Eco-diplomacy

Re: Birds Without Borders: Diplomacy Takes Wing In The Middle East

It was refreshing to read about Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian wildlife conservationists working together to protect threatened migratory birds by bringing people together from both sides of their borders to teach them about common environmental issues.

It’s a perfect example of how the pursuit of common understanding inherent within the natural sciences is universal, blind to nationality, ethnicity and other superficialities. Now, if only the politicians were able to behave more like scientists.

Note: This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Globe & Mail.

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