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By Jen Hawse / On June 18th, 2020

We love our pets and yet we face an alarming decline in species worldwide. What’s the connection? In his new book, Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction,...

Michael Soulé | Photo credit: Rita Clagett

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 17th, 2020

Island Press grieves the loss of Michael Soulé, an Island Press author who was widely recognized as the Father of Conservation Biology. Michael was a founder and first president of the Society for Conservation Biology as well as a cofounder of The...

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 19th, 2019

Photos from the book Rainforest showcase the beauty and diversity of our planet's rainforests.

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 13th, 2019

Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Nature Camp inspires a commitment to conserve and sustain the environment and its natural resources. 

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 4th, 2019

Photos from the book Firestorm, now available in paperback, offer a glimpse into the new reality of wildfire.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 7th, 2019

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling food...

By Dave Evans / On June 3rd, 2019

A personal reflection on the importance of the Clean Water Act — and why the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce its scope is so destructive.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On May 3rd, 2019

Savory explains that the major culprits of climate change are not fossil fuels and livestock, but our mismanagement of resources.

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By Jada Mosley / On April 26th, 2019

Threats to pollinators abound, but so too do the everyday conservation efforts being taken to protect them. 

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 23rd, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have...

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