Voices for Biodiversity

Youth

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
Overnight in the Cederberg
Overnight in the Cederberg

by Samuel Strand

Samuel Strand, 12 years old, grew up in South Africa, surrounded by the beauty and wildness of this open, diverse country. He spends his free time venturing out into the wilderness, exploring the mountains…

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- May 12, 2013
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

by Nezam Ardalan

The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and…

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- Mar 19, 2013
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights

by Kathryn Pardo

Dating. Homework. High school dances. Where to go to college? Life for many teenagers is already full of the challenges of growing up. But at 15 years old, mountaineer Jordan Romero is taking “up” to a…

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- Jan 21, 2013
Children's Book Author Crusades for Tibetan Wildlife
Children's Book Author Crusades for Tibetan Wildlife

by Lauren Neville

Author Naomi Rose talks with Izilwane about her new children’s book, Where Snow Leopard Prowls, Tibet’s rare wildlife, and the importance of protecting Tibet’s fragile ecosystems.

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- Nov 05, 2012
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project

by Catherine Meyer

Through the Taos Youth Art and Biodiversity Project, Izilwane hoped to educate young children about conservation by connecting the human animal to the natural world. With simple, grassroots publicity,…

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- Jul 17, 2012
Seeds of Light
Seeds of Light

by Becky Harmon

The Greater Timbavati Region of South Africa encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in the world and is home to the rare white lion and other species that occur nowhere else. For more than a decade,…

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- Jan 23, 2012