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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
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 Johnson

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