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A New Dawn / Un Nuevo Amanecer

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Guatemala is a biodiverse country. As happens in so many places, their biodiversity is threatened by pollution, resource extraction and pressures from other human activities.

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- Jun 19, 2019
Leave Murder to a Flock of Crows

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It was a warm summer day on an island off the east coast of Florida. Fishing was not only part of some people’s livelihood, but a picturesque part of the culture in the small town where I lived. Everyone…

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- Jun 05, 2019
Protecting the World’s Giraffes

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When I was hired to head the San Diego Zoo’s Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species (CRES) Division of Behavior about 20 years ago, my initial research focused on koalas, African wild dogs and giraffes.

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- May 16, 2019
The Wonders of Nature (Las Maravillas de la Naturaleza)

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- May 03, 2019
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