Volume 5, Number 3
THE FATHER OF ALL MASS EXTINCTIONS
There is a good possibility that losses in diversity in the present will surpass anything in the geological past. Facing that specter could shake the very tenets of conservation.
by Peter Ward
NO EASY WAY OUT Cover Story
Human health, wildlife disease, and conservation are inextricably linked. Yet modern medicine has fostered the profoundly dangerous illusion that we are above or apart from the natural world.
by Mark Jerome Walters
Deoxygenation purges ballast water of invasives—and it’s cheap.
by Melissa Hendricks
CONSERVATION IN 3-D
LIDAR systems put everything into perspective.
by John Weier
Numbers in Context
WHO MAKES THE GRADE Print Only
Like an environmental GDP, a new index pushes us to take a hard look at the competing dimensions of sustainability. And it challenges the credo that economic and environmental strength are in counterpoise.
by Daniel C. Esty and Marc Levy
THE ELEPHANT LISTENING PROJECT
Bioacoustic monitoring portends a sweeping change in our ability to listen in on the cacophony of the wild world—and perhaps even make sense of it.
by Douglas Fox
LEAVING FLATLAND Print Only by David Rains Wallace
- Forest Fragments Boost Coffee Production
- Culling Whales in the Name of Ecosystem Management?
- Conservation Incentives Do Work
- Marine Reserves Can Boost Local Fisheries
- No Link between Flagship Species and Other Biodiversity in Belize
- Does Conserving Subspecies Make Sense?
- Wading Birds Rarer in “Conserved” Areas
YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only
WHY GOOD GOVERNANCE MATTERS FOR CONSERVATION by Jon Christensen