Nature Conservation Needs More Observers
Ben Kilham argues that simple observations are still an important component of conservation science. Everyone can learn to recognize birds and butterflies and note when and where they’re seen. This is the argument I made in the Arizona Wildlife Notebook. The notebook gives Arizona residents and visitors a practical tool for recording animal sightings.
As conservation science increasingly draws from sophisticated models and genomics, does natural history still have relevance? Benjamin Kilham, a dyslexic who has made significant contributions to bear research, builds a powerful case for field observation in his book, “Out on a Limb.”
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