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A Maasai Perspective: Salaton Ole Ntutu
A Maasai Perspective: Salaton Ole Ntutu

by Sarah Abdelrahim

Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu lives in Kenya, where he runs a tourist camp and cultural center. Last year, Salaton visited the United States for a month to fundraise and raise awareness about his camp. During…

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- May 28, 2015
Forecasting a Future for Cheetahs
Forecasting a Future for Cheetahs

by Sarah Abdelrahim

Ecoreporter Sarah Abdelrahim interviews Dr. Laurie Marker of the nonprofit, A Future for Cheetahs, to gain insight on the global cheetah population, the key drivers in their decline, and recent successes…

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- May 11, 2015
One More Generation
One More Generation

by Emily Baumbach

Carter, age 14 and Olivia, age 12, became interested in environmental conservation when their aunt expressed her concern about declining cheetah populations. As a result, Carter and Olivia decided to begin…

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- Mar 23, 2015
It's Not Easy Being Clean
It's Not Easy Being Clean

by Terence Hyland

Renewable energy provides an abundance of benefits: few carbon dioxide emissions, improved air quality, and the economic promise of new jobs. But even the most well-intentioned technologies can have unintended…

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- Mar 22, 2015
The Crow that Knows Us
The Crow that Knows Us

by Jennifer Calkins

The American crows in my Seattle neighborhood recognize me. I know this because they follow me, call when they see me, and peer at me through my window. They know me, because I have fed them before. They…

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- Mar 07, 2015
The Economic Value of Nature
The Economic Value of Nature

by Massimiliano Morelli

In recent years there has been an effort to determine the economic value of nature by national governments and international committees. Although this utilitarian view applied to the complexity of nature…

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- Feb 01, 2015
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

by Emily Baumbach

During four to six weeks from the beginning of March and into mid-April, nearly half a million Sandhill Cranes, roughly 80% of the world population, arrive in south-central Nebraska.

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- Jan 26, 2015
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