Join me on a Webinar on the impact of Covid on Conservation worldwide on January 15th, 2021

My last contribution to the JRC has been to help with the organization of a Webinar on the Impact of Covid on Coservation Worldwide. The Webinar will bring together speakers from IUCN (Marta Mills), TRAFFIC (Ben Brocks), Oxford University (Amy Dickman), Europarc Federation (Ignace Schops) and the Jaguar Rescue Center (Encar Vila). I will be … More Join me on a Webinar on the impact of Covid on Conservation worldwide on January 15th, 2021

Pandemics and poverty

At the offset of this world pandemic, I kept on thinking how the Corona would impact on the most marginalized members of society. As the World Health Organization insisted that we should wash our hands well and often, wear a mask and stay at home whenever possible, I kept on discussing with Frank what would … More Pandemics and poverty

What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the Coronavirus crises

It is now a little over two months since Costa Rica published its first report on the Corona crises. At that point in time (11th of March) there were 22 reported cases of infected people. Today, there are 863 of which, only 288 are active cases. This country of 5 million inhabitants has suffered only … More What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the Coronavirus crises

The challenge of keeping up with positive thinking in times of Coronavirus

I do not know what the last drop in the glass was but this last weekend I finally felt the frustration of the current situation with the corona growing inside me. Physical tiredness or emotional tiredness? It might have been our respective family losses in Europe, the worries with Matilda, the sleepless nights when I … More The challenge of keeping up with positive thinking in times of Coronavirus