Thrity Vakil

Joined: Mar 17, 2021 Last Active: May 18, 2022

An Associate of the Institute of Ecotechnics since 1990, 3t has hands-on experience in a range of fields: ecology, expeditions, event management, arts, performance, and theater. On a major coral reef research expedition in the mid 90's, 3t served three years as Assistant to the Expedition Chief, diving on remote coral reefs in the Red Sea & Indian Ocean, on the Institute's Research Vessel Heraclitus, also crossing the Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans.

Thrity (3t) Vakil serves as Director of Tropic Ventures Research & Education Foundation at Las Casas de la Selva, a 1,000 acre Sustainable Forestry & Rainforest Enrichment Project in south-eastern Puerto Rico. Established in 1983, it is a demonstration project to encourage similar practice in the Caribbean and globally; as a contribution to economic development, that encourages local protection and sustainable management of secondary tropical forests.

3t has worked on tree planting, tree-id, selective harvesting, milling, and wood-drying operations for two decades, and has led sixty Earthwatch research teams into the forest, and has observed, measured, monitored, and planted, hundreds of trees.

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