Moving Closer to Sustainability Goals
Appointment of new co-director brings marine focus and expanded reach for initiative in Costa Rica.
Since, 2012, Stanford’s Osa & Golfito Initiative has worked with local residents to articulate a vision for developing environmentally sustainable livelihoods – a conservation model that holds lessons for other countries. INOGO (the acronym for the program’s Spanish name) recently entered a new phase in its works with local partners to help people realize their goals via new skills and access to networks within ecotourism and agriculture.
Larry Crowder, the Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor of Marine Ecology and Conservation at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station and former science director of Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions, has been named co-director of INOGO. Crowder will help prioritize fisheries management as part of a larger effort to provide useful, science-based decision-making tools and information to regional stakeholders.