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Learning about Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills, and many of those hills are found in designated protected areas or parks. Among the forests, each area has unique animals, including mountain gorillas,…

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- Feb 14, 2018
Do You See What I See?

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Susie Fiore founded the Field Institute of Taos (FIT) in 1996, blending her background in archaeology and her experience as a youth ski instructor to create an organization that provides local children…

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- Feb 07, 2018
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking

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Winter came early to Colorado and people were leaving the backcountry with the first snow. Only the hikers remained, adding to the animal tracks thatfollowed the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

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- Jan 31, 2018
An Interview with Senator Mike Phillips

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One of the most conservation-minded politicians currently serving in the United States is a Democratic state senator from Montana, Mike Phillips.

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- Jan 24, 2018
Nature in the Camp

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Many Syrian refugees, fleeing the war in their home country, are living in Kawergosk Camp near the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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- Jan 17, 2018
Ice Storm

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Visiting my father’s house, one year to the day after his death, I awoke to a world of ice.

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- Jan 10, 2018
An Interview with Frans de Waal

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In November 2017, world-renowned primatologist, ethologist and author of numerous books Frans de Waal was interviewed by John Richardson, the founding Executive Director of the Blackstone Ranch Institute.

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- Jan 03, 2018
Befriending the Wild Ones

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Looking through the truck window into a vivid cold winter scene in the subarctic forest of the 1970s Yukon Territory, I was struck by the temerity of the animals that lived and even thrived in such an…

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- Dec 27, 2017
Q and A with Daniel Hudon

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I used to be involved in a team-taught course at Boston University called Biodiversity: Causes and Consequences. I gave two lectures: one on the fossil evidence of biodiversity and another on the history…

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- Dec 21, 2017
Book Review: Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals

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As individuals who work in the environmental field and whose hobbies involve being outdoors, we had heard of some of the extinct species featured in Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals by Daniel Hudon before…

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- Dec 20, 2017
Conservación de aves en los bosques andinos de Colombia

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Me despierto a las 4:30 de la madrugada en mi tienda de campaña y salgo a admirar el bosque oscuro y cubierto de nubes. Me reúno con mi equipo local para entrar en calor y discutir nuestro plan de acción.

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- Dec 15, 2017
Things We Don’t See in the Woods

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I began my photographic journey around the age of 14, when my parents gave me a 120 Yashika camera. I was fascinated to see the upside-down image on the ground glass, and even more astounded when the prints…

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- Dec 13, 2017