In a world teeming with picturesque landscapes and exotic wildlife, the allure of nature tourism is undeniable. Yet, as more travelers seek adventures in the great outdoors, a lurking dilemma emerges: the detrimental impact of human infrastructure on wildlife. Rose Marie Menacho Odio, a dedicated researcher from the Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica, has raised a clarion call for change.
Recently, Menacho Odio was invited to the hallowed halls of UNAM to participate in a conference titled Risks of urbanization for wildlife in areas of sustainable tourism and ecotourism. The conference was organized by the Institute of Social Research (IIS) of the National University. With a postgraduate degree in Wildlife Management and Conservation, Menacho Odio's focus, at present, is on an intriguing yet tragic issue: bird collisions with windows in the lush landscapes of Costa Rica.