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Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas

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On December 18, 2018, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Wild Fish Conservancy threatenedthe Trump administration with a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for allowing salmon fisheries…

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- Apr 03, 2019
Wildlife in Civilization’s Image: A Review of Inanimate

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The book Inanimate: A Field Guide to Wild Animals in Civilization was born from a dead bear on the side of the road in Eastern Pennsylvania. After stopping to check on the animal, authors Dan and Ellen…

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- Feb 22, 2019
Donald Trump Is an Animal

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How do we know this? Because he is a person! When the president lambasts violent criminal gangs and immigrants by proclaiming “These aren’t people. They are animals,” he is displaying his ignorance of…

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- Feb 06, 2019
Brave Friends and River Otters

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The warm New Mexico sun was beating down on us as we hiked along the bright green, grassy banks of the Rio Grande and scrambled over giant jet-black volcanic rocks. We were within a few minutes of our…

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- Jan 23, 2019
Private Lands Protecting Species

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In January of 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Phillips, a brilliant restoration ecologist, the Founder and Director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) and a state representative…

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- Jan 02, 2019
Letter to Leviathan

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He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.

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- Dec 05, 2018
The Worlds Within Us

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Biodiversity builds resilient ecosystems. While our imaginations are stirred by charismatic animals and plants, who help attach a face to conservation and ground our attention, they only make up a fraction…

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- Nov 21, 2018
Love of the Wild Ones

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I have set up my tent at the wonderful backpacker campground right by the water. The air is still and aside from birds chirping and the faint noise of a plane engine, there is silence all around me.

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- Nov 07, 2018
A World Without Elephants

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As I write this, I just learned about the horror of 87 elephants slaughtered for their ivory in Botswana in early September.

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- Oct 17, 2018
A Sapphire in the Rough

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It is early June 2018, and I am kneeling down with my face just inches from the short herb layer that makes up the rough along the border of a golf course. The course is that of Royston Golf Club in Hertfordshire,…

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- Oct 03, 2018
F. Malby-Anthony’s Memoir of Conservation and Inspiration

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- Sep 19, 2018
How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

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- Sep 05, 2018