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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
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
Can Citizen Science Save Us?

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Voices for Biodiversity’s Advisory Board Member Mary Ellen Hannibal took the TEDx Stanford stage to discuss her journey towards becoming a citizen scientist, and how this discipline could save the world.

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- Jun 20, 2017
Letter from the President

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It has been almost eight years since the conservation-media magazine Voices for Biodiversity was born. The changes that have occurred over these years, both for the world and for Voices for Biodiversity,…

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- Jan 26, 2017
I Dream of Bison

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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
Brake for Snakes

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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
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy

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The Malay word orangutan translates as “person of the forest,” and the orangutans that once thrived in the wooded areas of the rainforest in Sumatra and Borneo have reached record low population levels.…

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- Dec 09, 2015
In Predatory Light

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The photography and text filling the pages of In Predatory Light: Lions and Tigers and Polar Bears haunt like the dissolving edges of a gripping dream. This new book by art and conservation power couple…

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- Mar 17, 2014
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

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In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014
Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4

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The upcoming International March for Elephants will be held October 4, 2013, across three continents and 13 cities, from Melbourne to Rome, from Cape Town to New York, and is inspired by the David Sheldrick…

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- Aug 26, 2013
Of Palm Oil and Extinction

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You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus…

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- Jul 30, 2013