Legislation like this will never work without helping people find viable, sustainable alternatives to charcoal production.
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Kate joined Rare in 2007 with a passion for working with local communities and biodiversity conservation. Prior to Rare she held environmental consulting posts with Environment International, Ltd. and the Cascadia Consulting Group in Seattle, WA and worked as a forestry technician in the Pacific Northwest. As an undergraduate, Kate spent a semester in Madagascar and worked with a local ecotourism guides association and WCS for an independent study. It was then that she first realized she could make a career out of helping to protect the world’s most amazing species and places. Following her work in Seattle, Kate returned to Madagascar to examine the role of specific-species taboos in biodiversity conservation in the Bay of Antsiranana for her master’s thesis. Kate holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bates College and a MSc. in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from Oxford University.
B.A. Environmental Studies, Bates College; MSc. Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, Oxford University
my Mom found me covered in dirt, eating worms in the garden at the age of 2. I was inspired to make it my career though while conducting research in Madagascar