Tag: Darwin’s finches

U.S.-Cuba Ties: How Will Cuban Crocodiles Fare?

Written by | April 23rd, 2009

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Over the last week — as the Obama administration once again assumed its increasingly familiar role as polite undertaker at the funeral of a failed U.S. policy — it has become clear that a new phase in the long, intimate, but tormented, relationship between the United States and Cuba has begun. As the two countries flutter their diplomatic eyelashes […]

Is Conservation…Unnatural?

Written by | March 16th, 2009

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I wrote about the Church Bird of Borneo a few weeks ago, and asked the question how species could be evolutionary winners and conservation disasters at the same time. The issue is about exotic and invasive species that are ecologically much better adapted to their new environments than indigenous species, which are often fine-tuned with […]

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