Massaging the Message DOES Matter
JANUARY 19, 2009
As an undergrad, I wrote a paper exploring the impact of CITES enforcement (or lack thereof) on the sturgeon population in the Caspian Sea, in Central Asia, for a class on International Environmental Trade. How do you measure it? As I researched the issue, I was heartbroken to learn of what man had done to these prehistoric creatures, around since the age of the dinosaurs, with a complex DNA structure, one which actually involved more chromosome pairs than the humans!