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Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit
Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit

by Beth Kelley

At Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, researcher Beth Kelley studies humans interacting with gorillas. Her studies tell us much about ourselves as primates, as well as illustrating what interests us about other…

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- Aug 31, 2011
Inspiring Young People to Care about the Environment
Inspiring Young People to Care about the Environment

by Jack Chapman

What does it take to get today's young people excited about environmental conservation? I believe that hands-on work in a natural or outdoor setting gives them real-world experiences that boost their interest…

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- Aug 31, 2011
Ecosystem Services: A Solution to Extinction
Ecosystem Services: A Solution to Extinction

by Altaire Cambata

Here is the theory: by assessing the true monetary value that plants, animals, and ecosystems hold for the health of humankind, policy-makers are more likely to respond to their rapid degradation.

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- Aug 26, 2011
Q&A with Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer
Q&A with Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer

by Julia Osterman

Voices for Biodiversity catches up with author and conservationist Lawrence Anthony to learn more about his two books and third upcoming book. In the process, Anthony talks about the power of animals to…

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- Jul 25, 2011
The Elephant Whisperer
The Elephant Whisperer

by Julia Osterman

Journey into the South African bush in Lawrence Anthony’s The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild. This touching narrative, which delves into the transformational relationship…

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- Jul 25, 2011
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice

by Altaire Cambata

Ethnobotonist and author Mark Plotkin delves into the world of traditional medicinal knowledge and the mysteries of Amazonian biology, culture and spirituality. Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice is a plea…

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- Jul 06, 2011
Those Dammed Salmon
Those Dammed Salmon

by Greg Stahl

For thousands of years, salmon have been the beating heart of Idaho. They have fed families, boosted the economy, challenged determined anglers, nourished the bodies and spirits of Native Americans, and…

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- Jun 29, 2011
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