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The Wayfinders
The Wayfinders

by Julia Osterman

Inside all technology-addicted Westerners is the capability to adapt to some of the world’s most desolate landscapes and to transcend their own worldviews to open their minds. Join author Wade Davis as…

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- Jan 09, 2012
The Global Impact of Climate Change
The Global Impact of Climate Change

by Altaire Cambata

What are the implications for indigenous or place-based cultures facing the imminent and gradually-destructive processes of climate change? There is a significant amount of literature that suggests the…

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- Jan 02, 2012
Human Planet
Human Planet

by Altaire Cambata

Human Planet, the eight-piece documentary by the BBC provides well-timed insight into increasingly diminishing indigenous ways of life. However, is stunning footage enough to communicate their messages…

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- Dec 12, 2011
Saving Big Cats: an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker
Saving Big Cats: an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker

by Altaire Cambata

Dr. Laurie Marker is the co-founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which helps protect these charismatic big cats worldwide. She helped develop international captive breeding…

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- Dec 05, 2011
CAT in WATER
CAT in WATER

by Morgan Heim

Two journalists grab cameras and head to the wilds of Thailand’s mangrove forests in search of an endangered cat with a special affinity for water.

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- Nov 28, 2011
Q&A with Spencer Wells, author of Pandora’s Seed
Q&A with Spencer Wells, author of Pandora’s Seed

by Julia Osterman

Izilwane interviews eminent population geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells to discuss his most recent book, Pandora’s Seed. He talks about the need to consider the long-term…

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- Nov 14, 2011
Universities Turn to Green Energy
Universities Turn to Green Energy

by Kathryn Pardo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At least seven colleges and universities now receive 100 percent of the electricity they use from green power sources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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- Nov 09, 2011
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

by Julia Osterman

In this stirring study of how civilization has strained the human relationship with the natural world, author Spencer Wells examines issues such as obesity, global warming, the rise of mental illness,…

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- Nov 07, 2011
From Botswana, Parts I-IV
From Botswana, Parts I-IV

by Sophy Burnham

Thank you for joining us on our series of Field Notes blogs from writer Sophy Burnham, an award-winning playwright, novelist, and nonfiction writer whose books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller…

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- Oct 31, 2011
Revisiting Gay Bradshaw’s Work
Revisiting Gay Bradshaw’s Work

by Zoe Krasney

Gay Bradshaw, founder of The Kerulos Center and of trans-species psychology, discusses animal forgiveness, extinction and genocide with Voices for Biodiversity’s Zoe Krasney.

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- Oct 30, 2011
The New Face of Wildlife Filmmaking: a report from the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
The New Face of Wildlife Filmmaking: a report from the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

by Kathryn Pardo

Join Kathryn Pardo on her journey to the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. She explores numerous newcomer films and takes a look at one of the new, unofficial themes of the festival: conservation.

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- Oct 30, 2011
A Conservation Conversation with Dr. Stuart Pimm
A Conservation Conversation with Dr. Stuart Pimm

by Julia Osterman

Stuart Pimm discusses the ethics behind conservation and the importance of involving local peoples in protecting their own local biodiversity.

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- Oct 17, 2011