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Eddie N. Laboy Nieves: Respecting the Environment

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Eddie Laboy-Nieves
Dr. Eddie Laboy Nieves has dedicated his life to studying and educating others about Puerto Rican nature

As a restless and hardworking child, the words spoken by “grandpa” Don Andrés became Eddie’s life compass: “We need to take care of the land and the rivers; without them the poor cannot eat or drink.” Inspired by this message of love for nature, Dr. Eddie N. Laboy Nieves recognized the importance of preserving the environment, leading him to invest his time and career to understand it and to teach others about nature.

His beginnings in science

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