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Conservation Biology

The Value of a Gorilla vs. a Human

Bron Taylor | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Bron Taylor

Mainstream media depicted the shooting of an endangered gorilla as a tragic necessity because a child was at risk of grievous harm or death. Whether implicitly felt or explicitly stated, the assumption was that the life of this child was more valuable than the life of this gorilla.

Bison: A Symbol of Hope - That We Can Save Species Facing Extinction

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 04.29.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

(The title of this piece is a reference to an article published in Conservation Biology. That editorial by Kent Redford, Keith Aune and Glenn Plumb in...

Sea Otters Restoring the Balance: 5 Question for Dr. Brent Hughes

Tim Ward | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

In Star Wars, The galaxy desperately needs heroes who can restore balance to the Force - from Luke Skywalker to the new heroine, Rey, in Episode VII. ...

Transforming Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Sea Shepherd is using scientific innovation and awareness-building to mobilize teams around the globe to help clean up oceans and beaches.

Beyond Yellowstone: When Conservationists Play Offense

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.

Selecting "Surrogate Species" for Conservation: How About an 800-Pounder?

Brian Czech | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Brian Czech

It's time for the conservation community to wake up and smell the notoriety it's courting for fiddling while Rome burns. If there is a surrogate species in need of attention, it's the 800-pound gorilla called the economy.

Saving the Ancient Pines by Reducing our Global Footprints

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Although placing a dollar value on wild ecosystems may seem trite, it is actually the first step towards global conservation. Once our ecosystems have been assigned a monetary value then their importance become apparent to everyone.

Clever Ravens -- Winged Masters of Deception

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In many ways, Ravens have similar cognitive capacities to some primates. For instance, Ravens invent tools to achieve specific tasks, such as using sticks to scoop out ants from nests within trees.

Saving the Remaining Old Growth Redwood Forests

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The world is a very different place today from the Cretaceous period. The Tyrannosaurus Rex is gone, but the redwoods remain. Barely.

Global Warming and Human-Induced Changes at the North Pole

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Over 200 toxic compounds are found in people of the Arctic. For instance, milk of Arctic women has ten times more PCBs and pesticides than milk from women in all the major cities in Canada.

Mother Nature's Medicine Cabinet

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The diversity of life on our planet is astounding. And given enough time and careful management of our natural resources, science will find cures for most of the ailments that afflict humankind.

Bountiful Ocean Requires Conservation Plan

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each of us can make a huge difference with our buying habits. As voters and consumers, we can exercise a unanimous voice for the conservation of all wild fish stocks and life within the ocean.