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Keeping the firefly magic alive

Photinus carolinus fireflies light up a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains. Photograph by Radim Schreiber / FireflyExperience.org.

So excited to announce that we just published the first-ever comprehensive review about the threats facing fireflies around the globe!

In this article we also describe several things we all can do to give fireflies a brighter future. You can read our article here (we’re tremendously grateful to BioScience for making this Editor’s Choice & freely available).

I’m also delighted to announce my upcoming 1-year sabbatic leave from teaching at Tufts University, starting in May 2020. I’m looking forward to spending more time working on several firefly conservation initiatives, including serving as co-chair for the IUCN Firefly Specialist Group and working with my colleagues at Fireflyers International.

In the meantime, you might enjoy this great article in The Guardian summarizing the work that we & many others have been doing to keep the firefly magic alive!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/22/why-lights-going-out-fireflies-conservation-pollution