BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work, but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.
BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise.
To set up interviews, contact:
Deborah McKew, Communications Director
What is Sustainable Tourism? Can it be truly sustainable, ethical and just?
By Kreg Ettenger
In a class at the University of Southern Maine this past year, Dr. Bruce Rinker of Gorham’s Biodiversity Research Institute taught students about the intimate connection between tourism, wildlife and biodiversity. They learned of tropical forest canopy walks in Central America that teach tourists about this fragile and diverse habitat; about the economic and conservation benefits of birdwatching; and about projects in places from the Arctic to Sri Lanka that use tourist interest and dollars to protect species ranging from polar bears to sea turtles.
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