Pamela Kaval-Wilding

Dr. Pamela Kaval began her interest in conservation and sustainability at a young age, when she learned that people shouldn’t swim in the waters of her local New Jersey (US) river, because of the toxins. She would later discover that these toxins resulted in the death of hundreds of fish species and many deformities in the few fish species that remained. Consequently, she obtained degrees in Natural Resource Management, Ecology and Ecological Economics. In between degrees, she taught children and adults about nature as a park ranger in several US National Parks.

After obtaining her PhD, she worked as an associate professor for many years on a wide variety of environmentally related projects with numerous colleagues. She is currently a research consultant, editor, and author.  She has written over 100 publications on a wide range of environmentally related topics, including biodiversity, ecosystem services, public land management, natural resource policy, survey methodologies, wildfire, renewable resources, and recreation.


Hope for the Critically-Endangered Mangrove Finch

The Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates), one of Darwin’s iconic finches, is a bird species found only in the dense mangrove forests of the western Galapagos Islands. At one time, these birds...

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