Category: Citizenship, Flora

Nature and Citizenship

Two first-time visitors to the Galapagos archipelago begin their experience in exactly the same way. Two hours after departing mainland Ecuador, their plane descends towards the island of…


In 1998, as the Zapatista uprising continued to simmer in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, two U.S. academic researchers began setting up a “bioprospecting” agreement there. With funds…

El Tesoro de Volcán

Carlos Beita and his cousin Alfonso, rugged-looking ranchers both, squat beside biologist Ruth Tiffer as she explains how to take samples from a stream bed. Scooping a rock from the current…

The Tragic Saga of the Scorpion Flower

English + Español
Back then, Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, encountered the entourage of Dionysios, the son of Zeus and god of ecstatic celebration, in a forest. Suddenly infatuated…


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