Emily Darling

By Tim McClanahan and Emily Darling The longest and strongest El Niño recorded since the introduction of modern instrumentation has produced in 2016 a global heat wave with superheated ocean temperatures that have stressed tropical corals around the world. While it is heartening to see coverage of this phenomena in the news, environmental reporting risks...

By Emily Darling Madagascar: the world’s “eighth continent” and fourth-largest island; a country that offers both promise and paradox for conservation. An evolutionary cradle of biodiversity, Madagascar is home to extraordinary plants and animals found nowhere else on our planet. It is also one of the world’s poorest countries. People are hungry for new roads,...

By Emily Darling This year Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4, arrives as we have just completed the once-a-decade World Parks Congress. Thousands of representatives from the global conservation community – from academics and NGO staff to policy makers and agency representatives – gathered in Sydney, Australia to discuss how we may better protect and preserve...