Voices for Biodiversity

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The Long Run
The Long Run

by Georgia Woodroffe

The Long Run is a nonprofit organization that supports a global community of nature-based tourism destinations committed to achieving the highest level of sustainable business practice.

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- Mar 16, 2018
In the Wake of Dolphins
In the Wake of Dolphins

by Debra Denker

The pod of five dolphins gracefully, effortlessly, swims past me, perhaps a dolphin-length away. Entranced, I simply follow. Dolphins swim with powerful vertical thrusts of their tails, and for a few moments…

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- Mar 14, 2018
Giraffes Await the World's Protection
Giraffes Await the World's Protection

by Rina Herzl

Picture an animal enrobed in a fiery, jigsaw-patterned coat, a creature of such majestic height that it towers amongst the trees. As your eyes make their way up its long neck that appears to defy gravity,…

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- Mar 07, 2018
My Life for the Land
My Life for the Land

by Kiliii Yuyan

In April 2017, Saira Ka’apor was found stabbed to death in a logging town in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Saira was a member of the Ka’apor Forest Guard, an Indigenous group that patrols their territory…

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- Feb 21, 2018
Learning about Conservation in Rwanda
Learning about Conservation in Rwanda

by Niyonkuru (Chris) Benjamin

Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills, and many of those hills are found in designated protected areas or parks. Among the forests, each area has unique animals, including mountain gorillas,…

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- Feb 15, 2018
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking

by Danielle Vilaplana

Winter came early to Colorado and people were leaving the backcountry with the first snow. Only the hikers remained, adding to the animal tracks thatfollowed the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

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- Jan 31, 2018
An Interview with Senator Mike Phillips
An Interview with Senator Mike Phillips

by Kira Johnson

One of the most conservation-minded politicians currently serving in the United States is a Democratic state senator from Montana, Mike Phillips.

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- Jan 24, 2018
An Interview with Frans de Waal
An Interview with Frans de Waal

by John Richardson

In November 2017, world-renowned primatologist, ethologist and author of numerous books Frans de Waal was interviewed by John Richardson, the founding Executive Director of the Blackstone Ranch Institute.

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- Jan 03, 2018
Befriending the Wild Ones
Befriending the Wild Ones

by C.A. Linklater

Looking through the truck window into a vivid cold winter scene in the subarctic forest of the 1970s Yukon Territory, I was struck by the temerity of the animals that lived and even thrived in such an…

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- Dec 27, 2017
Q and A with Daniel Hudon
Q and A with Daniel Hudon

by Kira Johnson

I used to be involved in a team-taught course at Boston University called Biodiversity: Causes and Consequences. I gave two lectures: one on the fossil evidence of biodiversity and another on the history…

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- Dec 22, 2017
Book Review: Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals
Book Review: Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals

by Erika Zambello, Kira Johnson

As individuals who work in the environmental field and whose hobbies involve being outdoors, we had heard of some of the extinct species featured in Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals by Daniel Hudon before…

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- Dec 20, 2017
Conservación de Aves en los Bosques Andinos de Colombia
Conservación de Aves en los Bosques Andinos de Colombia

by Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela

Me despierto a las 4:30 de la madrugada en mi tienda de campaña y salgo a admirar el bosque oscuro y cubierto de nubes. Me reúno con mi equipo local para entrar en calor y discutir nuestro plan de acción.

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- Dec 15, 2017