Conservation, endangered creatures, Environmental Biology, Interesting creatures

The American Burying Beetle: A Success Story?

By Rich Sobel

Were they ever really endangered?

Almost 2 years ago, Scientific American published an article by Hannah Nordhaus entitled “Beetle Resurrection” that made the American Burying Beetle (Necrophorus americanus) a poster child for how the oil industry and other political and economic interests regarded an endangered species that most Americans didn’t know about and previously never cared about in the first place.

As is often the case, there was a rash of articles, posts and blogs in all the top media outlets talking about the American Burying Beetle and then it was business as usual and the issue seemed to disappear.

Or was it and did it?…More

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

previous blog posts

November 12, 2022

Fungi That Eat Insects Make a Powerful Medicine

November 6, 2022

Decolonizing and Destigmatizing Myself: This ain’t gonna be easy!

July 31, 2022

What Lives On Your Skin?

About the author 

Rich Sobel

A "retired" biologist, Rich uses plain language to explore in-depth biology topics | fascinating plants and exotic creatures | health and wellness| indulge your curiosity!

Get my Three Fascinating Creatures E-Book for Free!

Use this bottom section to nudge your visitors.

>