Dispatches

The Return of Eastern Elk
The Return of Eastern Elk

by Erika Zambello, Wally Smith

“Elk are not the first animals that come to mind when thinking of native Appalachian wildlife, but the species was a common sight in these hills prior to European settlement,” writes Dr. Walter Smith in…

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- Jan 03, 2017
Ramifications of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Ramifications of the Dakota Access Pipeline

by Erika Zambello

The Dakota Access Pipeline has caused a social media and news firestorm. Over just a few days, more than one million people across the country and the world symbolically “checked in” to Standing Rock to…

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- Dec 01, 2016
Illegal Trade Reveals Unknown Orchids
Illegal Trade Reveals Unknown Orchids

by Hannah Watson

Commercial trade of wild-collected plants is restricted in most countries. Orchids, in particular, are often subject to intensive harvesting as medicinal and ornamental plants, even though the international…

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- Jun 22, 2015
The Economic Value of Nature
The Economic Value of Nature

by Massimiliano Morelli

In recent years there has been an effort to determine the economic value of nature by national governments and international committees. Although this utilitarian view applied to the complexity of nature…

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- Feb 01, 2015
Bringing Light to the Darkness
Bringing Light to the Darkness

by Brad Nahill

In May 2013, young and ambitious conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval was abducted, beaten, and brutally murdered while protecting leatherback turtle nests on a beach on Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast. The…

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- Jun 03, 2014
The Bison of Yellowstone National Park
The Bison of Yellowstone National Park

by Georgia Woodroffe

Yellowstone National Park is America’s oldest national park. It is also home to many large mammals, including elk, wolves, moose, bears and bison, the charismatic megafauna of the American West. But the…

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- May 06, 2014
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

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