May 18, 2013 in Publications
The “Projeto Ararinha na Natureza” led by SAVE Brasil, launched the first annual report of the conservation outreach activities it is undertaking with the aim of preparing a future reintroduction of the iconic Spix’s Macaw. The species is currently ”extinct in the wild” although a number of institutions have been collaboration to return this species to its natural habitat. It has been a great pleasure to have been involved in the evaluation strategy of the project and I look forward for the next year
You can find the report here (in Portuguese)
January 31, 2013 in Publications
In the latest issue of Nature, I co-author a reply to S. Kumar’s article: “Extinction need not be forever“, published also in Nature about a month ago. In this reply we highlight how behavioural and ecological factors, which are not necessarily captured by genetic material, are essential not only to define a species identity but also to ensure its survival in its natural habitat. Read it here - includes a second reply to the same article.
February 23, 2012 in Publications
The Children’s book “Ten friends to remember” written as part of my interhsip with the Centre ofr Eco-cultural Studies in Sri Lanka is now available on Google Books and Mongabay.com . The book has ten stories, all illustrated by a local designer, each of which touches upon a conservation related subject, from human-elephant conflict to wildlife trade and pesticide use.
February 8, 2012 in Publications
In response to the editorial “Whales for sale” published in Nature, me and Kristian Metcalfe wrote a letter to the editor detailing why we believe the proposed trading quota scheme will not work. Access it here!