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Resurrecting a wolf for conservation?

fstammle , June 22nd, 2022


Many herders, especailly in the Sub-Arctic, are threatened by the increased number of wolves, eating entire reindeer herds. In Australia they go the opposite way now: they try…


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The Mind of Plants: Book launch by Synergetic Press on December 15

Glenn H. Shepard , December 13th, 2021


  –Synergetic Press has just released The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence, edited by John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira and Monica Gagliano, and with a foreword by D…


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Naming Species in Colombia’s Biodiverse Landscapes

Jaime Landinez , September 21st, 2021


There is a unique pair of rules on Sattins Island, in Ursula K. Le Guin’s world of Earthsea. This pair is called The Rules of Names and though…


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A wildcat doesn’t change its spots: Gold mining on Indigenous lands in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 21st, 2021


A shootout on May 10 between Yanomami Indigenous people and heavily armed illegal miners in Roraima state, Brazil, left three miners and two Yanomami children dead. Since then,…


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Unlikely Blessings: A poem on hope, despair and periwinkle

Glenn H. Shepard , April 27th, 2021


 This poem, written fifteen years ago as my youngest son began (thankfully successful) chemotherapy for a rare immune system disease, was recently published for the first time by S…


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Memoria y Salud Andino-Amazónica

nckawa , January 4th, 2021


En el 18 de julio de 2020, participé en un evento interdisciplinario organizado por el grupo estudiantil Abya Yala (de Ohio State) y el Foro Permanente de Estudios,…


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Christine Wilson 2020 Graduate Award Winner

foodanthro , December 9th, 2020


SAFN is happy to announce that the 2020 winner of the Christine Wilson Award for a graduate student is Terese Gagnon, of Syracuse University, for her essay, “’There…


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"The Camera is our Weapon": Kayapó video warriors featured in new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Glenn H. Shepard , July 28th, 2020


The Kayapó (Megengôkrê) people of Brazil are living proof of the resistance and adaptability of Indigenous cultures. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York …


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Fifty Shades of Green: Reflecting back on the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent in the age of coronavirus [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , June 5th, 2020


The tragic death from coronavirus of indigenous actor Antonio Bolivar, star of the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent, has made me reflect back on all the facts…


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Yellow Jessamine: A coronavirus haiku

Glenn H. Shepard , March 23rd, 2020


Yellow jessamine infects a premature Spring: Fragrant and lethal. Gelsemium sempervirens, known as yellow jessamine or Carolinajasmine, is a toxic plant with alkaloids related to…


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#ExistenceOnSearch: Multispecies encounters and knowledge dialogue at the in-between space

Santiago Martinez Medina , December 31st, 2019


Este contenido está disponible en español aquí.  #BecomingBioDiverse Photograph by Felipe Villegas. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. Image courtesy of the aut…


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The Sargassum Question

Pablo Aguilera Del Castillo , September 10th, 2019


Close-up of sargasso, Puerto Morelos, 2019. Photo by the author. Sitting in her office, I could smell the sharp scent of hydrogen sulfide coming from the beach. She…


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Keeping Arctic animals makes sense!

fstammle , November 21st, 2018


The Arctic Ark team has presented their work of the last four years in human-animal relations in the Arctic at the Finnish Academy’s final Arktiko Seminar. Studying people’s…


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“Radical Bricoleurs”: On Doing Science, Community Life, Activism and Bureaucracy in Mozambique

colinhoag , October 18th, 2018


By Anselmo Matusse, University of Cape Town § One day I was walking with Mr. Angelo, 69 years old, a former Renamo soldier, demobilized in 1994, who is now…


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Maya Milpa Workshop at OSU’s Waterman Farm

nckawa , May 18th, 2018


Last Friday and Saturday, we hosted a workshop that invited students, faculty, and staff from Ohio State (as well as new friends from Kenyon College) to learn about…


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Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part II

colinhoag , May 8th, 2018


By Kristina Lyons, University of California, Santa Cruz § The president of the communal action committee whom I call Doña Marta ushered me to a more secluded corner behind…


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On Contamination: Conservation Science in Devilish Landscapes

colinhoag , January 23rd, 2018


By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Grignon, France § When you first see the gold mine in Alhué you are impressed by how massive the cascade of…


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Lessons from the Catwoman: Extinction and resilience of Amazonian fauna [exerpt from SAPIENS]

Glenn H. Shepard , February 15th, 2017


Francisco Evangelista, a Paumari Indian who grew up along the Piranha River within the Purus River basin in the Brazilian Amazon, tells a tale from his boyhood about…


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Lessons from the Catwoman: Extinction and resilience of Amazonian fauna [exerpt from SAPIENS]

Glenn H. Shepard , February 15th, 2017


Francisco Evangelista, a Paumari Indian who grew up along the Piranha River within the Purus River basin in the Brazilian Amazon, tells a tale from his boyhood about…


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Lessons from the Catwoman: Extinction and resilience of Amazonian fauna [exerpt from SAPIENS]

Glenn H. Shepard , February 15th, 2017


Francisco Evangelista, a Paumari Indian who grew up along the Piranha River within the Purus River basin in the Brazilian Amazon, tells a tale from his boyhood about…


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Jessica Dempsey on Enterprising Nature: Economics, Markets, and Finance in Global Biodiversity Politics

jeremy schmidt , January 11th, 2017


A great new book from Jessica Dempsey (UBC Geography). Description below and a short animated video from her website. The publisher’s description does not do the book justice…


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Of Quinoa, Agricultural Science, and Social Change – New Essay from Adam Gamwell on the Savage Minds Anthropologies Projects

Gamwell , December 2nd, 2016


Photo: Colin Stone Peacock TAL’s Adam Gamwell has a new essay about his research on quinoa biodiversity in Peru out on Savage Minds blog! Excerpt: Specters of the…


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Disability as Diversity: A New Biopolitics by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , May 23rd, 2016


We’re a medical anthropologist and a literary critic, and while our research interests seemingly have little overlap, we found ourselves engaged in a series of conversations about how…


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Fernando Vidal’s and Nélia Dias’s Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture by Frédéric Keck

Frédéric Keck , February 12th, 2016


Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture By Fernando Vidal and Nélia Dias (editors) Routledge, 2016, 264 pages What do natural reserves, botanical and zoological parks, anthropology museums and depart…


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