Expert Opinions

Sustainable is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good.
- Jochen Zeitz
China’s booming orchid industry is a test of its commitment to conservation

China’s booming orchid industry is a test of its commitment to conservation

China’s Biodiversity Red List significantly underestimates wild harvest as a threat to Chinese orchids.

The new UN deal fails to address the root causes of nature’s destruction

The new UN deal fails to address the root causes of nature’s destruction

The new UN deal may force us to reconsider the usefulness of such meetings altogether.

Insects may feel pain, evidence shows

Insects may feel pain, evidence shows

We surveyed more than 300 scientific studies and found evidence that at least some insects feel pain.

Community wildlife conservation isn’t always a win-win solution

Community wildlife conservation isn’t always a win-win solution

The reality of community-based wildlife conservation is sometimes less straightforward, as the experience of Kenya shows.

What if the dinos had not gone extinct?

What if the dinos had not gone extinct?

Imagine the asteroid had missed, and dinosaurs survived. Picture highly evolved raptors planting their flag on the moon.

Why the purple tomato’s success is a win for GM foods

Why the purple tomato’s success is a win for GM foods

There are many good reasons why modifying an organism’s genetics may be better for us.