A Survey of the ‘War on Wildlife’: How Conflict Affects Conservation

By Bethany N. Bella Over the last 60 years, more than two-thirds of the world’s remaining biodiversity hotspots have experienced armed conflict. The effects have been myriad, from destruction as a result of military tactics to indirect socioeconomic and political changes, like human migration and displacement. This so-called “war on wildlife” has important implications for…

Can We Save the World’s Remaining Forests? A Look at ‘Why REDD Will Fail’

By Bethany N. Bella As climate change threatens the stability of ecosystems around the world, the preservation of forests is seen as a “win-win” solution to curbing planet-warming emissions while producing value for developing country economies. But all is not as it seems with the world’s largest forest preservation effort, the United Nations-led Reducing Emissions…