Birds

Leading the Bioblitz

Leading the Bioblitz

Dr. Pimm is taking a leading role in this year’s Bioblitz. According to Wikipedia, a Bioblitz is “a special type of field study, where a group of scientists and volunteers conduct an intensive 24-hour (or 48 hour) biological inventory, attempting to identify and record all species of living organisms in a given area.” Stuart led […]

By March 19, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Suit Seeks to Protect 70,000 Additional Acres for Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

Suit Seeks to Protect 70,000 Additional Acres for Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Florida Biodiversity Project filed suit today to obtain a larger protected area for the highly endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow by reversing a Bush-era decision that struck down 70,000 acres of critical habitat identified by scientists as essential for the survival of the rare songbird. The lawsuit is […]

By September 10, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Birding at the BioBlitz with Stuart Pimm

Birding at the BioBlitz with Stuart Pimm

By May 29, 2009 Read More →
Conservation success in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!!

Conservation success in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!!

It’s one of those rare days. One where you can read conservation news and NOT hear something depressing. A hugely important and strategic piece of land has been purchased in Rio de Janeiro, purely for the environment. It will reconnect one of the most important protected areas on the planet, União Biological Reserve, to nearby […]

By December 21, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Kill the Cat That Kills the Bird?

Kill the Cat That Kills the Bird?

Last summer, even as he talked about facing jail time, Jim Stevenson couldn’t stop looking for birds. “There’s a couple yellow-crowned night herons,” he said, pointing out his living-room window. “They roost in that chinaberry tree.” He rested his eyes on the blue-gray birds. “Anyway, the cops pulled me over and searched my van and […]

By December 4, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
FWS Tacitly Accepts Massive Damage to Everglades

FWS Tacitly Accepts Massive Damage to Everglades

Stuart L. Pimm Background Since 1993, water managers have dumped historically unprecedented amounts of water into the western part of the Everglades — and not the East, which is the natural flow path. In doing so, they have destroyed the natural vegetation over nearly 1000 square kilometers in the West, leaving the eastern Everglades too […]

By November 13, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Discussion Forum in BirdLife International

Discussion Forum in BirdLife International

Recent paper by the PimmGroup started a discussion forum in BirdLife International. Follow it here

By October 24, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
The Search for the Grey-winged Cotinga

The Search for the Grey-winged Cotinga

All adventures end at precisely the same point. Thirty seconds into the hot shower, a stream of dirty water runs down the drain. It takes with it the mud, changing skin color from blotchy grey to pink, uncovers the until-now forgotten scrapes and cuts, and exterminates the thriving ecosystem of bacteria and fungi, each with […]

By October 10, 2007 1 Comments Read More →