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Critical Time for Elephants in the Wild

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In Africa, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for his/her ivory. A normal day in countries like Rwanda or Zimbabwe ends up with about 96 elephants killed, all illegally, as the international trade…

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- Jun 23, 2014
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

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Recently, thanks in part to the work of Voices for Biodiversity, monstrous, forest-chomping companies like Asia Pulp and Paper and their relatives in the palm oil industry, Golden Agri Resources, both…

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- Feb 03, 2014
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
Old Man of the Forest

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Over the last several decades, human activity, including the development of palm oil plantations, has caused massive deforestation in the Borneo rainforest. More recently, the Malaysian government has…

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- Apr 15, 2013
Tiger Tourism: Can Travel Help Save These Big Cats?

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Tigers are one of the most charismatic and beautiful animals on earth. They are the world’s largest cat and can live across a wide range of habitats, from mountains to coastal wetlands. Most of the world’s…

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- Feb 20, 2013
Pathway Toward Soul: The Film Journey

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This film is my most challenging and the most critical, with the potential to transform the face of fur fashion, save the lives of countless animals around the world, awaken humanity on our planet, and…

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- Nov 19, 2012
From Bali: Nusa Penida

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There exists a solemn rite that every Balinese Hindu is expected to complete at least once during this lifetime. They must make a special pilgrimage to “Nusa Penida”, the black magic island, to visit a…

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- Oct 17, 2012
Bali’s Serenity

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This unique photo gallery celebrates the interdependence between Balinese subsistence communities and the landscape. While traveling through Bali in 2011, photographer Caroline Braker was inspired to capture…

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- Aug 27, 2012
Q&A with Sean Carnell of Tigers for Tigers

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George Stevens sits down with Sean Carnell, a Senior at Clemson University and President of Tigers for Tigers, an organization which is partnering with other universities to form the National Tiger Coalition.…

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- Aug 15, 2012
Saving the African Elephants

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2011 marked the worst year for elephant poaching and illegal ivory trading since the height of the trade in the 1980s, according to the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Following this…

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- Aug 05, 2012
A Winding Road: Population and Consumption in India

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In a world where the opulent often clashes with the impoverished, where modernity clashes with tradition, India has swept travelers off their feet by embracing both and the contradictions therein. Here,…

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- Jul 09, 2012
In Sri Lanka, Efforts to Save Earth’s Largest Animal

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Sri Lanka, an island located off the southern coast of India, has been called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” due to its rich culture, tropical forests, diverse landscapes and abundant biodiversity. The…

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- Jul 03, 2012