Episode 31: Stuart Pimm Putting Conservation Back On The Offensive
Stuart Pimm is the Founder and President of Saving Nature and the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation at Duke University. His books include “The Balance of Nature,” and the acclaimed “World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth.”
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of the 2006 Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences (from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), and the winner of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2010. And this year, Stuart was awarded the 2019 International Cosmos Prize, which is widely viewed as one of the most prestigious honors presented in the environmental field.
The honor recognizes Pimm’s groundbreaking research on endangered species, as well as his work to promote practical approaches to help slow or reverse species’ declines by protecting and restoring shrinking habitats.
Survival: Biodiversity and Extinction | Stuart Pimm
About Saving Nature
“Dr. Stuart Pimm founded Saving Nature in 2019 as part of his vision of restoring nature for sustainable gains and broader impact. It builds on the exceptional success with SavingSpecies, an organisation he founded in 2007 to create wildlife corridors in important areas for biodiversity.
Saving Nature has developed a unique blueprint for leveraging local conservation action to solve global environmental challenges. It learns from past experiences and has a considerably expanded conservation mission.
The team at Saving Nature focuses on nature in crisis in biodiversity hotspots where poverty and environmental destruction drive species extinctions and hardship for local communities. We look for vanishing forests, grassland, wetlands, and other habitats with unique biodiversity, acquiring and restoring habitat to secure their future.” Read more…
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.