Voices for Biodiversity

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Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Franz de Waal
Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Franz de Waal

by John Richardson

Many readers of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? written by renowned Dutch primatologist and ethologist Franz de Waal would be intrigued but perhaps not surprised to learn that chimpanzees…

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- Sep 12, 2017
The Alternative of Real Ecology: A Review
The Alternative of Real Ecology: A Review

by Erika Zambello

Kveldulf Gunnar Larsson offers an important critique of the modern environmental movement and a stark assessment of what people are doing to the planet.

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- Aug 20, 2017
The Animals’ Agenda: An Important Look at Human Relationships with Other Animals
The Animals’ Agenda: An Important Look at Human Relationships with Other Animals

by Sarah Abdelrahim

Humans interact with other animals in a number of ways. When we think about other animals, we might think about our pet dogs, the squirrels we see in our backyards or the giraffes we visit at the zoo.…

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- May 07, 2017
The Last Unicorn: William deBuy's Search for the Elusive Saola
The Last Unicorn: William deBuy's Search for the Elusive Saola

by Zoe Krasney, Casey Johnson

The Last Unicorn taps into a primal human instinct — the search for pure and innocent beauty. This quest has captured our attention for hundreds of years, and is perhaps the reason unicorns are ubiquitous…

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- Nov 29, 2016
Peaceful Coexistence: Snow Leopards and Humans Share Pakistan’s Mountains
Peaceful Coexistence: Snow Leopards and Humans Share Pakistan’s Mountains

by Debra Denker

Confession: I am a lifelong lover of snow leopards. So, a couple of months ago, when I was sick of politics, I was happy to follow a Facebook-suggested link to Snow Leopard Trust. I eagerly read their…

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- Oct 04, 2016
Navigating Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Kalahari Desert
Navigating Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Kalahari Desert

by Jaime Gordon

In 1975, Hitchcock was one of several graduate students who traveled to the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana to undertake interdisciplinary anthropological research. When the group arrived in the northeastern…

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- Sep 03, 2016
An Interview with Wendee Nicole, Founder & Director of the Redemption Song Foundation
An Interview with Wendee Nicole, Founder & Director of the Redemption Song Foundation

by Georgia Woodroffe

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It is home to half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, several other primates, 400 species…

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- Jun 15, 2016
Warrior Princess, A Warning
Warrior Princess, A Warning

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

When Mindy Budgor, a prospective MBA student, decided to go to Kenya as a volunteer to build a school for the Maasai, she had no idea where this choice would ultimately lead her. As Mindy helped build…

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- Oct 01, 2015
Review of Warrior Princess
Review of Warrior Princess

by Sarah Abdelrahim

“Warrior Princess: My Quest to Become the First Female Maasai Warrior” was either adored or berated, depending on the audience. Women’s magazines loved the book. Others disliked it, claiming no white woman…

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- Sep 28, 2015
For the Wolves, For the Land
For the Wolves, For the Land

by Zoe Krasney

Eco-reporter Zoe Krasney recently interviewed filmmaker and photographer Elke Duerr after she founded the Web of Life Foundation (WOLF), which is devoted to education and outreach to communities in close…

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- Aug 08, 2015
Clean Stoves and Healthy Forests
Clean Stoves and Healthy Forests

by Georgia Woodroffe

Household Air Pollution (HAP) affects more than three billion people — almost half of the world’s population. The U.S.-based non-profit The Himalayan Stove Project, founded by George Basch, provides free,…

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- Jun 30, 2015
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

by Kevin McCarthy

Environmentalists are often motivated by the visceral – the prospect of a loved one being deprived of some glorious natural phenomenon, for example, or a haunting photograph that conveys the scale of destruction…

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- Jun 08, 2015