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by Symber Canepari

The ocean has provided beauty and sanctuary for many, and now it needs our help in return. In honor of World Oceans Day, here are five ways I’ve learned to say thank you to the ocean that everyone can…

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- Jun 08, 2021
Private Lands Protecting Species
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by Kira Johnson

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
Guarding Lions
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by Georgia Woodroffe

Africa’s lion population has decreased by an estimated 50 percent in the last 50 years. Due to habitat loss, depletion of wild prey, poor livestock management and conflict with humans, it is believed that…

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- Jul 04, 2018
Fighting for Survival: Lifting Up Indigenous Voices
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by Sarah Abdelrahim

Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in protecting and advocating for global biodiversity. According to the United Nations, there are 370 million Indigenous peoples around the world — almost 5 percent…

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- Jun 13, 2018
A New Way of Living in the World
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by Marilyn Clement

Susan Eirich created the Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center in 2000 with an important goal in mind: changing the way that people see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature.

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- May 16, 2018
Taos Environmental Film Festival
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by Jean Stevens

“Seeking Harmony and Happiness in an Unsettled World” is the theme of the fourth edition of the Taos Environmental Film Festival, which will take place between April 18 and April 22 this year.

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- Apr 18, 2018
Urbanites Go Wild: City Nature Challenge 2018
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by Marilyn Clement

Which urban center will discover and share the most pictures of nature within its city limits? Back in 2016, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences…

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- Apr 06, 2018
The Long Run
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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
Birdwatching: A Growing Industry in Post-Conflict Colombia
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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
Wildfires and Wild Lives
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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
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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
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife
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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