Elizabeth Bennett

By Elizabeth L. Bennett Fifteen years ago, when I was living in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, I would occasionally be privileged enough to be able to watch wild Bornean orang-utans in the rain forest. Every time it was a thrill. Orang-utans are the only great apes occurring in Asia; indeed, the only ones outside Africa. Tragically,...

By Susan Lieberman and Elizabeth Bennett March 3 is World Wildlife Day and the theme this year is: “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” One often-overlooked aspect of this is the current crisis of the global illegal trade in wildlife for use as pets. From Peruvian titi monkeys to Central Africa’s African grey...

By Elizabeth L. Bennett and Joe Walston Jeju, Republic of Korea, September, 2012 The passenger pigeon was once among the most abundant birds on the planet, sometimes flying in flocks so vast they reportedly darkened the skies. Likewise, tens of millions of North American bison once thundered across the American Great Plains. As the United...