October-December, 2006

CM Cover V7N4 October December, 2006

Volume 7, Number 4

Features

US OR THEM
Killing predators stands as one of the most age-old and enduring forms of wildlife management. Even now, myth and politics trump ecology. Is there a way out?
by William Stolzenburg

SECOND CHANCE
Cloning could be the Holy Grail of conservation or the ultimate folly. Either way, the fact is, cloning works.
by Cynthia Mills

DO NO HARM Cover Story
The story of the Hawaiian crow is a parable of doing harm by going to all lengths to do good. What role should the ancient advice of Hippocrates play in endangered species conservation?
by Mark Jerome Walters

Innovations

AGE IS ONLY SKIN DEEP
A new technique could end whaling for scientific purposes.
by Carina Dennis

FEATHERS WITH ZIP CODES
Isotope signatures revolutionize how we track animals.
by Douglas Fox

IT’S IN THE VAULT
World’s largest seed bank housed in Norway’s permafrost.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

CARBON CREDITS ON EBAY
Subsistence farmers sell ecosystem services in a virtual marketplace.
by Amanda Hawn

Numbers in Context

COULD VIAGRA® BE A CONSERVATION TOOL?
The advent of aspirin did not eliminate the use of rhinoceros horn as a traditional Chinese remedy. But maybe aspirin doesn’t work as well as Viagra.

Essays

FRAGMENTS OF WILDNESS Print Only
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Journal Watch

Deforested Beaches Make for Lonely Female Turtles
Greenhouse Gas Puts the ‘Poison’ in Poison Ivy
Earlier Spring, Bigger Fires
Jellyfish Thrive in Overfished Seas
A Good Fish for the Wine
Nitrogen-Fixing Tree Paves the Way for Other Invaders
A Nugget of Hope for Coral Reefs

Books

The Creation by E.O. Wilson
Sensual Seas by Eugene H. Kaplan
Underwater To Get Out of the Rain by Trevor Norton
Sippewissett, Or Life on a Salt Marsh by Tim Traver

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

Think Again

ONE BIG FIX
by Elizabeth Kolbert

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