‘Eelevator’ project helps eels survive journey through New York waters

Media Note: Images can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/eelproject. ITHACA, N.Y. – An “eelevator” designed and built by a team that includes Cornell University researchers is helping American eels survive their harrowing journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River and into rivers in or near New York City. In the past, eel […]

In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message

ITHACA, N.Y. – If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new study by Cornell University communication scholars. Since the 1960s, conservation experts have used specific labels to indicate how precariously a species is teetering […]

A planet not fit for animals is not fit for humans either

Amanda Rodewald, Director of Conservation Science at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, says the WWF’s Living Planet Report showing that populations of vertebrate animals have declined by 58 percent should be considered a warning for people to change habits before making our planet unsuitable for people, too. Rodewald says: “The declines in wildlife populations are shocking […]