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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
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
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
The Whales of Husavik, Iceland

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There is a small town in northern Iceland that describes itself as Europe’s best whale-watching destination. I traveled there in August 2016 to conduct research for my master’s thesis — I wanted to interview…

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- Dec 06, 2017
Scottish Wildcats: The Endangered Feline of Britain

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The “British Tiger,” with dense fur and bewitching eyes, is at the heart of many British folk stories and traditions. Hundreds of years ago their ferocity, untamable nature, and haunting mating calls infiltrated…

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- Nov 08, 2017
Everyday Extinction: Q&A with Sean Gallagher

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As extinction quietly steals earth’s species, photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher is tapping into the popularity of social media to bring global attention to the crisis.

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- Nov 01, 2017
Birdwatching: A Growing Industry in Post-Conflict Colombia

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In November 2016, Colombia’s congress approved a historic peace deal after a 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). For decades, the presence of armed groups prevented…

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- Oct 22, 2017
Time to BioBlitz

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I’m standing in the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park, a light drizzle starting to come down on this late day in May. I’m surrounded by people who are absolutely enthralled by the various mosses,…

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- Oct 16, 2017
Bobcats in the Hood

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As I open my garden gate on an uncharacteristically sultry Southwest summer afternoon, I hear a growl, a thump and then scrabbling in the Russian olive tree above me. I round the corner and come face to…

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- Sep 23, 2017
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife

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In the United States, the news is currently dominated by storm stories, from Hurricane Harvey’s assault on Texas and Louisiana, to the incoming Hurricane Irma heading toward island nations, Puerto Rico,…

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- Sep 06, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant

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In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.

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- Aug 27, 2017