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“Conservation Couture: Fashions that Drive Change for the Ocean.” Panama  Scuba Diving. 16 October 2023.

“Countries are starting to give animals legal rights. Here is why.” Washington Post. 26 August 2023.

Panama’s Historic ‘Rights of Nature’ Law Empowers Sea Turtles, Granting Legal Rights to Protect Nature”. Bright Vibes. 20 June 2023.

A New ‘Rights of Nature’ Law in Panama Gives Rights to Sea Turtles.” The Inertia. 25 May 2023

“In Panama, legal rights given to sea turtles, boosting the ‘rights of nature’ movement.” Associated Press. May 2023.

“Aruba Leads Efforts to Introduce Rights of Nature in Constitution.” Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. April 2023.

"Marcajes de Tortugas Marinas con Marcas PIT, Marcas Tags y Trasmisores Satelitales en Armila." Ibedi al Natural. April 2023.

“Panama Passes National Sea Turtle Law Recognizing Their Rights.” Ecohustler. 16 March 2023.

Se aprueba legislación que refuerza protección de tortugas marinas en Panamá.” Metro Libre. 16 Marzo 2023.

Se aprueba legislación que refuerza protección de tortugas marinas en Panama.” Ministerio de Ambiente, República de Panama. 3 Marzo 2023.

“Important Sea Turtle Breeding and Foraging Grounds Throughout the Pearl Islands Archipelago in Panama Recognized as a Hope Spot.” Mission Blue. 2 Marzo 2023.

“Consulta Publica para la creación del área protegida Refugio de Vida Silvestre Saboga.” Ministerio de Ambiente Republica de Panama. 1 Marzo 2023.

Panama passes National Sea Turtle Law Recognizing Their Rights. Earth Law Center press release. 17 March 2023.

Rights of Nature: A Catalyst for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda on Water.” 2023. United Nations SDG Action Zone.

“WINGS WOMEN IN THE NEWS – The WINGS Women of Discovery and Flag Carriers are constantly making history and headlines! On land, in the sea, and in the air, our explorers are making an impact.” 2023. WINGS WorldQuest.


Protegen Tortugas Marinas en el Archipielago las Perlas.”in Impacto Positivo. 8 November 2022. Panama

“Proposal to grant the ocean rights calls for a sea change in legal framework.” 14 October 2022. Mongabay – News & Inspiration form Nature’s Frontline.

“How a Rolex Submariner Became My Unexpected Partner As I Fought For Recognition For The Rights of Nature.” HODINKEE. October 2022.

The Ocean Race is On: Momentum Gathers on Quest for Ocean Rights.”  MonacoLife.Net. September 2022.

Growing number of countries get on board The Ocean Race’s journey for ocean rights.” The Ocean Race. September 2022.

“Como la cobertura periodistica sobre la biodiversidad da forma a la vida y a las políticas de protección.” Los Angeles Press. La Red en Lucha. 31 August 2022.

Impact report: how biodiversity coverage shapes lives and policies: Three cases reveal how Nature’s science journalism and opinion content help to bring about change.” Nature. 26 August 2022.

“Panama Rights of Nature Law.” Eco Jurisprudence Monitor.

“Nature gets rights in Panama.” Warp News. 12 August 2022.

“La Biologa conservacionista marina Callie Veelenturf ayudo a redactar una ley que ayudara a proteger especies y hábitats en Panama”. PANAMAPERU. Noticias de ultima hora. Naturaleza y Clima. August 2022.

“Panama Lucha por la Supervivencia de las Tortugas Marinas.” Pressreader. 10 August 2022.

“Panama Landmark Law Recognises Rights of Nature.” 31 July 2022. Only Good News Daily. Only Good News & Other Stuff to Make You Smile.

“Harmony with Nature Secretary General Report.” United Nations General Assembly. 28 July 2022.

“Panama Enacts Landmark Legislation Giving Nature Rights.” 28 July 2022. The Optimist Daily.

“Powerful Water Women You Should Know. These incredible female scuba divers are driving a sea of change for our oceans.” 5 July 2022. Scuba diving, PADI Club.

“UN Ocean Conference: The Ocean Race calls for a Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights. Lisbon high-level event focuses on urgent need to give the ocean a voice.” 1 July 2022.

“The Rights of Nature is still under the radar, but its rapid ascension is undeniable.” Interview to mark Earth Day 2022 with lawyer and Rights of Nature campaigner Grant Wilson. David Hill. 22 April 2022.

