Dr. Victoria Lockwood
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.
Eenvironment, Ecuador, conservation, economic development, anthropology, Engaged Learning 2013
Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Jones, Katherine Elizabeth, "Environmental Restoration in Amazon, Ecuador" (2013). Collection of Engaged Learning. 9.