Voices for Biodiversity

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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

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- Sep 05, 2018
Book Review: Continental Divide
Book Review: Continental Divide

by Vicky Ramakka

This could be a coffee table book. It’s large, with the dimensions of a three-ring binder. It’s fat, at 292 pages, and it’s full of pictures. But don’t let your dinner guests flip through it — the full-page…

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- Jul 18, 2018
Guarding Lions
Guarding Lions

by Georgia Woodroffe

Africa’s lion population has decreased by an estimated 50 percent in the last 50 years. Due to habitat loss, depletion of wild prey, poor livestock management and conflict with humans, it is believed that…

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- Jul 04, 2018
Look, Whales!
Look, Whales!

by Elke Duerr

The whales had been calling me for years. I could hear their song all the way from the desert. When I finally made it to a high point off the Pacific Coast, I felt relieved to have heeded their call. I…

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- Jun 27, 2018
Sunny Day Flooding
Sunny Day Flooding

by Melissa Papp

Flooding and storm surges are dangerous threats that became all too real for the entire state of Florida when Hurricane Irma struck on September 10, 2017. Living on the west coast of Florida, I was frantically…

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- Jun 20, 2018
Fighting for Survival: Lifting Up Indigenous Voices
Fighting for Survival: Lifting Up Indigenous Voices

by Sarah Abdelrahim

Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in protecting and advocating for global biodiversity. According to the United Nations, there are 370 million Indigenous peoples around the world — almost 5 percent…

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- Jun 13, 2018
Stolen Lives: Meeting Rescued Primates in Vietnam
Stolen Lives: Meeting Rescued Primates in Vietnam

by Caroline Jeffery

Despite protective laws, thousands of primates are taken from the wild every day. They are then illegally sold for the exotic pet trade or roadside tourism. And because they are no longer getting the correct…

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- Jun 06, 2018
Terralingua and Biocultural Diversity
Terralingua and Biocultural Diversity

by Nejma Belarbi

Terralingua is an international nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and sustaining the biocultural diversity of life, which is the diversity of life in nature, culture and languages. All three…

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- May 30, 2018