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The Extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger
The Extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger

by George Stevens

The last known wild Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) was shot in 1930, and the last thylacine in captivity died six years later in the Hobart Zoo. The Tasmanian tiger was officially declared extinct in 1986,…

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- Jun 21, 2012
The Crucifix Moment: Slaughter of Innocence
The Crucifix Moment: Slaughter of Innocence

by Zoe Krasney

Photographers Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson talk with Izilwane about their new film Lysander’s Song, the slaughter of elephants throughout Africa, and how the survival of the elephant and the innocence…

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- Jun 18, 2012
Saving the Ghosts of the Forest
Saving the Ghosts of the Forest

by Merri Collins

The silky sifaka is a rare species of white lemur, known in Madagascar as the “ghost of the forest”, for its ability to evade the human eye by swinging swiftly through the tree tops. Silkies are one of…

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- Jun 15, 2012
Climate Change – Why It Disproportionately Affects Women
Climate Change – Why It Disproportionately Affects Women

by George Stevens

Everyone is affected by global climate change, but some are affected more than others. The poor fare worst of all, and most of the world’s impoverished people are women. According to UNECA, 70% of the…

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- Jun 14, 2012
The Delicate Balance of Species Dependence
The Delicate Balance of Species Dependence

by Kathryn Dixon

What do horseshoe crabs, and red knots have in common? Survival. Two different, but vital, annual migrations bring these animals together every year. Both are fighting to survive.

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- Jun 13, 2012
Call of Life
Call of Life

by Kira Johnson

The biodiversity crisis currently unfolding on planet Earth may pose serious implications for the human race, yet solutions for this crisis seem dishearteningly few. Call of Life, an exceptional documentary…

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- Jun 11, 2012
Do you know the Pudú?
Do you know the Pudú?

by Merri Collins

Pudú are the world’s smallest deer species, found in the temperate forests of South America. Like other deer, pudú eat foliage, shoots, twigs, bark, buds, fruit and seeds.

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- Jun 08, 2012
Preservation of Wild Places May Help Protect Human Health
Preservation of Wild Places May Help Protect Human Health

by Kathryn Dixon

In eco-immunology, a young new field of scientific research, the main goal of researchers is to understand how the spread of disease in wildlife is exacerbated by human and environmental elements (like…

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- Jun 06, 2012
A Great Aridness
A Great Aridness

by John Richardson

In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out.

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- Jun 04, 2012
Isle of Lewis: Wind Farm or Bird Sanctuary
Isle of Lewis: Wind Farm or Bird Sanctuary

by Michael Warren

According to a new article published by the BBC, such is the case on the Isle of Lewis. Located in Scotland, Lewis currently boasts to have one of the highest eagle population densities in Europe.

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- Jun 04, 2012
English county creates otter underpass
English county creates otter underpass

by Merri Collins

Earlier this year officials in Hereforshire County, located in the West Midlands area of England, built an underground passage to help lead otters to the other side of Road A438 safely. Otters crossing…

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- Jun 01, 2012
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

by Bonnie Lee Black

Alexandra Fuller’s new book details the experiences of her mother, “Nicola Fuller of Central Africa,” an honest, loving portrait of a courageous and enchantingly eccentric woman who fell in love with Africa…

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- May 28, 2012