Voices for Biodiversity

Impressions

Life as a Scientific Illustrator
Life as a Scientific Illustrator

by Laurel Mundy

I grew up drawing animals. Birds, bugs, whales, my cat, anything you can think of, including animals that didn’t exist. My best friend and I would sit for hours doing nothing else.

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- May 18, 2017
In Search of a Common Wilderness
In Search of a Common Wilderness

by Dan Hawkins

On the morning of January 19, 2017, I found myself in the Tararua Mountains on New Zealand’s North Island, in a gale. I had been in New Zealand for two months as part of a four-month hiking traverse of…

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- May 16, 2017
Living the Science: Place-Based Education as a Model for Scientific Learning
Living the Science: Place-Based Education as a Model for Scientific Learning

by Jacqueline Gerson

“Dip your hand in the water!” I yelled over the crash of whitewater, and then a few seconds later, “Now try it again!”

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- Apr 20, 2017
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
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps

by Anne Silver

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- Mar 20, 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
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
Learning to be a Naturalist at Hubbard Brook
Learning to be a Naturalist at Hubbard Brook

by Torrin Hallett

Having just completed my third year as a music composition, horn performance and mathematics student at Oberlin College and Conservatory, I left my tiny dorm room and musician friends in Ohio to spend…

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- Oct 10, 2016
The Specter of Lionfish: Coping with an Invasive Species
The Specter of Lionfish: Coping with an Invasive Species

by Erika Zambello

The sun shone down on me as I set up my booth at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day in Pensacola, Florida. Though I was there to talk about the Emerald Coast’s artificial reef and Gulf to Table program,…

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- Jun 08, 2016
Brake for Snakes
Brake for Snakes

by Nicolette Cagle

I remember being out on the wet prairie one morning. The rock-gray clouds hovered low overhead, slowly parting to expose some blue-sky freedom. A recent rain shower had left muddy puddles in the gravel…

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- May 16, 2016
The Matter of Life and Death
The Matter of Life and Death

by Kathleen Brennan

As a lifelong photographer and multi-disciplinary artist, I am repeatedly drawn to the harsh beauty of the elemental transformations that occur in our everyday lives. I have photographed birth, death,…

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- Feb 10, 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