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Science and Perspective

We all need a little more Science and a lot more Perspective

On (Being) magical negroes

I posted recently on my Facebook Page that I was called a Magical Negro. You may be familiar with Magical Negro Characters like Will Smith's character in Bagger Vance, or Michael Clarke Duncan's character in The Green Mile. Glenn and... Continue Reading →

Cay Sal Cay May 22 2010

I have visited Cay Sal Cay. I actually walked all the way around Cay Sal Cay on May 22 2010 with my friend and teacher Dr. Ethan Freid. I also SCUBA dived on the Cay Sal Bank in May 2010... Continue Reading →

Oil apology and clarification; Corruption and Bribery

so this one time I wrote a letter to the tribune (2011) and thought it would never be published. It was and I got in trouble with the Minister of the Environment. I was asked to write an apology for... Continue Reading →

Science, perspective and slapping up.

Slapping up: the act of talking incessantly without tangible action. Running on. A derivative of the phrase "slapping up your gums" Example: "all these people running on about mining in Andros and letting Bahamians benefit from our resources. If they... Continue Reading →

Remote Sensing and perspective

During my Master's degree at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, I had the Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science Fellowship. My research focused on the epiflora and epifauna of the bladderwrack Fucus distichus, under Dr. Madhumi Mitra, but I also worked... Continue Reading →

You cannot pay me to be a scientist

Several popular, vocal conservationists have asked me, "how can you be a conservationist and take money from [x group]?" These groups include developers, predominantly white institutions, animal care facilities, meat producers, banks, the list goes on and on. Here is... Continue Reading →

My first Bahamas Natural History Conference Presentation

In this presentation, I spoke about the challenges of collecting scientific data, the biases that creep in and how we can mitigate some of that bias through citizen science. Check out the video via the link below. remember you can... Continue Reading →

Reminder: colonialism in conservation at 3 pm 19/8/2020

if you have registered, your login details are in the email sent to you. If you have not gotten your registration, please follow the link below. We would love to hear your challenges and successes in battling #colonialism. As you... Continue Reading →

Bahamas Protected Areas Fund has a position available

Please follow the link to the position advertisement for a Grants and Programs Officer with the Bahamas Protected Areas Fund. help to access and coordinate funding to support our Bahamian conservation efforts. https://bahamasprotected-my.sharepoint.com/personal/kpanton_bahamasprotected_com1/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fkpanton%5Fbahamasprotected%5Fcom1%2FDocuments%2FBPAF%5FPosition%20Description%5FGrants%20%26%20Program%20%28G%26P%29%20Officer%5FFinal%20Aug%204%2C%202020%2Epdf&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fkpanton%5Fbahamasprotected%5Fcom1%2FDocuments&originalPath=aHR0cHM6Ly9iYWhhbWFzcHJvdGVjdGVkLW15LnNoYXJlcG9pbnQuY29tLzpiOi9nL3BlcnNvbmFsL2twYW50b25fYmFoYW1hc3Byb3RlY3RlZF9jb20xL0ViYmdoVHF3WGVKTnRpZ1ExT1R6OVpjQkRwN1RvaE80VUFLZTlOSU81VkZyS1E_cnRpbWU9NnFMNFJfMDkyRWc Ancilleno Davis, PhD Principal/ CEO Science and... Continue Reading →

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