Conserving the planet’s biodiversity is one of the most important tasks of our species. Yet, far too often this admirable aim has come at the expense of indigenous groups – throwing local people off their land and into a life of few rights or opportunities is clearly not ‘sustainable conservation’. By Simon Hoyte Cool Earth,... Read More »Read more »
“This century is the first in Earth’s history spanning 45 million centuries that one species, ours, has the power to determine the fate of the entire biosphere”. By Simon Hoyte Without even turning the first page of Lord Rees’ book ‘From Here to Infinity‘ based on his famous BBC Reith Lectures, the statements raised induce... Read More »Read more »
Have you ever seen a crayfish with tentacles as well as pincers? Well your opportunity to do so is slowly slipping away, as is the very existence of Australia’s magnificent Mountain Spiny Crayfish along with it’s flatworm symbionts, temnocephalan. When you’ve evolved a specialised lifestyle alongside your host since the Cretaceous period, the chances that... Read More »Read more »
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