Voices for Biodiversity

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Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

by Kathryn Pardo

Recently, thanks in part to the work of Voices for Biodiversity, monstrous, forest-chomping companies like Asia Pulp and Paper and their relatives in the palm oil industry, Golden Agri Resources, both…

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- Feb 03, 2014
Pope Francis: Friend to the Environment
Pope Francis: Friend to the Environment

by Danielle Vilaplana

On July 27, Pope Francis addressed an audience of Brazilian bishops and social and political elites and touched upon several topics, including the environmental crisis in the Amazon Basin. In his speech,…

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- Sep 09, 2013
Desert Lion Tourism
Desert Lion Tourism

by Clare Helen Galloway

I attended a presentation last night by Dr. Flip Stander, who is the leading lion expert in Namibia. It was a fascinating look at the last 15 years of his life spent with the desert lions in the Kaokoveld…

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- Jul 12, 2013
Fabricación de Abono Orgánico en Mt. Solar
Fabricación de Abono Orgánico en Mt. Solar

by Susan Kinne

Para evitar la deforestación por parte de la expansión agrícola y restaurar el suelo en esta región, notoria por tener una tasa de deforestación de las más altas en el mundo y un suelo severamente degradado…

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- Jul 03, 2013
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Taos, NM
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Taos, NM

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) produces an annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which travels from venue to venue each year. One place it comes to is the little town of Taos, New Mexico, home…

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- Jul 03, 2013
Dead or Alive: The Promise of Tourism for Shark Conservation
Dead or Alive: The Promise of Tourism for Shark Conservation

by Brad Nahill

When many people hear the words shark and tourism in the same sentence, the first thing they think of is how to avoid these creatures of the deep. The second thing is the ubiquitous image of a small diver…

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- May 08, 2013
Brilliant Baboons Screened at Taos Shortz Film Festival
Brilliant Baboons Screened at Taos Shortz Film Festival

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

For the second year in a row, Izilwane—Voices for Biodiversity had one of its films accepted by the Taos Shortz Film Festival, a growing film festival that focuses specifically on films shorter than 28…

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- Apr 22, 2013
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

by Nezam Ardalan

The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and…

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- Mar 20, 2013
Labels and Lies: When the Eggs Come Before the Chickens
Labels and Lies: When the Eggs Come Before the Chickens

by Emily Swaim

When most people hear the word farm, they think of a large red barn, a fenced-in yard, and chickens roaming freely in the sunlight. Unfortunately, that scene is hardly common in contemporary America. Most…

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- Mar 14, 2013
Tiger Tourism: Can Travel Help Save These Big Cats?
Tiger Tourism: Can Travel Help Save These Big Cats?

by Brad Nahill

Tigers are one of the most charismatic and beautiful animals on earth. They are the world’s largest cat and can live across a wide range of habitats, from mountains to coastal wetlands. Most of the world’s…

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- Feb 21, 2013
A long journey to help Guajira and the Wayuu people
A long journey to help Guajira and the Wayuu people

by Alexandre Manigault

Esteban Ferrero Botero did not set out for Montana State University to study anthropology. Instead, he hoped to study archaeology and geololgy, inspired by growing up in Manizales, Colombia, a town built…

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- Nov 17, 2012
The Power of Plants in Urban Pollution Reduction
The Power of Plants in Urban Pollution Reduction

by Kathryn Dixon

A new study in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science and Technology suggests that greenery such as trees and bushes in cities plays a larger role in reducing pollution levels than…

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- Aug 06, 2012