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Changing Fishing Practices in Mauritius: A Success Story
Changing Fishing Practices in Mauritius: A Success Story

by Vanina Harel

Small island developing states around the world are the first to suffer the consequences of climate change, rapid population growth and unsustainable economic pressures. These problems can negatively affect…

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- Apr 17, 2017
Florida's Manatee - No Longer an Endangered Species
Florida's Manatee - No Longer an Endangered Species

by Maddie Southard

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) just reclassified one of Florida’s most iconic endangered wildlife species to “threatened” status. This controversial decision was made despite the fact that…

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- Apr 11, 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
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
Conservation Partnerships Protect Species at Eglin Air Force Base
Conservation Partnerships Protect Species at Eglin Air Force Base

by Erika Zambello

Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB) on the Florida Panhandle does more than fulfill its military mission. In its over 700 square miles of territory, base staff and federal agents oversee the management of…

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- Nov 05, 2016
Reduce, Reuse and ... Power Up
Reduce, Reuse and ... Power Up

by Terence Hyland

Perspective can dictate what we see. A visitor to Guam or Easter Island may see sandy beaches or breathtaking seascapes, but a local may see an endless tide carrying plastic bottle caps and spent fishing…

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- Aug 22, 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
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
Heaven's Falling: V4B's New Signature Video
Heaven's Falling: V4B's New Signature Video

by Kimberley R. Williams

We are excited to present a new signature video that V4B will be using, titled “Heaven’s Falling".

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- Feb 02, 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
Zoos: Confinement or Conservation?
Zoos: Confinement or Conservation?

by Nathan Woosley

Four years ago, I was living with a couple of friends in Shenyang, Northeast China. We spent a lot of our time exploring old ruins, knockoff shops and other tourist traps throughout the industrial city.…

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- Dec 06, 2015