In Panama, Nature Now Has Rights Just Like People and Corporations.” 23 March 2022. EcoWatch.

"Norfolk native helps to get law protecting nature in Panama enacted | Local News |" March 20, 2022. The Sun Chronicle.

“Panama Passes National Rights of Nature Law.” 4 March 2022. California River Watch.

"Panama Aprueba Una Ley Nacional de los Derechos de la Naturaleza.” Fundacion Panamena Turismo Sostenible. Marzo 2022.

Panama refuerza legalmente los derechos de la naturaleza.” 28 February 2022. Pensa, Ministerio de Ambiente.

“Panama recognizes the Rights of Nature”. 24 February 2022. Earth Law Center

Panama enacted a rights of nature law.” 3 March 2022. Positive News.

Panama is latest country to recognize legal rights of nature.” 1 March 2022. Democracy Now.

Nature now has legal rights in Panama.” 1 March 2022. Grist.

Panama Enacts a Rights of Nature Law, Guaranteeing the Natural World’s 'Right to Exist, Persist and Regenerate”. 25 February 2022. Inside Climate News

“Norfolk Native Helps Draft ‘Rights of Nature’ Law in Panama.” February 2022. Local Town Pages, Norfolk & Wrentham, MA,                                       USA.

“Nature Now Has ‘the Right to Exist’ in Panama.” 17 September 2022. One Green Planet.

"Panama Enacts a Legal rights of Nature Law, Guaranteeing the Organic World’s ‘Right to Exist, Persist and Regenerate’”. 26 February 2022. Lalibelaethiopiannj.


“Termina monitoreo de tortugas.” December, 15, 2021. Panamá City, Panamá. Termina monitoreo de tortugas | Critica.

“Bióloga marina realiza marcaje de tortugas baula en el Archipiélago de Las Perlas, en Panamá.” November 25, 2021. Treporta. Panamá City,


“URI Marine Biology program celebrates 25th anniversary with lecture on sea turtle conservation, Nov. 5.” October 25, 2021. URI News – External Relations and Communications. University of Rhode Islands.

“Making A Difference #ForNature, One Sea Turtle At A Time”. October 15, 2021. University of Rhode Island. Foundation & Alumni Engagement.


“The National Geographic Society’s 2020-2021 Early Career Leadership Program Cohort”. October 4, 2020. National Geographic Society.

“Saving the Planet – One Turtle at a Time.” 19 November 2020. University of Rhode Island Magazine.

“Purdue University Fort Wayne alumna named to prestigious leadership program.” October 14, 2020. Purdue Newsroom.

“Of Land and Sea.” September 2020. Oceanographic Magazine.

“The National Geographic Society’s 2020-2021 Early Career Leadership Program Cohort”. The National Geographic Society Newsroom, August 24, 2020. Washington, D.C.


“Young conservationist making big impact” October 1, 2019. Local Town Pages, Wrentham and Norfolk.

“Honors, accomplishments piling up for young URI alumna seeking to protect oceans” June 25, 2019. University of Rhode Island.

“Callie Veelenturf.” 8 March 2019. Youth for Wildlife Conservation.

“Life Below Water: From the beach to the high political seas.” 3 March 2019. Youth for Wildlife Conservation.

TV Appearances


2023 Postproduction     Wild Hope, PBS, USA (filmed at Pearl Islands Archipelago Field Site, about Rights of Nature and the new National Wildlife                                             Refuge Proposal)

2023 Postproduction     CBS News, Ben Tracy, USA (filmed at Pearl Islands Field Site, about Rights of Nature)

2023                                Mentes Billiantes, Callie Veelenturf Biologa Marina Estadounidense, Telemetro Reporta, Panamá

2023                                Servicio Nacional Aeronaval participa en la Conservación de la Naturaleza, Telemetro Reporta, Panamá

2023                                Voces de la Naturaleza: Un Refugio Contra La Extinción

2022                                Proyecto de Conservación de la Tortuga Carey. SENAN. Panama

2022                               #CuidemosNuestraFauna. SENAN. Panama

2022                               The Leatherback Project. Costa TV. Ecuador

2022                                El SENAN Apoya a la Conservacion Marina, Pearl Islands Archipelago, Panama

2021                                 Voces de la Naturaleza: Paraísos del Caribe. TVN Panamá.

2021                                Conservación de las Tortugas Marinas. Telemundo Panama.


Podcast Appearance


2022                            Environmental Professional’s Radio (EPR). February 18, 2022. USA.

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