Protection of the Greater One-Horned Rhino is a Great Conservation Success Story

The world has successfully brought the greater one-horned rhinoceros back from the brink of extinction and ensured it now has a stable and growing population of over 3,500 individuals. That is the topic of a recent Mongabay article telling the story of the rhino’s conservation in Nepal, which has involved everything from the deployment of 1,500 national troops […]

Innovative Community-Based Conservation Offers Hope for the Lacandon Rainforest

Mongabay recently published an excellent article by Jonathan Levinson about efforts to save the Lacandon Rainforest, which is one of the last, largest remaining natural areas in Mexico and Guatemala (comprising 1.9 million hectares or 7,335 mi²) and one of the most biologically diverse forests in the world. This rainforest region has an estimated 1,500 tree species, over 300 […]

Two Science Letters Call for Greater Inclusion of Indigenous People and Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Initiatives

Today I want to highlight two strong letters in the journal Science last month that called for the greater inclusion of local and indigenous peoples in environmental governance and greater respect for indigenous knowledge systems in environmental initiatives. The two letters were written by researchers at Indiana University and Institut des Ameriques, and the University of […]