By Arnaud Goessens | October 14, 2021

Part 1 of the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 15 is taking place this week. The recent European Union commitment of increased funding to biodiversity could be a game-changer, by showing that biodiversity is finally high on the political agenda. …


By Morgane Cournarie | October 13, 2021

Have you ever had a phone call with one of your bosses while you are in a bathroom stall? I have. Spoiler alert: no, I was not fired!

A few days after I started working in northeastern Madagascar, I had a briefing call…


By Colin Poole | May 21, 2020

[Note: this commentary was originally published at Scientific American.]

In a rare piece of COVID-19 good news, the Thai government recently announced that endangered leatherback turtles are returning to nesting beaches now devoid of tourists. However, at the same time, I was being…


By Alonzo Johnson | July 23, 2021

[Note: This commentary was originally published at PBS Nature.]

The natural world and the millions of animals that inhabit and help maintain it have always been major sources of inspiration for me. However, growing up in the heart of New York City, finding…


National Zoo Keeper Week 2021

By Lauren Del Grosso | July 21, 2021

[Note: this commentary was originally published at PBS Nature.]

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought my career would turn out exactly how I envisioned it when I was younger. …


Shark Week 2021

By Jeanne Brown | July 16, 2021

A particular stingray species (Styracura pacifica) had been reported in Central America, but a recent study by Fundación MarViva, Fundación Squalus and WCS shows it is present in a coastal MPA in Colombia — a good sign that continued protection of this healthy…


By Thomas Mutton | July 15, 2021

Manus Island is one of the world’s biodiversity jewels. It is the largest of the Admiralty Islands, located in the remote Bismarck Archipelago, and is the namesake of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Province. …


World Oceans Day 2021

By Luke Warwick | June 8, 2021

The ocean’s top predators are in decline. We now know that sharks and their flattened relatives, rays, are one of the most threatened groups of vertebrates on the planet. …


World Oceans Day 2021

By Tim McClanahan | June 8, 2021

“Everything is connected” is a truism frequently expressed by ecologists. It’s an adage that practicing ecologists like myself keep in mind. …


ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLAND HERITAGE MONTH 2021

By Donna Doherty | May 28, 2021

[Note: this story was originally published at PBS Nature.]

There is a saying that you can’t go home again, but five years ago I returned “home” to the Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo was literally my backyard when I was growing up. …

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