Voices for Biodiversity

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Protecting the World’s Giraffes
Protecting the World’s Giraffes

by Fred Bercovitch

When I was hired to head the San Diego Zoo’s Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species (CRES) Division of Behavior about 20 years ago, my initial research focused on koalas, African wild dogs and giraffes.

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- May 16, 2019
Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas
Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas

by Sean Butler, Will Falk

On December 18, 2018, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Wild Fish Conservancy threatenedthe Trump administration with a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for allowing salmon fisheries…

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- Apr 03, 2019
Wildlife in Civilization’s Image: A Review of Inanimate
Wildlife in Civilization’s Image: A Review of Inanimate

by Zoe Krasney

The book Inanimate: A Field Guide to Wild Animals in Civilization was born from a dead bear on the side of the road in Eastern Pennsylvania. After stopping to check on the animal, authors Dan and Ellen…

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- Feb 22, 2019
Donald Trump Is an Animal
Donald Trump Is an Animal

by Fred Bercovitch

How do we know this? Because he is a person! When the president lambasts violent criminal gangs and immigrants by proclaiming “These aren’t people. They are animals,” he is displaying his ignorance of…

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- Feb 06, 2019
Private Lands Protecting Species
Private Lands Protecting Species

by Kira Sadler

In January of 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Phillips, a brilliant restoration ecologist, the Founder and Director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) and a state representative…

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- Jan 02, 2019
Letter to Leviathan
Letter to Leviathan

by Cyril Christo

He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.

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- Dec 05, 2018
The Worlds Within Us
The Worlds Within Us

by Andrew Flachs, Joseph Orkin

Biodiversity builds resilient ecosystems. While our imaginations are stirred by charismatic animals and plants, who help attach a face to conservation and ground our attention, they only make up a fraction…

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- Nov 21, 2018
Love of the Wild Ones
Love of the Wild Ones

by Elke Duerr

I have set up my tent at the wonderful backpacker campground right by the water. The air is still and aside from birds chirping and the faint noise of a plane engine, there is silence all around me.

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- Nov 07, 2018
A World Without Elephants
A World Without Elephants

by Zoe Krasney

As I write this, I just learned about the horror of 87 elephants slaughtered for their ivory in Botswana in early September.

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- Oct 17, 2018
A Sapphire in the Rough
A Sapphire in the Rough

by Joe Gray

It is early June 2018, and I am kneeling down with my face just inches from the short herb layer that makes up the rough along the border of a golf course. The course is that of Royston Golf Club in Hertfordshire,…

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- Oct 03, 2018
F. Malby-Anthony’s Memoir of Conservation and Inspiration
F. Malby-Anthony’s Memoir of Conservation and Inspiration

by Georgia Woodroffe

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- Sep 19, 2018
How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River
How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

by Will Falk

When I joined Colorado River Ecosystem v. Colorado, the first-ever federal lawsuit to seek personhood and the rights of nature for a major ecosystem, my intentions were not completely sincere. The truth…

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- Sep 05, 2018