Photographer and Harvard affiliate Tim Laman worked with Edwin Scholes of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to document all 39 species of birds of paradise.
E.O. Wilson will host a lecture and dinner with biologist Daniel H. Janzen on Oct. 1 to benefit Area de Conservación Guanacaste, 163,000 hectares of tropical treasure in northwestern Costa Rica.
The population of the orangutan, one of humankind's closest animal relatives, has declined with human expansion. The orangutan population declined by 97 percent in the 20th century and over 90 percent of their rainforest habitat has been destroyed. The factors contributing to that decline - illegal logging, conversion of forestland to agriculture, and hunting to supply the pet trade - have long been known.