My Latest Musings 9 March, 2014

Predators are supposed to exert strong control oer ecosystems, but nature doesn’t always play by the rules.

Rethinking predators: Legend of the wolf

 

Return of the beaver to the San Pedro River.

 A great video about passive restoration in action.

 

Top Predator on the Plains: Wolf, Bear, or Human?

 

Forget Hunter’s Feeble Rationalizations and Trust Your Gut Feelings.

Making Sport of Killing Is Not Healthy Human Behavior

 

I’m concerned that this question is even being raised.

Is natural history still relevant for conservation science?

 

More from George Monbiot on rewilding

 

When Renewables Destroy Nature

How Integrating Society Into Nature Can Be Bad For Both

 

From Norbert Hoeller:

Intervention by aborigines may have increased biodiversity and stability while a narrow focus on conservation may have reduced resilience.

Every species influences its environment – shades of grey rather than ‘black and white’

 

From Santa Fe Institute (Gregory West and others):

Scientists explain a fundamental equation of life

 

American Prairie Reserve’s mission to create a reserve of more than three million acres represents one of the largest conservation projects in the United States today.

My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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