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The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity
The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity

by Elliot Connor

Jane Goodall speaks of her dog Rusty as her greatest teacher; Gerald Durrell wrote of his dog Roger as his constant companion. Although I don’t have a dog, I do have a menagerie of other animals that inspire…

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- Jun 17, 2020
Red Wolves: Hanging in the Balance
Red Wolves: Hanging in the Balance

by Malee Baker Oot

Gravel crackles under my tires and horseflies ping off the windows as I slow to a stop beside a mound of black bear scat, near the northeastern edge of North Carolina’s 152,000-acre Alligator River National…

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- Apr 19, 2020
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”

by Joe Gray

Be you a beetle enthusiast who’s inseparable from your sweeping net, a petal-counting wildflower aficionado, or a lichen lover prone to presenting (with nose to the ground) their posterior anteriorly,…

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- Feb 27, 2020
Searching Forgotten Wetlands for the Mountain Chorus Frog
Searching Forgotten Wetlands for the Mountain Chorus Frog

by Wally Smith

Those three words are on my mind as I slosh around in a wetland behind the lodge at Virginia's Breaks Interstate Park. The pool isn't much, taking up no more than thirty square feet and its water only…

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- Nov 20, 2019
Livable Shorelines
Livable Shorelines

by Erika Zambello

Choctawhatchee Bay encompasses a large estuary along the Florida Panhandle, a watershed that stretches across Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties before extending into Alabama.

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- Oct 23, 2019
Bees, Balm and Biodiversity
Bees, Balm and Biodiversity

by Kira Johnson

Three years ago, beekeeper Moira O’Hanlon was taking care of her mom, who had advanced dementia. Her mother’s skin was in really bad shape but her doctors kept prescribing chemical-laden lotions that didn’t…

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- Oct 01, 2019
Saving Endangered Species: Behind the Scenes at CITES CoP18
Saving Endangered Species: Behind the Scenes at CITES CoP18

by Fred Bercovitch

Every three years, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP) meets to deliberate the best tactics to adopt for saving species…

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- Sep 18, 2019
Protecting the Arctic Refuge: Gwich’in People Defend the Sacred
Protecting the Arctic Refuge: Gwich’in People Defend the Sacred

by Debra Denker

It’s obvious that something is very wrong with the land before our plane even lands in Fort Yukon, Alaska, known to its indigenous Gwich’in inhabitants as Gwich’in Zhee.

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- Aug 07, 2019
Bear and Woman on Bicycle
Bear and Woman on Bicycle

by Elke Duerr

Riding my bike on a dirt road in Montana, I was being mindful of the original inhabitants of this relatively intact stretch of forest. I pedaled slowly, taking in the energy and beauty of the land.

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- Jul 17, 2019
For the Love of Chimpanzees
For the Love of Chimpanzees

by Paula Pebsworth

Chimpanzees live primarily in large intact forests dotted across Equatorial Africa and, out of all other animal species, are considered our closest living relatives.

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- Jul 14, 2019
Restoring Habitat in Indonesian Borneo
Restoring Habitat in Indonesian Borneo

by Farquhar Stirling

Farquhar Stirling is a retired corporate executive who lives in Indonesia. He is also a volunteer with the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF), an NGO working in habitat restoration in Kalimantan…

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- Jul 03, 2019
Leave Murder to a Flock of Crows
Leave Murder to a Flock of Crows

by Jacquelyn VanEyll

It was a warm summer day on an island off the east coast of Florida. Fishing was not only part of some people’s livelihood, but a picturesque part of the culture in the small town where I lived. Everyone…

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- Jun 05, 2019