Celebrate World Bear Day!
The joy and concern we feel on World Bear Day perfectly represents our complicated—and sometimes contradictory—feelings about these massive mammals.
Planetary Health: Foundations and Key Concepts
The groundwork for the field of planetary health was laid by a range of disciplines and movements, including medicine, ecology, health, and feminism.
Restoration in the Heart of the City
Green-Wood cemetery in New York City is also a site of urban grassland management and restoration, an effort to mitigate its contributions to climate change.
How a Rastafari Community Protects the Land in Trinidad
A small community grows around ecosystem preservation and shared beliefs, to the benefit of the residents and the land they live on.
The Quiet eDNA Revolution Transforming Conservation
The aquatic monitoring tool has powerful potential.
A Comeback for Beavers?
As two researchers found out, rewilding a species can be done in different ways, sometimes with different outcomes.
The Problem with Unpaid Conservation Work
In the fight against climate change, many underfunded conservation groups depend on volunteers.
The Scientist Who Wanted Grizzly Bears Eliminated
In the late 1960s, two highly visible deaths from grizzly bear attacks led to a debate about whether humans and bears could coexist.
How Conservation Is Shaped by Settler Colonialism
The legal concept of "terra nullius"—meaning "no one's land"—influenced European colonialism and continues to shape the practice of conservation.
The Conservatism of Conservation
Ecological conservation was originally focused on keeping things the way they were, and in that spirit, was closely connected with political conservatism.