University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ecologists and epidemiologists have been predicting a pandemic like COVID-19 for years, revealing the deep-seated relationships between animal health, human health, and planetary health.
In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, our unfounded fear of bats comes to a head. But they are vital part of a balanced ecosystem.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
To prevent or at least forestall the next pandemic, we clearly have an obligation to examine and prevent the practices that promote close contact between humans and wildlife, particularly bushmeat hunting and deforestation.
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?
The George Washington University
Eastern oysters are one of the most iconic species living in the Chesapeake Bay, providing benefits to the Bay’s ecosystem and economy. But unfortunately, eastern oysters are in trouble. Lets take a closer look at how scientists at the George... Read More
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)
This is the story of how I became fascinated by birds, accumulated over a thousand field guides, and traveled the world as a result.