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Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19?

A lookout with Hanauma Bay (on the left) and Diamond Head (on the right). Credit: Gavin Lamb

As I write this in Honolulu, the governor of Hawai‘i has put the state on an indefinite lockdown and everyone flying into the islands must undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Tourist arrivals have dwindled from about 40,000 per day to around 100. Major hotels are closing across the state and laying off workers by the tens of thousands. Restaurants and bars almost…

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Gavin Lamb, PhD

Gavin Lamb, PhD

I’m a researcher and writer in ecolinguistics and environmental communication. Get my weekly digest of nature writing ideas/tools: https://wildones.substack.com