Why do we do conservation research? Is it purely for scientific publication or to save species (including our own)? Although these first appear like obvious questions, you could be easily fooled by looking at the representation of science in policy and the media. Yet perhaps this is an issue both ways – scientists communicating to... Read More »Read more »
A fossil skull recently discovered in Kazakhstan suggests that members of the horned species Elasmotherium sibiricum may have survived until as recently as 29,000 years ago, greatly at odds with the previous estimate of a 350,000 year ago. Weighing 4 tonnes, at roughly 2 metres tall and a length of 4.5 metres, these so called... Read More »Read more »
Conservation, the effort of protecting other species and ecosystems from over-exploitation, is almost universally considered a necessity. Far less accepted, is the recognition of indigenous peoples and the land they have inhabited for often thousands of years. Yet conservation and indigenous rights are closely intertwined. [Scroll down to listen to the interview] Hunter-gatherer groups alive today are... Read More »Read more »
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