There’s an amazing event taking place on social media right now: Black Birders Week! Organized by #BlackAFinSTEM … Black Birders Week is showcasing the achievements, personalities, and passions of Black nature enthusiasts.
Here’s the amazing story of Tatjana (AKA Tanya) Rosen’s journey to becoming a conservationist. As you can see, she’s had to make several huge changes in her life, even though they were filled with uncertainty.
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity! Created by the United Nations in 1993, Biological Diversity day was designated to celebrate the variety of life on Earth. Along those lines, here’s a cool story by Tara Lohan of The Revelator about crucial areas in the oceans that need to be protected.
In my last post, I mentioned that humpback whales were a conservation success story. This article from TIME gives more details. Written by Dr. Kirsten Thompson, it discusses humpback whales’ decline and recovery.
Apparently, I came out of ‘retirement’ just in time. I didn’t know it until this morning, but today is Endangered Species Day!
Here’s a cool article from the anthropology website SAPIENS, written by Josie Glausiusz. It deals with Neanderthals; and, more specifically, how they make us rethink our definition of “species.”
Often, the persecution of predators like jaguars (Panthera onca) is blamed – at least in part – on livestock depredation: jaguars kill cattle, and hence people kill jaguars. But what happens when there are no cattle? In areas where human communities do not rely on livestock for their livelihoods, would they be more tolerant of jaguars? That is the question that Jillian Knox and her co-authors set out to answer.
Two years ago, a follower recommended a film to me called The World’s Most Wanted Leopard. Produced by South Africa’s Ginkgo Agency, it documents photographer Adrian Steirn’s quest to document a rare Caucasian leopard in Azerbaijan: a small country in Southeastern Europe. The World’s Most Wanted Leopard immediately became one of my favorite wildlife films.