Welcome to Last Stands

Last Stands is a book and communication project to raise awareness of the plight of the world's disappearing mangrove forests. Join Kennedy Warne as he travels to the salt-water rainforests and coastal communities of Latin America and the Caribbean during the first stage of his global journey.


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Let Them Eat Shrimp


 

March 4th, 2011

A book is born

By KENNEDY WARNE

 

I can’t believe that it was more than 18 months ago that I last updated this blog, saying “See you in September.” Well, that didn’t happen, did it! I was unable to raise the necessary funds to visit the mangroves of Thailand and Indonesia, so I pressed ahead with the book based on the research […]

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Pan de yuca, a taste of Latin America.


 

July 30th, 2009

See you in September

By KENNEDY WARNE

 

The Last Stands blog is standing down for a month or two. With the Americas trip over, I’m taking care of immediate business (writing magazine features, editing, doing a fortnightly radio segment called “Off the Beaten Track” on New Zealand’s national radio program “Nine Till Noon”) until late September, when I plan to spend some […]

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Spicebush swallowtail larva looks more like something from Disney than nature.


 

July 5th, 2009

Another snake mimic

By KENNEDY WARNE

 

Ron Rutowski, Professor of Biology at Arizona State University and a lepidopterist whose major area of study is how insects produce and use visual signals in their lives, has sent this link about the snake-mimicking spicebush swallowtail caterpillar. He notes: “Although the resemblance and its potential advantage appears obvious it has never been confirmed experimentally.”

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