Stuart Pimm’s commitment to the interface between science and policy has led to his testimony to both House and Senate Committees on the re-authorization of the Endangered Species Act. In 1995, he was among the fourteen eminent scientists who defeated the “wise use” movement’s attempt to weaken protection for endangered species habitat before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also advised policy-makers on ecosystem restoration issues in the Florida Everglades, and setting priorities for protected areas in the Atlantic Coast forest of Brazil.
Popular articles and news releases related to Dr. Pimm’s conservation policy work include:
- December 27, 2009 – The folly in felling Bay State’s Forests — The Boston Globe
- December 10, 2009 – Scientists Call for Ending Bush-Era Endangered Species Listing Policy — The New York Times
- January 16, 2008 – Scientists Take Complaints about Interference to Hill — Washington Post