Articles by Rhett Butler

Founder of Mongabay.

Puma in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.

Why top predators matter (insider)

Few species have faced such vitriolic hatred from humans as the world's top predators. Considered by many as pests, often as dangerous, they have been gunned down, poisoned, speared, finned,…
Puma in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Leopard. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Language and conservation (insider)

The words we choose matter. Benjamin Lee Whorf, an influential U.S. linguist, theorized that the language one speaks directly impacts our thoughts; he is quoted as saying, "Language shapes the…
Leopard. Photo by Rhett A. Butler
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