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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

by Georgia Woodroffe

Over the last 500 million years, Earth has experienced five mass extinctions. Each was marked by the obliteration of a significant proportion of all life on the planet within a geologically insignificant…

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- Dec 23, 2014
Gorman’s Fables: Art of the Human Animal
Gorman’s Fables: Art of the Human Animal

by Julia Osterman

A dog with a sunburnt nose. A circus baboon on the run. A rabbit with a ball in hand. A buffed-up, vengeful squirrel. These are some of the creatures brought to life by Santa Fe-based artist Geoffrey Gorman.…

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- Dec 11, 2014
Gorilla Tourism: Mountain Gorillas Up Close
Gorilla Tourism: Mountain Gorillas Up Close

by Sarah Abdelrahim

The mountain gorilla is classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. There are only two places to see the world’s remaining…

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- Jul 23, 2014
Critical Time for Elephants in the Wild
Critical Time for Elephants in the Wild

by Patty Shenker

In Africa, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for his/her ivory. A normal day in countries like Rwanda or Zimbabwe ends up with about 96 elephants killed, all illegally, as the international trade…

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- Jun 23, 2014
Bringing Light to the Darkness
Bringing Light to the Darkness

by Brad Nahill

In May 2013, young and ambitious conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval was abducted, beaten, and brutally murdered while protecting leatherback turtle nests on a beach on Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast. The…

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- Jun 03, 2014
Coyote Killing Contests: The Truth
Coyote Killing Contests: The Truth

by Georgia Woodroffe

Since Europeans first set foot on the American continent, war has been waged against predators, with bounties and other lethal programs put on their heads. But, when a predator is no longer a threat, when…

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- May 22, 2014
The Bison of Yellowstone National Park
The Bison of Yellowstone National Park

by Georgia Woodroffe

Yellowstone National Park is America’s oldest national park. It is also home to many large mammals, including elk, wolves, moose, bears and bison, the charismatic megafauna of the American West. But the…

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- May 06, 2014
Hunting in National Parks in Australia
Hunting in National Parks in Australia

by Anne Kreller

Like other former British colonies, Australia has been part of the long international movement to create national parks. The first in Australia was created in 1879, and by 1967, the NSW Government had…

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- Apr 14, 2014
In Predatory Light
In Predatory Light

by Zoe Krasney

The photography and text filling the pages of In Predatory Light: Lions and Tigers and Polar Bears haunt like the dissolving edges of a gripping dream. This new book by art and conservation power couple…

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- Mar 17, 2014
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

by Kathryn Pardo

Recently, thanks in part to the work of Voices for Biodiversity, monstrous, forest-chomping companies like Asia Pulp and Paper and their relatives in the palm oil industry, Golden Agri Resources, both…

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- Feb 03, 2014
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

by Lysander Christo

In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014
The Bones of Contention
The Bones of Contention

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In November, 2013, photographer and poet Cyril Christo traveled to Colorado with his family to watch the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demolish six tons of illegal ivory in hopes of delivering a message…

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- Jan 13, 2014