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Reviving extinct species - future of science or fool’s errand?

What do the passenger pigeon, the Spanish Ibex and the woolly mammoth have in common? Although officially extinct, they are all now challenging the meaning of the word because, in each case, scientists are working on bringing them back to life.

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Asian vulture crisis – 40 million gone, but have we reached a turning point?

Four of South Asia’s nine vulture species are classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘Critically Endangered’ - the very highest threat category short of extinction. These are the Oriental white-backed vulture, the long-billed and slender-billed vultures and the red-headed (or ‘king’) vulture.

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Marine parks in India – a case for maritime environmentalism

Conservation stories often encourage an imagination of conservation as a simple exercise in moral dualism – choosing good over bad. It is this facile type-casting and posturing that paves the path for contentious interventions.

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Marine wilderness or peopled seas?

Exploring the human dimensions of large marine protected areas

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People, the ocean and marine protected area governance

Marine Parks or Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are one tool in the vast toolbox of approaches to manage our marine environment. They can be highly beneficial to marine ecological systems by protecting habitat, providing refuge to threatened species and acting as scientific reference areas.