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Florida Panther Fights for Survival Again–This Time in Washington D.C.

Florida Panther Fights for Survival Again–This Time in Washington D.C.

The Florida panther has made a dramatic recovery. Whether it will continue to survive now depends on whether we protect its shrinking habitat. Photo by Stuart L. Pimm By Stuart L. Pimm Special Contributor to NatGeo News Watch There’s a small plane circling me a thousand feet up and its annoying noise makes it difficult […]

By June 9, 2009 Read More →
Biologists Call on Obama Administration to Overturn Bush Rules That Cut Science Out of Endangered Species Decisions

Biologists Call on Obama Administration to Overturn Bush Rules That Cut Science Out of Endangered Species Decisions

WASHINGTON – April 27 – More than 1,300 federal and independent scientists with biological expertise and three leading scientific societies today called on the Interior and Commerce departments to overturn rule changes made in January that weaken the scientific foundation of the Endangered Species Act. In a letter, the scientists urged the department secretaries to […]

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An interview with small cat specialist Dr. Jim Sanderson

An interview with small cat specialist Dr. Jim Sanderson

  Jim Sanderson with a live Andean cat in Bolivia. Photo by Lillian Villalba. Dr Jim Sanderson, a scientist with the Small Cat Conservation Alliance and Conservation International, is working to save some of the world’s rarest cats, including the Andean cat and Guigna of South America and the bay, flat-headed, and marbled cats of […]

By August 7, 2008 Read More →
Cape Sable seaside sparrow’s fate tied to its Everglades habitat

Cape Sable seaside sparrow’s fate tied to its Everglades habitat

For such a drab looking creature, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow has sure had a colorful history. Its name seems bigger than its bulk. It has survived fire, flood and human meddling, yet its numbers have dwindled drastically in recent years. Now, the fate of this scruffy little puff of feathers depends on the restoration […]

Farewell, Fellow Travellers

Farewell, Fellow Travellers

By Tom Turner June 17, 1987, is not a date most people will remember for long. On that day, the last dusky seaside sparrow in the world was found dead of old age in its cage in Florida. His species had fallen victim to the space program, a mosquito-abatement project, fire and Walt Disney World. […]

Sea Shepherd defends ‘rotten butter’ attack

Sea Shepherd defends ‘rotten butter’ attack

The environmental group Sea Shepherd says it doubts its attack on a Japanese whaling ship off Antarctica yesterday injured anyone. The group threw 24 litres of rotten butter onto the Nisshin Maru whaling ship. Obviously an act of terrorism on the high seas. Lucky Paul didn’t ram them. “We live in a media culture and […]

Study of ocean life shows a “chaotic” balance of nature

Study of ocean life shows a “chaotic” balance of nature

An eight-year study of ocean life shows a “chaotic” balance of nature, and Dutch scientists say this chaos makes it impossible to predict the rise and fall of wild species – anywhere, ever.  More here

By February 14, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Scientists Take Complaints About Interference to Hill

Scientists Take Complaints About Interference to Hill

Two dozen scientists swarmed over this week mad as vespinae ( hornets) at what they say is Bush administration meddling in environmental science. Organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Endangered Species Coalition, the rumpled researchers won time in the offices of more than 20 lawmakers. They are protesting what Francesca Grifo, director […]

By January 16, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Logging Road Punched Through Sumatra Threatens Tigers, Tribes

Logging Road Punched Through Sumatra Threatens Tigers, Tribes

JAKARTA, Indonesia, January 8, 2007 (ENS) – Cut timber, bulldozers, excavators and clearcuts in the natural forest for road reconstruction are common sights today in one of the last large forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, field and remote sensing investigations by WWF Indonesia and other scientific and conservation groups have found. Read more […]

By January 9, 2008 0 Comments 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 →
This Holiday Season….

This Holiday Season….

Give Her Jungles!

By December 21, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Climate Change Will Significantly Increase Impending Bird Extinctions

Climate Change Will Significantly Increase Impending Bird Extinctions

Stephen Schneider, the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute and a major contributor to the IPCC reports, also was a co-author, along with John Fay and Scott Loarie of Duke University. By 2100, climate change could cause up to 30 percent of land-bird species to […]

By December 7, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
57 New Freshwater Fish Species Found in Europe

57 New Freshwater Fish Species Found in Europe

James Owen for National Geographic News Europe’s rivers and lakes boast at least 57 more freshwater fish species than previously thought, scientists have announced. The new species were discovered during a seven-year assessment of the conservation status of freshwater fish in Europe that was conducted in collaboration with the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Read more […]

By November 15, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
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By November 5, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Moving up

Moving up

Mariana Vale of the Pimm Group is now Dr. Mariana Vale having just received her Ph.D. from Duke University in recognition of her work in infrastructure development and bird conservation in the Brazilian Amazon. Amazing work. Watch a clip here

By October 15, 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 →
Tackling the Biodiversity Crisis – BBC 4 Interview with Stuart Pimm & Georgiana Mace

Tackling the Biodiversity Crisis – BBC 4 Interview with Stuart Pimm & Georgiana Mace

The Earth is losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate. Species are becoming extinct between 100 and 1,000 times faster than normal, as a direct result of human activity. In 2005, the UN-commissioned Millennium Ecosystem Assessment highlighted the damaging effect that declining biodiversity is having on human well-being, by for example threatening food supplies and […]

By October 3, 2007 1 Comments Read More →
Defining conservation priorities in a global biodiversity hotspot

Defining conservation priorities in a global biodiversity hotspot

A contribution from Stuart and me toward one of the first Brazilian conservation biology textbooks. This is the English version but our colleagues graciously translated it into Portuguese for the published book. Jenkins, C.N and S.L. Pimm. (2006). Defining conservation priorities in a global biodiversity hotspot. Chapter in Biologia da Conservação. (in English & Portuguese) […]

By November 9, 2006 0 Comments Read More →
Refining biodiversity conservation priorities

Refining biodiversity conservation priorities

Harris, G.M., C.N. Jenkins & S.L. Pimm. 2005. Refining biodiversity conservation priorities. Conservation Biology 19:1957-1968. (PDF – Download it here)

By November 9, 2005 0 Comments Read More →
Global Warming: A Threat to Biodiversity: Sustaining the Variety of Life

Global Warming: A Threat to Biodiversity: Sustaining the Variety of Life

Lectures on Global warming from a series with Stuart Pimm Watch it here.

By October 25, 2005 0 Comments Read More →