Julie Kunen

Conservationists Playing with Fire

By Julie Kunen [Dr. Julie Kunen, Executive Director of the WCS Latin America and Caribbean Program, is attending the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. She participated in a discussion at the Congress on the role of fire in ...

Recognizing World Fish Migration Day in the Amazon’s Waters

By Julie Kunen The Amazon basin—with its vast rainforests and river systems—is the most bio-diverse place on earth and, not surprisingly, a region rich in discovery. Newly described plant and animal species are a frequent occurrence. The recent ...

Amazon Waters: Conserving Wildlife, Securing Livelihoods

By Dr. Julie Kunen When most people think of conservation in the Amazon, images of rainforests – burned and bulldozed for cattle pastures and plantations –come to mind. And, indeed, in the past two decades some 325,000 square kilometers of rainforest in ...