Voices for Biodiversity

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Guarding Lions
Guarding Lions

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
Fighting for Survival: Lifting Up Indigenous Voices

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
A New Way of Living in the World

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
Taos Environmental Film Festival

by Taos Environmental Film Festival

“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
Urbanites Go Wild: City Nature Challenge 2018

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
The Long Run

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
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
Wildfires and Wild Lives
Wildfires and Wild Lives

by Kira Sadler

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 28, 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 06, 2017
Can Citizen Science Save Us?
Can Citizen Science Save Us?

by Erika Zambello

Voices for Biodiversity’s Advisory Board Member Mary Ellen Hannibal took the TEDx Stanford stage to discuss her journey towards becoming a citizen scientist, and how this discipline could save the world.

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- Jun 20, 2017
Global Big Day 2017: Counting the World’s Birds
Global Big Day 2017: Counting the World’s Birds

by Erika Zambello

Birders had their binoculars and checklists ready on May 13 for the annual Global Big Day, and I was one of them. Armed with my eBird phone app, which allows me to record when and where I see specific…

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- May 21, 2017