Biodiversity

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
The border wall threatens over 100 endangered species; can activists unite and stop its construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument?

Lake Erie algal blooms (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/Flickr).

George Washington University
The Baltic Sea is choking, and so are many of the creatures that depend on it.  Oxygen levels of the Baltic are so depleted that fish and plant species can’t survive in its waters, making it one of the most polluted seas in the world.

Blue-and-yellow Macaws, Scarlet Macaws, a Chesnut-fronted Macaw and a Mealy Parrot at a clay lick in Peru. (Brian Ralphs/Creative Commons)

Princeton University
I recount my experiences bird-watching around the world and describe the ways in which bird-watching has been a healthy outlet for my anxiety!

A nocturnal animal like the Fisher is usually only seen momentarily or by accident, and is most commonly observed darting across dirt roads at night. (Arthur Chapman/Creative Commons)

Princeton University
This essay recounts stories of my experiences observing animals in the weasel family (mustelids), particularly the Fisher (Martes pennanti).

A Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) puffs its feathers on a cold and snowy day. (David Restivo/National Park Service)

Princeton University
This is the story of how I became fascinated by birds, accumulated over a thousand field guides, and traveled the world as a result.
Carleton College
How the Macaw Society is saving an iconic tropical species, and training a new generation of conservationists, too.

(Ethan Freese/University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Southeast Nebraska is home to a unique ecosystem known as the eastern saline wetlands, which derive their salinity from salts that were deposited deep underground when much of the U.S. was covered by an inland sea.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Think of a creature you most despise. You might ask, why does it even exist? While the it may not seem to have a purpose to you, with a little research you may discover why that creature is essential to the ecosystem, the economy, and you.

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