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When Francisco Laso ’21 Ph.D. was a field research assistant at the Galápagos National Park in 2010, he was shocked to learn that there was very limited collaboration with farmers on conservation issues. So, he has spent the past decade addressing this topic through his research. “Most people are really surprised to hear that there is farming going on in the postcard images that they see from the Galápagos,” Laso says. “I saw this huge blind spot in how we thought of conservation in the Galápagos.”  For more information, please follow this link.

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