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Aug 21Liked by Tara Sayuri Whitty, PhD

I enjoyed this episode so much!!!

One of the experiences that really had a huge impact on me was watching a 12 year Rohingya boy, who has lived in an IDP camp for at least ten years process a mobula and listening to his uncle tell me .. what else are we suppose to do? The knife is the only tool we have.

I know this is an example in an extreme end of the spectrum but the whole experience made me learn (in real time almost) that protecting species has to come with protecting human as well.

You can do all the "science" but nothing is going to work until you can lift these communities out of poverty and provide at least some basic human rights.

Funnily enough this family was the most forthcoming with all kinds of information when I was interviewing as well.

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