Carynne McIver: January 2010 Archives
At Seacology's headquarters, our greatest reward is receiving the field reports from our island projects. The knowledge that we are preserving new acres of land and water every day, while helping island communities attain a higher quality of life, inspires us daily. Even so, it's always nice to get outside approval for our work, which is why we are proud to announce that Seacology's very own Executive Director Duane Silverstein was recently awarded the Jefferson Award in recognition of his dedication to protecting islands.
Almost too small to be found on a map, Minicoy Island is part of the Lakshadweep archipelago, a cluster of islands off the western coast of India. But Minicoy's size is no indicator of its cultural wealth. With a rich history dating back hundreds of years, Minicoy has much to offer in its food, natural history, and local traditions.