Everyone poops. But who wants to actually deal with it? Ecologist Sasha Kramer literally works with poop and thinks about it every day. She is helping to transform human waste into fertile organic compost for agricultural use in Haiti.
A project of Protecterra Ecological Foundation, The Farm is more of a retreat where one gets to experience nature at its best managed by Pooja Bhale, a conservational biologist. It is a biodiversity hub situated on the outskirts of Pune, where numerous species of animals, birds and insects coexist harmoniously.
Attended the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference where I not only had the opportunity to witness a large colony of bats leave their roosting site to go about their nightly feeding, but also learned a lot about the research being done to investigate their fascinating and unexpected longevity.