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The Scientist reviewed Alan Rabinowitz's new book, writing "Positing the jaguar as sort of a conservation poster cat, Rabinowitz relates the latest research on its dwindling populations and how novel management strategies may help return the animal to its former dominance."



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Washington, DC (September 2, 2014) – From an early age, big cat expert Alan Rabinowitz has been enchanted by the majestic jaguar. Known mostly for its audacity, strength, and wariness, the species has proved to be a survivor. In An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar, Rabinowitz shares this animal’s fascinating history, its distinctiveness from other big...



An excerpt from Alan Rabinowitz's new book, An Indomitable Beast, appeared on Scientific American's website.


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Washington, DC (August 21, 2014) — It’s no longer enough to prevent future damage to our planet: If we want a world rich in biodiversity and resilient to the effects of climate change, we need restoration as well as conservation. But there’s a difference between just planting some trees and creating something that actually functions as a healthy ecosystem, and until now there has been no comprehensive manual to designing and implementing ecological restoration projects that work....



CityLab asks what underwater canyons can teach us and explores Timothy Beatley's idea of "blue urbanism."



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Washington, DC (August 19, 2014) — Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Climate Change in the Midwest examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the eight states that make up the region...



Alan Rabinowitz stopped by NPR's Diane Rehm Show to talk about jaguars, how they've survived through the centuries, and the protection they need to keep doing so.



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Alan Rabinowitz talked about his lifetime of working to protect big cats with New Hampshire Public Radio's "The Exchange."



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Washington, DC (August 1, 2014) — Most people like trees. But few truly know their importance to a functioning, resilient ecosystem—and the hard truth that deforestation is among the most devastating processes humans have used to transform the earth. In Forests in Our Changing World: New Principles for Conservation and Management forest ecologists Joe Landsberg and...



In an excerpt of The Carnivore Way available on the Utne Reader website, Cristina Eisenberg explains why carnivores need room to roam.




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