Amy Mathews Amos has worked at the interface of environmental science
and public policy for more than 25 years as an analyst, advocate, consultant, and now writer. Her writing has appeared
in the Washington Post, High Country News, Ensia, and other
The latest indication of wildlife recovery in Gabon is a solitary male lion captured on a remote video camera that was set up to study chimpanzees. Nobody knows how he got there, or why he’s chosen the forest as his home.
It went against most everything scientists thought they knew at the time, but when Cornell University researchers studied the mating habits of bobolinks 30 years ago, they saw that it wasn’t just the males who were fooling around on the side. The females were too—and for good reason.