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Isolation Is Slow Torture:  A Macaw Conservationist in Costa Rica
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by Merlin Pratsch

“In the minutes before sunrise on the edge of the Corcovado, a troop of howler monkeys announces the twilight transition from night to day, reminding us that communication is the key to successful communities…

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- May 21, 2021
Seeking Solace on Horseback: Riding Keeps Me Sane During Pandemic
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by Debra Denker

On the first day of autumn, I’m riding through a changing forest — tall, deep green ponderosas interspersed with the butter-gold of aspens, and shrubs ranging from pale crimson to deep russet to coral…

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- Dec 23, 2020
Livable Shorelines
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by Erika Zambello

Choctawhatchee Bay encompasses a large estuary along the Florida Panhandle, a watershed that stretches across Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties before extending into Alabama.

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- Oct 23, 2019
Saving Endangered Species: Behind the Scenes at CITES CoP18
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by Fred Bercovitch

Every three years, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP) meets to deliberate the best tactics to adopt for saving species…

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- Sep 18, 2019
Fighting for the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas
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by Sean Butler, Will Falk

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
The Worlds Within Us
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by Andrew Flachs, Joseph Orkin

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
How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River
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by Will Falk

When I joined Colorado River Ecosystem v. Colorado, the first-ever federal lawsuit to seek personhood and the rights of nature for a major ecosystem, my intentions were not completely sincere. The truth…

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- Sep 05, 2018
Sunny Day Flooding
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by Melissa Papp

Flooding and storm surges are dangerous threats that became all too real for the entire state of Florida when Hurricane Irma struck on September 10, 2017. Living on the west coast of Florida, I was frantically…

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- Jun 20, 2018
La Cocina de Bosnia: cultivo y crecimiento
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by Andrew Flachs, Ashley Glenn

El amanecer en la Bosnia rural comienza lentamente mientras la luz del sol se asoma a través de las colinas y retazos de nubes se posan sobre los valles. Estamos tomando café en una aldea que queda dos…

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- May 23, 2018
Wildlife of Akagera
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by Jean Marie Twambaze

Jean-Marie Twambaze is a safari guide at Akengara National Park in Rwanda whose photos showcase the beautiful and diverse wildlife of Rwanda.

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- May 09, 2018
From Restaurant to Reef: An Oyster’s Journey
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by Erika Zambello

I sat at a high table at Half Shell Oyster House in Destin, Florida. Christmas music played softly in the background, complemented by fir boughs adorned with red bows on each table. General Manager Stephen…

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- Apr 12, 2018
Giraffes Await the World's Protection
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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