Voices for Biodiversity

Youth

The Mighty Giraffe
The Mighty Giraffe

by Lysander Christo

Silent steps of evolution, highest height of all the world. Of all the world a graceful trot, so fast, yet so slow through the savannah, where the elephants trumpet and blow.

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- Nov 29, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant
Meeting with an Elephant

by Lysander Christo

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
Biodiversity Questions in School Gardens
Biodiversity Questions in School Gardens

by Erika Hansen

Find a bug (and draw it). Find plants that are ingredients in pizza sauce; in toothpaste; in salsa. Find two living and two nonliving things.

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- Jul 31, 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
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen

by Madison Toonder

Oysters are bivalve mollusks that provide shelter and food for a variety of organisms, all while improving water clarity and quality through filtration. Oyster reefs formed by aggregations of shells are…

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- Mar 29, 2017
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look

by Alfred Mepukori

My amazing trip all began when the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a global search for 34 international conservationists aged 18 to 25 to attend the first-ever Youth Forum for People…

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- Mar 06, 2017
Learning at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
Learning at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

by Paul Arthur

“I can’t believe I held a snake!” “The longleaf pine trees are awesome.” “I can’t wait to come back!”

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- Jun 22, 2016
Children and Scaly Mammals
Children and Scaly Mammals

by Jennifer Calkins

When I first started working on an article for World Pangolin Day (which takes place every third Saturday of February), I did not realize how few people even knew pangolins existed. As an evolutionary…

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- Apr 24, 2016
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy

by Emily Baumbach

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
One More Generation
One More Generation

by Emily Baumbach

Carter, age 14 and Olivia, age 12, became interested in environmental conservation when their aunt expressed her concern about declining cheetah populations. As a result, Carter and Olivia decided to begin…

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- Mar 23, 2015
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

by Emily Baumbach

During four to six weeks from the beginning of March and into mid-April, nearly half a million Sandhill Cranes, roughly 80% of the world population, arrive in south-central Nebraska.

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- Jan 26, 2015
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

by Lysander Christo

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