Author: Jamie Olson
Jamie Olson is a Masters candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin specializing in Energy and Environmental Policy. She is a creative problem-solver who thrives in a multicultural setting with diverse knowledge and practical work experience from both the non-profit and the public sector. An effective communicator with policy writing experience, Jamie recently completed an internship at CEBRI, the Brazilian Center for International Relations. Jamie holds her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Adaptive Management to End Human-Wildlife Conflict

Human-wildlife conflict, at its core, is essentially a struggle over land use. Cattle grazing, agriculture, and other profitable land uses are attractive alternatives to preserving land for the conservation of species in many range countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where

Call 1-800-NO-POACH

We can all agree: poaching is a problem that needs to be addressed. However this is a complicated issue with many facets. One major problem with combatting poaching stems from the fact that many feel that there is nothing that

Boat-to-Plate: Tracing Your Fish Like Never Before

Two months ago, President Barack Obama announced an ambitious plan to combat illegal fishing that will monitor the industry like never before. Ocean advocates hope that these presidential recommendations will be the first step towards a sustained effort to combat illegal,

The Noah’s Ark Problem

The biblical tale of Noah’s Ark is a familiar one: God saves Noah, his family, and many pairs of animals from a flood that drowns the rest of the Earth. Now let us use this story as a metaphor for

The Phragmipedium Kovachii: Is CITES guilty of over criminalization?

While reports indicate that many species of rare plants, including multiple varieties of orchids, are nearing the brink of extinction, the debate over what to do to protect them rages on. A combination of rampant poaching, greed, and habitat destruction

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