Wolf Stories: Sustaining the wellbeing of people, animals, and nature (Part 2)

Wolf Stories: Sustaining the wellbeing of people, animals, and nature (Part 2)

PAN Works is a new ethics think tank dedicated to the wellbeing of animals. Drs. William Lynn, Kristin Stewart, Liv Baker, and Francisco Santiago-Ávila discuss the place of science and ethics in sustaining the wellbeing of people, animals, and nature. This is the second in a two-part interview.  As a global platform for ethicists, scholars,…

Wolf Stories: Sustaining the wellbeing of people, animals, and nature (Part 1)

Wolf Stories: Sustaining the wellbeing of people, animals, and nature (Part 1)

PAN Works is a new ethics think tank dedicated to the wellbeing of animals. Drs. William Lynn, Kristin Stewart, Liv Baker, and Francisco Santiago-Ávila discuss the place of science and ethics in sustaining the wellbeing of people, animals, and nature.  As a global platform for ethicists, scholars, and civil society, PAN Works cultivates compassion, respect…

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: All about owls

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: All about owls

As the worst fire season in Canadian historyーdriven by climate change, ecosystem fragmentation, and long-term land-use mismanagementーdecimates forests across the country, species-at-risk biologist Jared Hobbs reflects sadly on the dramatic decline of Northern Spotted Owls and Western Screech-owls across British Columbia. Habitat loss is central to this story. Old-growth logging has reduced the number of…

Wolf Stories: Reflections on science, ethics, and moral practice (Part 2)

Wolf Stories: Reflections on science, ethics, and moral practice (Part 2)

Drs. Michael Paul Nelson, John A. Vucetich, and Joseph Bump share their insights on ethics and moral practice in conservation and how to think through scientific and ethical issues, particularly those related to the conservation and lethal management of wolves. This is the second in a two-part interview. Michael is an environmental scholar, writer, teacher,…

Reduced genetic diversity: another challenge facing the Southern Resident killer whales?

Reduced genetic diversity: another challenge facing the Southern Resident killer whales?

As charismatic mega-predators, killer whales have no equal. Historically feared, respected, in some cultures revered, we now know them to be intelligent and highly social. They also have  fascinatingly strong ideas about what constitutes food, with different populations having vastly different preferred prey.  Not surprisingly, then, the plight of the critically endangered salmon-eating Southern Resident…