Voices for Biodiversity

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I Dream of Bison
I Dream of Bison

by Elke Duerr

I grew up on an organic farm in Germany. By the time I was born, we Germans had already wiped out our large mammals; the wisent (German bison), wolf, bear, lynx, wild cats, auroxen, moose and elk were…

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- Jan 13, 2017
The Return of Eastern Elk
The Return of Eastern Elk

by Erika Zambello, Wally Smith

“Elk are not the first animals that come to mind when thinking of native Appalachian wildlife, but the species was a common sight in these hills prior to European settlement,” writes Dr. Walter Smith in…

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- Jan 03, 2017
In Search of Blue Tang
In Search of Blue Tang

by Shannon Switzer Swanson

When Disney’s blockbuster Finding Dory hit theaters in June of 2016, it brought an endearing fish back into the spotlight — blue tang.

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- Dec 15, 2016
Ramifications of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Ramifications of the Dakota Access Pipeline

by Erika Zambello

The Dakota Access Pipeline has caused a social media and news firestorm. Over just a few days, more than one million people across the country and the world symbolically “checked in” to Standing Rock to…

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- Dec 01, 2016
The Last Unicorn: William deBuy's Search for the Elusive Saola
The Last Unicorn: William deBuy's Search for the Elusive Saola

by Zoe Krasney, Casey Johnson

The Last Unicorn taps into a primal human instinct — the search for pure and innocent beauty. This quest has captured our attention for hundreds of years, and is perhaps the reason unicorns are ubiquitous…

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- Nov 29, 2016
Conservation Partnerships Protect Species at Eglin Air Force Base
Conservation Partnerships Protect Species at Eglin Air Force Base

by Erika Zambello

Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB) on the Florida Panhandle does more than fulfill its military mission. In its over 700 square miles of territory, base staff and federal agents oversee the management of…

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- Nov 05, 2016
Learning to be a Naturalist at Hubbard Brook
Learning to be a Naturalist at Hubbard Brook

by Torrin Hallett

Having just completed my third year as a music composition, horn performance and mathematics student at Oberlin College and Conservatory, I left my tiny dorm room and musician friends in Ohio to spend…

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- Oct 10, 2016
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