July-September, 2004

CM Cover V5N3 July September, 2004

Volume 5, Number 3

Features

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

Innovations

EMPTY TANKS
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

Case Study

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

Essays

LEAVING FLATLAND Print Only by David Rains Wallace

Journal Watch

Books

BOOK REVIEWS

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

WHY GOOD GOVERNANCE MATTERS FOR CONSERVATION by Jon Christensen

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