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40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act
40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

by Merri Collins

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service recognized the 40th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

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- May 24, 2012
How to Cook a Crocodile
How to Cook a Crocodile

by Catherine Meyer

Part exotic cookbook, part touching memoir, How to Cook a Crocodile blends local recipes and stunning storytelling to create a uniquely African memoir. Bonnie Lee Black weaves beautiful tales from her…

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- May 21, 2012
Allergies and Asthma Could be Related to Biodiversity Loss
Allergies and Asthma Could be Related to Biodiversity Loss

by Lillian Steenblik Hwang

A recent Finnish research study suggests that a decline in biodiversity in the plants, animals and microbes in our daily environment may be linked to rising rates of allergies and asthma.

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- May 19, 2012
Rat Island
Rat Island

by Julia Osterman

The battles of island conservation come to life in Will Stolzenburg’s riveting tale. He recounts the efforts of determined conservationists to bring scores of wildlife back from the brink of extinction…

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- May 14, 2012
The Power of Pets
The Power of Pets

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

National Capital Therapy Dogs Inc. is a non-profit, completely volunteer organization that specializes in providing animal therapy to patients in locations such as health facilities, schools, shelters…

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- May 07, 2012
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis

by Danielle Vilaplana

Loss of biodiversity and cultural diversity are inextricably linked in a developing world. While genocide is widely condemned, ethnocide – the complete destruction of entire cultures – is tacitly accepted…

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- May 07, 2012
Q&A with Luke Dollar
Q&A with Luke Dollar

by Julia Osterman

Luke Dollar, a conservation biologist whose work on the fossa in Madagascar has revealed much about an otherwise esoteric species, speaks about the importance of involving people in conservation, his research…

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- Apr 30, 2012
Searching for the Fossa
Searching for the Fossa

by Julia Osterman

Voices for Biodiversity’s Julia Osterman takes readers on a journey to the mysterious island of Madagascar, where she spent time researching the rare fossa, the largest native predator on the island. Julia…

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- Apr 16, 2012
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg

by Julia Osterman

Julia Osterman speaks with conservationist and author Will Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were and the recently published Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife…

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- Apr 08, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part Three: We’re Still Here
Belonging to the Land, Part Three: We’re Still Here

by Zoe Krasney

Legal battles among Hopi, Navajo, government and private organizations over fragile natural resources now threaten to completely destroy the traditions of many people still living on the land near Black…

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- Apr 02, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part Two: Big Mountain
Belonging to the Land, Part Two: Big Mountain

by Zoe Krasney

For hundreds of years, the Navajo and Hopi thrived in the high, arid deserts of Arizona. Throughout recent history, these people have faced numerous assaults on their ways of life: war, forced relocation,…

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- Mar 26, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part One: The Elders of Black Mesa
Belonging to the Land, Part One: The Elders of Black Mesa

by Zoe Krasney

For decades, the struggle over traditional lands on the Navajo and Hopi reservations has unfolded, steeped in history, myth, prophecy and the inevitability of greed – indigenous peoples set against each…

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- Mar 19, 2012