Ecology

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Why protect habitat alone?

Reposted from the old TfK. I suggested at the bottom of a longish post that the Endangered Species Act ought to be supplemented with an Endangered Ecosystem Act. The reason begins with thinking like a mountain. If you’ve read the last post and my Thinking Like a Savannah and you haven’t read Aldo Leopold’s Sand…

Thinking like a savanna

Reposted from the old TfK. A few years ago, I someone gave a presentation here, arguing that we should reintroduce a bunch of extinct Pleistocene species into North America. Cheetahs were on the list, along with lions and Asian elephants (like these from the Bronx Zoo). The idea was that human hunting caused these species,…