Voices for Biodiversity

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Bird Calls
Bird Calls

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

Bird song, I discovered, is different in southern Africa from anywhere else that I’ve traveled in the world -- louder, more melodic; an orchestra rather than a few musicians chirping. The meadow lark,…

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- Jun 06, 2011
Broken, An interview with author Lisa Jones
Broken, An interview with author Lisa Jones

by Greg Stahl

In her touching memoir, Broken: A Love Story, Lisa Jones explores not only the dichotomies of life – of suffering and redemption, death and life, development and poverty – but also, and perhaps more stirringly,…

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- May 30, 2011
Elephants in the Garden
Elephants in the Garden

by Daniel Long

Writer Daniel Long speaks to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa about the human-elephant conflict. Drought and shrinking habitat have pushed elephants onto much of the same land that communities use for food…

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- May 03, 2011
Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Sanctuary

by John Michaloski

CHITWAN, NEPAL For three months, John Michaloski bathed, fed, and tended to elephants in Chitwan, Nepal, where he developed a relationship with an elephant named Sundar Kali. Here, John reflects on his…

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- Apr 21, 2011
Bonobo Handshake
Bonobo Handshake

by Kira Johnson

Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods’ chronicles experiences with bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn more about these fascinating primates in this captivating novel!

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- Apr 04, 2011
Monster of God
Monster of God

by Jami Wright

In Monster of God David Quammen, author of Song of the Dodo and a writer for National Geographic Magazine, takes his readers around the world and simultaneously delves into the human psyche probing the…

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- Mar 17, 2011
Vanishing of the Bees
Vanishing of the Bees

by Kira Johnson

One-third of the foods most humans eat are dependent on bees for pollination. Unfortunately, Colony Collapse Disorder is causing bee populations to decline at an alarming rate. Read more about this troubling…

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- Mar 02, 2011
The Human Animal and Biodiversity
The Human Animal and Biodiversity

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

Tara Lumpkin explores how we can protect biodiversity by becoming aware of our "humanness" -- both good and bad -- and thus change our relationship to the environment and other species.

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- Feb 01, 2011
The Sixth Great Extinction
The Sixth Great Extinction

by Kira Johnson

Six major extinction events are chronicled in Earth's geologic history. These events have occurred over the past 450 million years and typically span periods of tens of thousands of years. We are currently…

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- Dec 01, 2010
Michael Soulé, Grandfather of Conservation Biology
Michael Soulé, Grandfather of Conservation Biology

by Alexander Gilbert

Michael Soulé is considered by many to be the grandfather of conservation biology. He formed the Wildlands Project, now the Wildands Network, over a decade ago. A dozen vigorous, local ecosystem-conservation…

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- Dec 01, 2010
Lessons From Wolves
Lessons From Wolves

by Jami Wright

Anthropologist Jami Wright studied wolf reintroduction in Idaho by studying Idahoans. She found that many wolf complaints had more to do with people than the predator.

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- Oct 22, 2010
Falcon Watch
Falcon Watch

by Zoe Krasney

Writer Zoe Krasney meets with biologists at a site for the Pelegrine Fund’s Aplomado Falcon Release Program. While witnessing captivity-bred fledglings take flight, she examines the challenges of protecting…

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- Sep 30, 2010