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Q&A with Will Stolzenburg
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg

by Julia Osterman

Julia Osterman speaks with conservationist and author Will Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were and the recently published Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife…

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- Apr 08, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part Three: We’re Still Here
Belonging to the Land, Part Three: We’re Still Here

by Zoe Krasney

Legal battles among Hopi, Navajo, government and private organizations over fragile natural resources now threaten to completely destroy the traditions of many people still living on the land near Black…

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- Apr 02, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part Two: Big Mountain
Belonging to the Land, Part Two: Big Mountain

by Zoe Krasney

For hundreds of years, the Navajo and Hopi thrived in the high, arid deserts of Arizona. Throughout recent history, these people have faced numerous assaults on their ways of life: war, forced relocation,…

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- Mar 26, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part One: The Elders of Black Mesa
Belonging to the Land, Part One: The Elders of Black Mesa

by Zoe Krasney

For decades, the struggle over traditional lands on the Navajo and Hopi reservations has unfolded, steeped in history, myth, prophecy and the inevitability of greed – indigenous peoples set against each…

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- Mar 19, 2012
Izilwane Remembers Lawrence Anthony
Izilwane Remembers Lawrence Anthony

by Kathryn Pardo

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The world is saying goodbye this month to one of the most fascinating conservationists of this generation. Elephant Whisperer – so-called because of his ability to understand…

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- Mar 15, 2012
My Pantanal
My Pantanal

by Kathryn Pardo

In this simple yet stirring short film about life in the Pantanal, the big cat conservation organization Panthera reaches out to the people of Brazil in an attempt to discuss with them the importance of…

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- Mar 05, 2012
Venus Flytrap Poachers Arrested in North Carolina
Venus Flytrap Poachers Arrested in North Carolina

by Kathryn Pardo

RALEIGH, NC—Venus flytrap poaching may not seem like the most lucrative crime for those looking for an easy buck, but the uprooting of these plants to sell in roadside stands and markets is threatening…

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- Feb 15, 2012
Wolf Culling Enacted by Government
Wolf Culling Enacted by Government

by Kathryn Pardo

WASHINGTON, DC—The Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to implement aerial hunting of wolves this year, using federal funds to support the culling. The ultimate goal of this plan is not to effectively…

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- Feb 12, 2012
Seeds of Light
Seeds of Light

by Becky Harmon

The Greater Timbavati Region of South Africa encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in the world and is home to the rare white lion and other species that occur nowhere else. For more than a decade,…

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- Jan 23, 2012
Just Another Species
Just Another Species

by Narisa Bhanji

We humans like to think of ourselves as superior beings that have control over the fates of other species. We have given ourselves the power to define how the environment and other species around us live.

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- Jan 16, 2012
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