Last week I passed the half-way point of my project here in Lima, so it seems a good time to reflect on the six months that have been and to consider what the rest of my year here may bring. It hasn’t been easy. Really: under-statement. As some of my posts have documented, I’m struggling with the day-to-day reality of life here, as well as with the bigger issues of environmental management… Read More
Category: Economics, Education, Ethics, Institutions & infrastructure, Politics & society, Popular culture, Rants & raves, Volunteering & activism Tags: a year in Peru, activism, aid, building community, change, corruption, creating a better future, dependency, development, education, enabling change, environmental management, government, Lima, living abroad, peru, policy, pollution, social inequality, sustainability, volunteering
Tasmanians, the Forest Peace Deal Agreement is going through the Upper House, where the legislation will either pass, or crash and burn with a huge loss of public faith and return to community division and ongoing stalemate. The agreement isn’t perfect, I know, but it’s better than no agreement and it has involved compromise from both sides to reach. We can always build from here and work towards a better agreement once… Read More
Category: Community, Ethics, Extractive industries, Politics & society, Rants & raves Tags: activism, compromise, creating the future, environmental activism, environmental politics, forest peace talks, legislation, petition, sustainability, Tasmania, Tasmanian Forest Agreement, Tasmanian Government
Florentine contested forestry area, Tasmania Don’t be afraid to let who you really are shine through.
In theory I’m still on sabbatical and this blog should be dormant, but I just can’t help myself. I have to climb on my soap-box and open my big aquatic scientist mouth. So what’s got me worked up enough to break my self-imposed silence? The imminent arrival of the FV Margiris, the world’s second-largest trawler, currently on its way to Tasmania to take up a licence for fishing jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis &… Read More
Category: Climate & greenhouse, Environmental economics, Industry & agriculture, Rants & raves, Science Tags: activism, AFMA, Australian politics, catch quotas, fisheries, jack mackerel, Margiris, marine conservation, redbait, Seafish Tasmania, Southern Pelagic Fishery, super-trawler, sustainabile fisheries, sustainability