I was at a dinner party with a diverse group of conservation-minded folks who were in town for a meeting on conservation finance.
Review of Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect That Shaped the American Frontier, by Jeffrey Alan Lockwood.
Because many wetlands are destroyed for roads, flood control, and other public works, the public must pay the hefty costs of conserving or creating wetlands elsewhere.
The link between amphibian declines and pesticide use has been puzzling because pesticide levels in nature are well below those that are lethal in the laboratory.
Even though the Dutch set aside shellfish for mollusk-eating birds, the survival rate of these birds still drops when shellfish stocks are low.
Managing populations can be tricky when you don’t know very much about them. But now it’s easier to decide what to do, thanks to a new way of accounting for ecological uncertainty.
Too much ecotourism may harm the very creatures that people love to see. New research suggests that tourism boats are disrupting dolphin behavior in southern New Zealand fjords.
Mercury poisoning has not been enough to make Suriname regulate small-scale gold mining — but sediment may.
Many species that survived ice ages or evolved on islands naturally have small populations, making extinction a constant threat.
When asked what other tool has delivered a comparable advance to the field, biologist John Anderson’s answer is succinct and telling-binoculars.