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Peaceful Coexistence: Snow Leopards and Humans Share Pakistan’s Mountains
Peaceful Coexistence: Snow Leopards and Humans Share Pakistan’s Mountains

by Debra Denker

Confession: I am a lifelong lover of snow leopards. So, a couple of months ago, when I was sick of politics, I was happy to follow a Facebook-suggested link to Snow Leopard Trust. I eagerly read their…

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- Oct 04, 2016
Navigating Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Kalahari Desert
Navigating Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Kalahari Desert

by Jaime Gordon

In 1975, Hitchcock was one of several graduate students who traveled to the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana to undertake interdisciplinary anthropological research. When the group arrived in the northeastern…

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- Sep 03, 2016
Reduce, Reuse and ... Power Up
Reduce, Reuse and ... Power Up

by Terence Hyland

Perspective can dictate what we see. A visitor to Guam or Easter Island may see sandy beaches or breathtaking seascapes, but a local may see an endless tide carrying plastic bottle caps and spent fishing…

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- Aug 22, 2016
Community Mapping in Gabon
Community Mapping in Gabon

by Nina Hamilton

I came to Gabon to study how communities use and value their forest resources, what they see is threatening their resources and why all of that might differ across the landscape. All of the information…

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- Jul 22, 2016
Studying the Indirect Effects of Wildlife Loss at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya
Studying the Indirect Effects of Wildlife Loss at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya

by Elizabeth Forbes

First thing on Monday morning, I get into the driver’s side of the Land Cruiser, grasping the “holy sh*t” handle to hoist myself up into the seat. My field team clambers into the back; the other front…

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- Jul 16, 2016
Learning at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
Learning at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

by Paul Arthur

“I can’t believe I held a snake!” “The longleaf pine trees are awesome.” “I can’t wait to come back!”

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- Jun 22, 2016
An Interview with Wendee Nicole, Founder & Director of the Redemption Song Foundation
An Interview with Wendee Nicole, Founder & Director of the Redemption Song Foundation

by Georgia Woodroffe

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It is home to half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, several other primates, 400 species…

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- Jun 15, 2016
The Specter of Lionfish: Coping with an Invasive Species
The Specter of Lionfish: Coping with an Invasive Species

by Erika Zambello

The sun shone down on me as I set up my booth at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day in Pensacola, Florida. Though I was there to talk about the Emerald Coast’s artificial reef and Gulf to Table program,…

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- Jun 08, 2016
Nine Pieces of Advice for the Community-based Conservationist
Nine Pieces of Advice for the Community-based Conservationist

by Morrison Mast

A couple of years ago, under a Fulbright U.S. Student full grant, I proposed to live in an indigenous Guna community called Armila in the remote Darien region of Panama. My goal for the year was to set…

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- Jun 04, 2016
Brake for Snakes
Brake for Snakes

by Nicolette Cagle

I remember being out on the wet prairie one morning. The rock-gray clouds hovered low overhead, slowly parting to expose some blue-sky freedom. A recent rain shower had left muddy puddles in the gravel…

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- May 16, 2016
Bird Conservation in Colombia’s Andean Forests
Bird Conservation in Colombia’s Andean Forests

by Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela

I wake up at 4:30 a.m. in my tent and go out to admire the dark, cloud-covered forest. I meet with my team of locals to warm up and discuss our plan of action. Over a nice cup of Colombian coffee, we sit…

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- May 08, 2016
Animal Kindness Beyond Borders
Animal Kindness Beyond Borders

by Debra Denker

“Kindness to animals has no boundaries” is both the tagline of Animal-Kind International (AKI) and the kernel of its mission statement. The New Mexico-based nonprofit was founded in 2007 to support partner…

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- Apr 28, 2016