Conservation has a curious and troubled relationship with history. One might think it straightforward. Conservation, after all, has conservative roots. It seeks to conserve.
Eric Dinerstein reviews The Remarkable Life of William Beebe: Explorer and Naturalist by Carol Grant Gould
Although conventional wisdom holds that growing cocoa (Theobroma cacao) under a canopy of native trees is sustainable, this may not be true in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.
Protections for the critically endangered leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) don’t go far enough.
Habitat restoration can have unexpected and unwanted effects.
Contrary to fears of U.K. conservation organizations, genetically modified crops could help rather than hinder birds.
Toxic paint may not be enough to keep boats from spreading nonnative marine species around the world.
Ecotourism may be part of the key to conserving Africa’s endangered wild dogs
When it comes to endangered species, there’s much more at stake than biodiversity. The many ecosystem services that animals provide are also at risk.
Every so often, we need to step back and take stock. If we don’t, we run the risk of being passionate and hardworking, but adrift.