Voices for Biodiversity

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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
Children and Scaly Mammals
Children and Scaly Mammals

by Jennifer Calkins

When I first started working on an article for World Pangolin Day (which takes place every third Saturday of February), I did not realize how few people even knew pangolins existed. As an evolutionary…

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- Apr 24, 2016
Conservation Under the Pandas’ “Umbrella”
Conservation Under the Pandas’ “Umbrella”

by Barbara Fraser

When it comes to wildlife protection, the most photogenic species — such as polar bears, dolphins and pandas — seem to attract the most attention and conservation dollars.

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- Feb 25, 2016
Loktak Lake: The World’s Only Floating Lake
Loktak Lake: The World’s Only Floating Lake

by Mohit Raj

Picture a lake where massive landmasses covered in shaggy green vegetation naturally generate over its surface. They have no base, yet still become so dense that they can bear not only the load of occupants,…

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- Jan 27, 2016
Cree Medicine Woman Laments Alberta’s Losses
Cree Medicine Woman Laments Alberta’s Losses

by Debra Denker

Growing up in Northern Alberta in the 1950s and 1960s, Cree Medicine Woman Nicole Gladu never dreamed that there would come a time when the rich sources of game that sustained her people would become scarce,…

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- Jan 17, 2016
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy

by Emily Baumbach

The Malay word orangutan translates as “person of the forest,” and the orangutans that once thrived in the wooded areas of the rainforest in Sumatra and Borneo have reached record low population levels.…

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- Dec 09, 2015