A refugee is by definition a human—but should elephants and other animals qualify, too?
Imagine teams of ecologists, economists, and forensic accountants tracking subsidies and forecasting their environmental and social effects.
It might not be easy, but it’s eminently possible.
The sight of a big, dead animal is not pleasant, but their bodies provide vital nutrients to the landscapes where they fall—if people don't take them away.
How many animal lives are impacted by restoring a prairie ecosystem or a protecting a swamp? That's the sort of number so-called effective altruists look for when deciding where to put their philanthropic funds, and it represents both a challenge and an opportunity for conservation.
To prevent a wave of bird extinctions, nature-loving people need to protect common species, too.
emblematic of our mixed-up 21st-century Earth
Whether and how forests adapt to climate change may be as much about animals as trees.
More Americans than ever think of animals as sharing basic mental traits with people, and view wildlife as part of our larger community—but wildlife management does not reflect this shift.
When non-native animals are included in biodiversity counts, new possibilities for conservation may emerge.