#66 | Combating Exploitation in Conservation with Laura Marsh

#66 | Combating Exploitation in Conservation with Laura Marsh

Today we’re sitting down with Laura Marsh, founder of Nova Conservation and host of the Nova Conversations Podcast. Throughout her career, Laura experienced exploitation, overwork, and little pay, and as a solution, she founded Nova Conservation to create special eco-tours that benefited on-the-ground conservation projects through the most ethical means possible. She also started the Nova Conversations Podcast, a platform to openly talk about conservation’s herd of elephants in the room including exploitation, lack of diversity and inclusion, privilege, and predatory business practices that prey upon people just starting out in their careers.

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2 thoughts on “#66 | Combating Exploitation in Conservation with Laura Marsh

  1. Elise Mattison says:

    I just listened to your recent podcast with Laura Marsh, and thought you might like to contact Tiara Moore if you want to learn more about the struggles of a black woman in science. I heard her at a conference and was amazed–she told a short story about how she, a PhD, was told to empty the trash by visitors to her lab. (Black woman, white coat… ) Her name is Tiara Moore. She introduces BIMS (Black in Marine Science) Bites (https://www.blackinmarinescience.org/) about 38 minutes into the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_QoXA7BS1k

    1. Brooke Mitchell-Norman says:

      Thank you so much for the recommendation, Elise! I’d love to chat with Tiara. I plan to reach out soon. I really appreciate it! – Brooke


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