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Edible Conservation: Eating the Enemy

Invasive species are wreaking havoc on fragile natural ecosystems. In response, a culinary movement spearheaded by conservation groups and sustainably minded chefs is gathering steam, with a clear message: Eat the invaders.

Doing It Right in the Dominican Republic

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With sounds of the surf lapping at the harbor next to La Yola restaurant, I tucked into my curried lobster with gusto. Though dining on an over-fished creature, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty. That’s because I knew that the local fishermen were given lobster houses in exchange for a commitment to restrict their catch:…

Key West, Beyond the Beach: The Eco-Discovery Center

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Patty Hodapp delves into the diverse ecology of the Florida Keys. The largest living coral reef in the United States exists as backbone to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a 2,800-square-nautical-mile ecosystem that surrounds the 126-mile island chain of the Florida Keys. This reef is home to a diverse group of plants and animals…