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2014-06-30 | Peer Reviewed

It took thousands of turtles

Alpízar, Francisco. 2014. “It took thousands of turtles.” Enviroment and Development Economics 19:3: 322-324.
Download reference Doi:10.1017/S1355770X1400031X

Crafting a set of rules and incentives for the local community in Ostional National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR), one of the few places in the world where sea turtles come ot nest in massive number.

At the end of my undergraduate studies in economics I was ready to go into graduate studies in finance, monetary policy or macroeconomics. At that time in my country, the choices were not much broader than that. In order to complete my studies I needed 30 days of community work, so I went to Ostional National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR), one of a few places in the world where sea turtles come to nest in massive numbers. My task was to craft a set of rules and incentives for the local community to organize better around the unique resources of this protected area.