Volume 7, Number 4
US OR THEM
Killing predators stands as one of the most age-old and enduring forms of wildlife management. Even now, myth and politics trump ecology. Is there a way out?
by William Stolzenburg
Cloning could be the Holy Grail of conservation or the ultimate folly. Either way, the fact is, cloning works.
by Cynthia Mills
DO NO HARM Cover Story
The story of the Hawaiian crow is a parable of doing harm by going to all lengths to do good. What role should the ancient advice of Hippocrates play in endangered species conservation?
by Mark Jerome Walters
AGE IS ONLY SKIN DEEP
A new technique could end whaling for scientific purposes.
by Carina Dennis
FEATHERS WITH ZIP CODES
Isotope signatures revolutionize how we track animals.
by Douglas Fox
IT’S IN THE VAULT
World’s largest seed bank housed in Norway’s permafrost.
by Nancy Bazilchuk
CARBON CREDITS ON EBAY
Subsistence farmers sell ecosystem services in a virtual marketplace.
by Amanda Hawn
Numbers in Context
COULD VIAGRA® BE A CONSERVATION TOOL?
The advent of aspirin did not eliminate the use of rhinoceros horn as a traditional Chinese remedy. But maybe aspirin doesn’t work as well as Viagra.
FRAGMENTS OF WILDNESS Print Only
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Deforested Beaches Make for Lonely Female Turtles
Greenhouse Gas Puts the ‘Poison’ in Poison Ivy
Earlier Spring, Bigger Fires
Jellyfish Thrive in Overfished Seas
A Good Fish for the Wine
Nitrogen-Fixing Tree Paves the Way for Other Invaders
A Nugget of Hope for Coral Reefs
BOOK REVIEWS, EXCERPTS, AND MORE
The Creation by E.O. Wilson
Sensual Seas by Eugene H. Kaplan
Underwater To Get Out of the Rain by Trevor Norton
Sippewissett, Or Life on a Salt Marsh by Tim Traver
YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only
ONE BIG FIX
by Elizabeth Kolbert