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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
Warrior Princess, A Warning

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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
Films for Kids: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

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Formed in 1993 in Eugene, Oregon, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) states its mission as using “the power of the law to defend and protect the American West’s treasured landscapes, iconic wildlife…

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- Sep 16, 2013
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Taos, NM

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The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) produces an annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which travels from venue to venue each year. One place it comes to is the little town of Taos, New Mexico, home…

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- Jul 02, 2013
Brilliant Baboons Screened at Taos Shortz Film Festival

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For the second year in a row, Izilwane—Voices for Biodiversity had one of its films accepted by the Taos Shortz Film Festival, a growing film festival that focuses specifically on films shorter than 28…

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- Apr 22, 2013
The Four Furies of the Southwest

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President of Voices for Biodiversity, Dr. Tara Lumpkin, sits down with author William de Buys to talk about the four greatest threats to the fragile Southwestern ecosystems. How are the recent fires in…

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- Sep 03, 2012
The Power of Pets

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National Capital Therapy Dogs Inc. is a non-profit, completely volunteer organization that specializes in providing animal therapy to patients in locations such as health facilities, schools, shelters…

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- May 07, 2012
Bird Calls

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Bird song, I discovered, is different in southern Africa from anywhere else that I’ve traveled in the world -- louder, more melodic; an orchestra rather than a few musicians chirping. The meadow lark,…

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- Jun 06, 2011
The Human Animal and Biodiversity

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Tara Lumpkin explores how we can protect biodiversity by becoming aware of our "humanness" -- both good and bad -- and thus change our relationship to the environment and other species.

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- Feb 01, 2011