This week's stories typify my work on the wildlife/conservation beat: mostly bad news, with some tinges of good news mixed in.
Case in point, my two latest "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:
Amazing Discovery: Nearly Extinct Bird Found Breeding in Japan
Conservation Group Seeks Protection for Endangered Crayfish, Gets Newly Discovered Species as a Bonus
...and two new articles for TakePart:
Animal Activists Are Raiding Circuses to Liberate Abused Bears, Lions, and Monkeys
This Is the Only Place in the World Where an Endangered Sea Turtle Is Thriving
Next week: more of the same?