The Wild Goats and Sheep of the Caucasus – Conservation in these remote mountain biodiversity hotspots remains a challenge.

This comparatively small area is home to the enigmatic West and East Caucasian tur, the easternmost subspecies of chamois, the bezoar wild goat and the Asiatic mouflon. However, the region is also a hotbed of political and religious strife. READ MORE

A Better Way to Manage Species Names in IUCN – What’s in a name? A great deal, it turns out.

Several high-profile scientific papers recently reignited debates about the significance of species names. Many wildlife scientists feel strongly about how taxonomy applies names and about the importance of such names to conservation. “Best practice” is evolving. READ MORE

Earth Medicine – A Poem from Indian Country

The author, who lives in Fort Peck, Montana, worries about her friends during the pandemic, but notes that “generations are coming together in healing prayers.” As some parts of society seem to be discounting the value of senior citizens, among Native Americans the elderly are revered as those with thean elder of the Lakota/Dakota people.READ MORE