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The Whales of Husavik, Iceland
The Whales of Husavik, Iceland

by Erika Reiter

There is a small town in northern Iceland that describes itself as Europe’s best whale-watching destination. I traveled there in August 2016 to conduct research for my master’s thesis — I wanted to interview…

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- Dec 06, 2017
The Mighty Giraffe
The Mighty Giraffe

by Lysander Christo

Silent steps of evolution, highest height of all the world. Of all the world a graceful trot, so fast, yet so slow through the savannah, where the elephants trumpet and blow.

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- Nov 29, 2017
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
Scottish Wildcats: The Endangered Feline of Britain
Scottish Wildcats: The Endangered Feline of Britain

by Georgia Woodroffe

The “British Tiger,” with dense fur and bewitching eyes, is at the heart of many British folk stories and traditions. Hundreds of years ago their ferocity, untamable nature, and haunting mating calls infiltrated…

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- Nov 08, 2017
Everyday Extinction: Q&A with Sean Gallagher
Everyday Extinction: Q&A with Sean Gallagher

by Kira Johnson

As extinction quietly steals earth’s species, photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher is tapping into the popularity of social media to bring global attention to the crisis.

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- Nov 02, 2017
Birdwatching: A Growing Industry in Post-Conflict Colombia
Birdwatching: A Growing Industry in Post-Conflict Colombia

by Erika Zambello

In November 2016, Colombia’s congress approved a historic peace deal after a 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). For decades, the presence of armed groups prevented…

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- Oct 22, 2017
Time to BioBlitz
Time to BioBlitz

by Gemina Garland-Lewis

I’m standing in the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park, a light drizzle starting to come down on this late day in May. I’m surrounded by people who are absolutely enthralled by the various mosses,…

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- Oct 16, 2017
Wildfires and Wild Lives
Wildfires and Wild Lives

by Kira Johnson

On October 12, the human death toll in California’s deadliest wildfire in 80 years rose to thirty-one, with many more still reported missing. The tragedy is overwhelming. Viewing images of my home state…

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- Oct 13, 2017
2017 International Coastal Cleanup
2017 International Coastal Cleanup

by Erika Zambello

On Saturday, September 16, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from across the world headed to their coastal beaches and marshes to remove trash and marine debris as part of the 2017 International Coastal…

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- Sep 29, 2017
Bobcats in the Hood
Bobcats in the Hood

by Debra Denker

As I open my garden gate on an uncharacteristically sultry Southwest summer afternoon, I hear a growl, a thump and then scrabbling in the Russian olive tree above me. I round the corner and come face to…

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- Sep 23, 2017
Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

by John Richardson

Many readers of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? written by renowned Dutch primatologist and ethologist Franz de Waal would be intrigued but perhaps not surprised to learn that chimpanzees…

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- Sep 12, 2017
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife

by Erika Zambello

In the United States, the news is currently dominated by storm stories, from Hurricane Harvey’s assault on Texas and Louisiana, to the incoming Hurricane Irma heading toward island nations, Puerto Rico,…

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- Sep 07, 2017