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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: February 9
Year of Publication: 2021
Publication City: New Haven, CT
Publisher: Yale School of the Environment
Author(s): Elizabeth Kolbert
An Australian project to help threatened marsupial species adapt to avoid predatory cats is among a host of ‘assisted evolution’ efforts based on the premise that it is no longer enough to protect species from change: Humans are going to have to intervene to help them change.
“I spent 15 years removing cats from fenced reserves and national parks,” Katherine Moseby was saying. “And then, all of a sudden, I was putting them back in. It felt very strange to be doing that.”
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