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My Pantanal
My Pantanal

by Kathryn Pardo

In this simple yet stirring short film about life in the Pantanal, the big cat conservation organization Panthera reaches out to the people of Brazil in an attempt to discuss with them the importance of…

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- Mar 05, 2012
Venus Flytrap Poachers Arrested in North Carolina
Venus Flytrap Poachers Arrested in North Carolina

by Kathryn Pardo

RALEIGH, NC—Venus flytrap poaching may not seem like the most lucrative crime for those looking for an easy buck, but the uprooting of these plants to sell in roadside stands and markets is threatening…

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- Feb 15, 2012
Wolf Culling Enacted by Government
Wolf Culling Enacted by Government

by Kathryn Pardo

WASHINGTON, DC—The Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to implement aerial hunting of wolves this year, using federal funds to support the culling. The ultimate goal of this plan is not to effectively…

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- Feb 12, 2012
Seeds of Light
Seeds of Light

by Becky Harmon

The Greater Timbavati Region of South Africa encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in the world and is home to the rare white lion and other species that occur nowhere else. For more than a decade,…

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- Jan 23, 2012
Just Another Species
Just Another Species

by Narisa Bhanji

We humans like to think of ourselves as superior beings that have control over the fates of other species. We have given ourselves the power to define how the environment and other species around us live.

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- Jan 17, 2012
The Wayfinders
The Wayfinders

by Julia Osterman

Inside all technology-addicted Westerners is the capability to adapt to some of the world’s most desolate landscapes and to transcend their own worldviews to open their minds. Join author Wade Davis as…

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- Jan 09, 2012
The Global Impact of Climate Change
The Global Impact of Climate Change

by Altaire Cambata

What are the implications for indigenous or place-based cultures facing the imminent and gradually-destructive processes of climate change? There is a significant amount of literature that suggests the…

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- Jan 02, 2012
Human Planet
Human Planet

by Altaire Cambata

Human Planet, the eight-piece documentary by the BBC provides well-timed insight into increasingly diminishing indigenous ways of life. However, is stunning footage enough to communicate their messages…

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- Dec 12, 2011
Saving Big Cats: an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker
Saving Big Cats: an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker

by Altaire Cambata

Dr. Laurie Marker is the co-founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which helps protect these charismatic big cats worldwide. She helped develop international captive breeding…

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- Dec 05, 2011
CAT in WATER
CAT in WATER

by Morgan Heim

Two journalists grab cameras and head to the wilds of Thailand’s mangrove forests in search of an endangered cat with a special affinity for water.

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- Nov 28, 2011
Q&A with Spencer Wells, author of Pandora’s Seed
Q&A with Spencer Wells, author of Pandora’s Seed

by Julia Osterman

Izilwane interviews eminent population geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells to discuss his most recent book, Pandora’s Seed. He talks about the need to consider the long-term…

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- Nov 14, 2011
Universities Turn to Green Energy
Universities Turn to Green Energy

by Kathryn Pardo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At least seven colleges and universities now receive 100 percent of the electricity they use from green power sources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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- Nov 09, 2011