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Too Rare to Wear: Stopping Illegal Trade of Hawksbill Turtle Products
Too Rare to Wear: Stopping Illegal Trade of Hawksbill Turtle Products

by Georgia Woodroffe

The Too Rare to Wear campaign brings tourist and conservation groups together to end the trade of illegal tortoiseshell products. Also called turtleshell, this material comes from hawksbill sea turtles,…

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- Apr 04, 2017
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen

by Madison Toonder

Oysters are bivalve mollusks that provide shelter and food for a variety of organisms, all while improving water clarity and quality through filtration. Oyster reefs formed by aggregations of shells are…

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- Mar 29, 2017
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps

by Anne Silver

Dar es Salaam was so hot and dry that my husband, Jim, and I had almost forgotten that rain and cold weather even existed. We were however rudely reminded when we arrived in Kigoma, Tanzania, on our quest…

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- Mar 20, 2017
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look

by Alfred Mepukori

My amazing trip all began when the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a global search for 34 international conservationists aged 18 to 25 to attend the first-ever Youth Forum for People…

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- Mar 06, 2017
A Conservation Success Story: Reserva Monte Mojino
A Conservation Success Story: Reserva Monte Mojino

by Erika Zambello, Jennifer Calkins

When Dr. Jennifer Calkins visited Reserva Monte Mojino (ReMM), the landscape captured her attention. “A cactus flower blooming next to a lush fig tree, a desert tortoise resting beneath an elegant trogon…

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- Feb 22, 2017
Biodiversity on Organic Farms in Telangana, India
Biodiversity on Organic Farms in Telangana, India

by Andrew Flachs

Most commercial agriculture around the world comes in the form of monocultures, where whole fields are devoted to a single plant. Monocultures are stark landscapes, built around the logic of factories…

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- Feb 14, 2017
Anthro versus Ecocentric Conservation Perspectives: An Academic Comparison
Anthro versus Ecocentric Conservation Perspectives: An Academic Comparison

by Helen Kopnina

Conservation is most often discussed from two main ethical standpoints: the preservation of natural resources for human use (an anthropocentric position that supports biodiversity protection for the well-being…

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- Feb 09, 2017
National Monuments: A President Obama Legacy
National Monuments: A President Obama Legacy

by Stephanie Panlasigui

The historic presidency of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, came to an end on January 20, 2017, but not without leaving behind a legacy.

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- Jan 31, 2017
Letter from the President
Letter from the President

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

It has been almost eight years since the conservation-media magazine Voices for Biodiversity was born. The changes that have occurred over these years, both for the world and for Voices for Biodiversity,…

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- Jan 26, 2017
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