An Iberian lynx ‘scored’

Mark Zekhuis is an ecological consultant working for a Dutch natural landscape management agency. In the Netherlands he is well known as an enthusiastic seeker of wildlife, ‘scoring’ species with a considerable amount of skill and luck.  In 2009 he went in search of the Iberian lynx, a highly threatened cat species, still occurring in […]

Life is good: Conservation in an age of mass extinction

Although a young philosophy, conservation has had notable successes, including setting aside vast tracts of wilderness for posterity and saving a selection of beloved species from oblivion. Yet, today conservation faces its greatest test: saving our planet–and ourselves–from a sixth mass extinction. In this age of climate change, vast forest destruction, and marine degradation, scientists […]