volume 30 no 2
In mid-April a northern white rhinoceros named “Sudan” was placed under 24-hour armed guard at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sudan is one of a kind – literally. He is the only remaining male of his subspecies, which now includes just six animals. If he dies without first mating with one of two females he shares a pen with, the northern white rhino will disappear from the planet.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t require much of an imaginative leap to picture that someday the African elephant could find itself in a similar situation. Just …more
- Blue Revolution
- Entrepreneurs are hailing seaweed as a potential “miracle crop.” Could seaweed farming help lift coastal communities out of poverty?
- The End For Elephants?
- Gangsters use poachers to make a killing in the ivory trade. What can stop the bloodshed?
- Smooth Operators
- Southeast Asia is a haven for ivory smugglers. For now, government efforts to stop the flow of contraband fall short.
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Talking Points: Local News from All Over
- Digging Deeper: In the Marrow of Our Bones
- Earth Island Reports: Protecting One of the Great Wildlife Reserves on Earth
- Serengeti Watch
- Earth Island Reports: Missouri Supreme Court Decision Is a Victory for Solar Industry
- Renew Missouri
- Earth Island Reports: Earth Island Advances New SeaWorld Lawsuit
- International Marine Mammal Project
- Stories: A Silk Road To Community Prosperity
- The revival of wild silk in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots is helping to protect forest areas by improving the economic situation of local people.
- 1,000 Words: Garbage In, Garbage Out
- Gregg Segal: 7 Days of Garbage
- +/-: The Ivory Market: Keep It Closed, or Open It Up?
- +/-: Only Legal Ivory Can Stop Poaching
- +/-: In a Corrupt World, a Legal Trade Undermines Conservation
- Stories: Hiding in Plain Sight
- In San Francisco’s Chinatown, and online, ivory carvings are easy to buy.
- Conversation: Robert Bullard
- In Review: The Fog of Memory
- The Beautiful Unseen: Variations on Fog and Forgetting
By Kyle Boelte
Soft Skull Press, 2015, 156 pages
- In Review: SeaWorld’s in Deep Water
- Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Behind Blackfish
by John Hargrove with Howard Chua-Eoan
Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, 264 pages
- Voices: Scientists Are Citizens, Too