Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. A new paper discusses the practical implications of de-extinction.Continue reading "What are the Risks of Bringing Species Back from Extinction?"
Megafauna extinctions have deeply offset natural ecosystem balances, which could be restored through the introduction of non-native species.Continue reading "Non-Native Species as an Ecological Proxy for Extinct Wildlife"
In conservation we generally assume that introduced species are an ecological threat. Is that so or is the concept of non-native species another western cultural construct?Continue reading "Is it Time to Change How We Feel About Non-Native Species?"
The economic and cultural hegemony of the Global North on the South is conserving wildlife but oppressing indigenous and rural people. This calls for a change. Conservation doesn’t have to be brutal.Continue reading "Neo-Colonialism: The Dark Side of Today’s Conservation"
The pursuit of constant economic growth has failed us, from both social and environmental perspectives. Degrowth provides us with a better, greener, and more equal and just alternative to build our society on. It is time to bring the debate to the public.Continue reading "From a Capitalist Dystopia to “Degrowth”: for Nature, Equality and a Better Life"
New evidence sheds light on how the intricate lives of European hunter-gatherers deeply intertwined with those of carnivore species.Continue reading "Hunter-Gatherers’ Relations with Carnivores 30k Years Ago"
Why do some kids like nature more than others? It comes down to how often their are in direct contact with it, the kind of input they receive from their families, and how much they learn and know about it.Continue reading "We have a Responsibility to Make our Kids Appreciate Nature"
As we come to terms with the idea that ecosystems are dynamic, we are faced with a new challenge: conserving what changes.Continue reading "The Western Cultural Construct of the “Balance of Nature”"
The concept of nature is abstract and ambiguous. The definition of nature we embrace, whether consciously or not, will ultimately shape the future of conservation and society at large.Continue reading "Conserving Nature? But What Is “Nature”?"
Increasing evidence stresses that economic growth deeply conflicts with goals of biodiversity conservation and sustainability, calling for a shift away from the current capitalist economy.Continue reading "Rethinking the World: Conservation and Sustainability Without Economic Growth"