I know you haven’t heard from me in a long time, but I had to pop back online to share this bit of news from The Revelator. In the midst of all the current threats to the natural world – including accelerated species extinction rates – the Trump Administration decided that this was the perfect time to gut the Endangered Species Act.
Starting tomorrow (July 26), I’m going to be at 3 Seasons Camp in Quebec for one week. I’ll have no internet service while I’m there, so you won’t hear from me until I return.
Imagine you just experienced beauty so sublime that you were struck dumb: all reasoning processes shut down, and all you could do was stand and stare. Then imagine that you had to put that encounter into words. That is my task, as I attempt to review one of the best documentaries ever: Encounters at the End of the World.
This fantastic editorial first appeared in the LA Times on July 6, 2019. It discusses the conflict between two crucial needs for southern California: increased housing and mountain lion (Puma concolor) conservation.
Here’s a new article about northern jaguars by Kendal Blust, writing for Fronteras Desk.
It’s been brought to my attention by Wordpress friends like Chape and Beaton that my comments on other people’s blogs have been ending up in their spam folders. I don’t know why this is, but I suspect it might be related to the fact that I keep asking people to help me transport vast sums of gold.
When one thinks of wildlife conservation, it’s tempting to think of non-profit organizations and government agencies. After all, that’s who does much of the front-lines conservation work. Biologist Ron Pulliam is trying something different: a for-profit company.
Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been very active on the internet lately. Here’s a brief account of what I’ve been up to.