Articles by Rebecca Kessler

Conservation and birth control: a controversial mix?

amily planning can prevent unwanted pregnancies, increase birth spacing, and improve women’s reproductive rights. All of this can reduce human populations, theoretically taking pressure off local environments. In recent years,…

Forest restoration: from Stone Age to drone age

t the start of the rainy season thousands of people trudge across tropical landscapes lugging baskets full of tree saplings on their backs. These men and women are carrying the…

Conservationists part ways on primary forest logging

mid headlines screaming about climate change and ecological collapse, it is easy to forget just how much nature is left. Two parallel rings of so-called “primary forest” — areas largely…