Tag: Ivory-bill

The Falconer

Written by | January 27th, 2009

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If you ask me to identify the most effective conservationists around, I’ll answer without hesitation: Falconers. Falconers? Those fixtures of Renaissance fairs and Saturday Night Live skits? No, not them. The falconers I’m referring to form a serious, obsessive subculture who train raptors to hunt various game. Falconry takes anywhere from two to seven years to […]

What is Success in Conservation?

Written by | January 22nd, 2009

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Erik wonders how we measure our progress in a field as difficult and complex as conservation. It is not always clear where failure stops and successes start.

Reward Posted for Evidence of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Written by | January 13th, 2009

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They call the Ivory-billed woodpecker the Holy Grail of birds. But what might be the last push to find it involves a reward and a “wanted” poster reminiscent of something you’d see on the wall of an old-time post office. You may recall the excitement nearly five years ago when a video clip was released […]

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