In 2019 a staggering study revealed North America had lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970 — almost 30% of the total population, with declines in both common and rare species. The figures floored even the researchers.
With pro-extinction extremists running the Republican Party, and dangerous climate tipping points ahead, does the world still have room for feel-good nature documentaries?
Billions of dollars may soon be en route for US wildlife conservation. But a Texas-based org’s groundless ‘land grab’ warnings have seeded resistance across the West.
Indigenous communities ‘are seen as research subjects rather than researchers.’
More than a century after being driven from their historical territories from Texas to California, jaguars are returning to the United States. More than 25 years of experience in South and Central America illustrate how we can share the land with them successfully.
Marisol Cortez As Día de los Muertos approaches – bedecking local H-E-Bs in all manner of commercialized Latinidad – another familiar ritual begins in the far northern reaches of the hemisphere. Like glacier melt rolling downhill to join with rivers and eventually oceans, a tributary of monarchs moves slowly southward […]
Bird-dispersing chemical warfare comes to the Westside’s little Aztlan, our ‘place of herons.’ Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for part one, a dispatch from Brackenridge Park. Marisol Cortez Roosting together on a mid-March Sunday evening, the birds of Bird Island sound collectively at times […]
How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, “Place of Herons,” here. Marisol Cortez In 1962, Rachel Carson—government scientist, nature writer, breast cancer non-survivor, and queer woman on […]