New Year Message From Stuart Pimm
Dear SavingSpecies supporters:
Happy New Year!
We’re justifiably proud that our conservation work is driven by the most rigorously reviewed science, having appeared in top international journals. Our dedication to conservation science ensures that we get the very best conservation outcomes from your donations!
Inevitably, much of that science is quite technical. But scientists, like everyone else, want simple or even light-hearted explanations. That’s why we read the newsletters of our professional scientific societies. Everyone reads them — they’re fun, gossipy, and tell you what’s really going on and who’s doing it.
So, I was just delighted when Dr. Alan Crowden, the editor of the British Ecological Society Bulletin (and SavingSpecies supporter) asked me to write short piece for the Christmas issue. It went to more than 5,000 members worldwide, so it was widely read. You can read the full article, Why SavingSpecies? here..
It ends with a simple plea:
“We sell carbon indulgences. We restore land that then soaks up 5 to 10 tons of carbon per hectare from the atmosphere each year. It’s very beautiful carbon, of course, and the science behind it came from the journals we all read and, indeed, of this society. We invite you to share our indignation about the scars that fragment our Earth and to join with us to make them go away.”
Thank you for helping us make that happen.
President of SavingSpecies and Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University