf

Rights

The files in this collection are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of Southern Methodist University, Office of the Provost. These files may be freely used for educational purposes, provided they are not altered in any way, and Southern Methodist University is cited. For more information, contact ncds@smu.edu.

Language

English

Included in

Anthropology Commons

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