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A New Book Highlights that “Life is Good” for Conservation

The Sumatran rhino (EDGE species #9), the Hispaniolan solenodon (#7), and the pygmy hippo (#28) all star in a new book of essays by mongabay.com journalist, Jeremy Leon Hance. The book, “Life is Good: Conservation in the Age of Mass Extinction”, takes both a micro and macro look at the global biodiversity crisis, including the […]

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Busy Times and Many Visitors – The Last Survivors Project Update

Two months have passed since the last blog and we have been extremely busy during this time. We had a great opportunity to increase conservation capacity across the border in Haiti by providing training to several members of the Haitian Conservation Youth Group along with another local NGO. The enthusiastic team of volunteers attended a […]

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Cryptozoology, Extinction and Recovery: Conservation’s Never-ending Battles

Piercing through the dark fog of pessimistic predictions for conservation’s future, rays of hope are appearing, in the guise of newly discovered species or subspecies. The last century has been a hotbed of new findings, including the mountain gorilla, the colossal squid, and EDGE species the saola (or Vu Quang ox, discovered in 1992). Now […]

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Start the year as you mean to go on

I am convinced that time is speeding up; the last few weeks have absolutely flown by. Our main focus since our last blog has been field work. The whole team has been working flat out. Pedro Martinez and the rest of the “Sociedad Ornitologica de la Hispaniola” (SOH; Hispaniolan Ornithological Society) team have completed surveys […]

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Amazing year…more to come

Amazing year…more to come

End of the year on the Last Survivors project… As we approach the end of 2011 its time to once again reflect on the year and look forward to the year ahead. This year really has really been quite amazingly productive despite some of challenges that we have faced. Our success has primarily come about […]

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