An ambitious new project to restore a scarred forest saves tiny monkeys like golden lion tamarins and big cats like pumas. The Mata Atlântica was an extraordinary ecosystem and is now in tatters. SavingSpecies is fighting to save it.
Acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Psihoyos‘s important new documentary, Racing Extinction will make its world broadcast premiere Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, on the Discovery Channel–and SavingSpecies is proud to be a part it!
A new paper published this week proves that SavingSpecies’ laser-focused approach to conservation works! Lead author and Colombia-native Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela conducted months of intense field work in the cloud forests of Colombia’s western Andes.
A new scientific paper was published today in the prestigious journal Science and it has important findings for biodiversity. Though it reaffirms what we already know—that there is a global extinction crisis and it is worse than we believed—it also details how technology—and smart decision-making—are offering hope for endangered species and their habitats.
This Thursday, May 22, 2014 is International Day for Biological Diversity. As part of our annual reflection of biodiversity’s importance and the threats faced by life on Earth, Stuart Pimm and the SavingSpecies team invite you to join us in viewing a stirring documentary about global extinction. The film is 'Call of Life', to be aired on Free Speech TV, a few times this Thursday, May 22nd
David Attenborough with a 3 month old baby rhino. (Photo courtesy of the BBC.) Horrifying news out of South Africa today: as reported in the Guardian, 688 rhinos have been killed in South Africa to date this year. That’s almost three rhinos a day. This new record outnumbers last year’s awful slaughter. Perhaps most shocking is that just six years ago, ‘only’ 17 rhinos were poached in South Africa. With 18,000 white and 4,000 black rhinos left in South Africa, conservationists are alarmed. With fully three months left to go 2013, the year’s total losses could reach as high as […]
You’ve heard the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” But new research by SavingSpecies scientists offers an amazing conservation ‘deal’. Backed up by top-flight science and data, it’s too good to pass up. So what is the deal?
George Monbiot, the celebrated British thinker, adventurer and, yes, provocateur, has written nothing short of a global manifesto for addressing the worldwide conservation crisis. Monbiot’s premise is that we can restore hope by restoring the earth’s wildlife and ecosystems, and letting nature attend to itself. In his article, Monbiot used the bully pulpit of his regular column in The Guardian to voice his support for ecosystem restoration on a grand scale. Based on research for his new book, this audacious idea is Monbiot’s roadmap to how we find our way out of the ‘wilderness’ of deforestation, habitat destruction, overconsumption, and […]
SavingSpecies’ founder Dr. Stuart Pimm’s latest National Geographic post tackles the so-called “de-extinction” issue. Stuart addresses the controversy over spending critical resources to ‘resurrect’ long-extinct species. He highlights the point that those same resources could be put to far more effective—and efficient—use: the conservation of habitat for endangered wildlife teetering on the edge of extinction right now. Click below to read the full article. Opinion: The Case Against Species Revival