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Connecting Habitats: Thinking like a Roaming Species
Connecting Habitats: Thinking like a Roaming Species

by Alexander Gilbert

Large animal species like wolves and bears require vast amounts of land to find food and mates. However, their habitats have become increasingly fragmented as development encroaches on once-wild areas.…

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- Oct 10, 2011
The Mozambique Horse Safari
The Mozambique Horse Safari

by Oriane Lee Johnston

In 2010, Oriane Lee Johnston Googled the terms Africa, Horse and Volunteer, ready for a new adventure. What she found was the website for Mozambique Horse Safari, complete with some of the most beautiful…

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- Oct 02, 2011
Biodiversity Continues to Decrease
Biodiversity Continues to Decrease

by Kathryn Pardo

A new study, published in Marine Ecology Progress Series on July 28, shows that while protected areas are increasing throughout the world, they are not adequate to stymie the loss of biodiversity.

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- Sep 27, 2011
The Spirit of Crow Creek
The Spirit of Crow Creek

by Matt Kasik

The intense poverty and complicated social issues facing the Lakota people are ominous reminders of their historical hardships. In spite of such difficulties, hope for prosperity endures. The Lakota tribe’s…

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- Sep 26, 2011
Q&A with Lee Berger
Q&A with Lee Berger

by Julia Osterman

Voices for Biodiversity speaks with paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer Lee Berger about his newest research and revelations regarding the newly discovered hominid species, Australopithecus…

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- Sep 12, 2011
Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit
Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit

by Beth Kelley

At Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, researcher Beth Kelley studies humans interacting with gorillas. Her studies tell us much about ourselves as primates, as well as illustrating what interests us about other…

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- Aug 31, 2011
Inspiring Young People to Care about the Environment
Inspiring Young People to Care about the Environment

by Jack Chapman

What does it take to get today's young people excited about environmental conservation? I believe that hands-on work in a natural or outdoor setting gives them real-world experiences that boost their interest…

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- Aug 31, 2011
Ecosystem Services: A Solution to Extinction
Ecosystem Services: A Solution to Extinction

by Altaire Cambata

Here is the theory: by assessing the true monetary value that plants, animals, and ecosystems hold for the health of humankind, policy-makers are more likely to respond to their rapid degradation.

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- Aug 26, 2011
Q&A with Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer
Q&A with Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer

by Julia Osterman

Voices for Biodiversity catches up with author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony to learn more about his two books and third upcoming book. In the process, Anthony talks about the power of animals to…

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- Jul 25, 2011
The Elephant Whisperer
The Elephant Whisperer

by Julia Osterman

Journey into the South African bush in Lawrence Anthony’s The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild. This touching narrative, which delves into the transformational relationship…

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- Jul 25, 2011
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice

by Altaire Cambata

Ethnobotonist and author Mark Plotkin delves into the world of traditional medicinal knowledge and the mysteries of Amazonian biology, culture and spirituality. Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice is a plea…

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- Jul 06, 2011
Those Dammed Salmon
Those Dammed Salmon

by Greg Stahl

For thousands of years, salmon have been the beating heart of Idaho. They have fed families, boosted the economy, challenged determined anglers, nourished the bodies and spirits of Native Americans, and…

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- Jun 29, 2011