bayardfenwick4 months ago
My experience on the Talamanca coast is that more often than not locals love eating turtle eggs and see it as their right. Someone invented the notion that all indigenous cultures live in harmony with nature. Additionally maritime zone laws are there to protect the land, flora and fauna that existed long before these communities (indigenous or not) arrived. These communities should be given land off of the water to replace the footprint of their coastal dwellings. By the way - this goes for every house / building globally that is currently built on the water.
Globally, our coasts are under attack by permanent structures being built and reinforced, not to mention poor waste water management. Habitat destruction is conservation's biggest enemy. I sincerely hope your project addresses the environmental conservation education of local (and tourist) populations. There may be a behavior change that your profiled community can champion that furthers the preservation of their rich cultural fabric and the plants, animals etc. that also call it home.