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Lysander’s Song
Lysander’s Song

by Sarah Bennett

You know that feeling, looking back on childhood memories, when you aren’t sure whether the memory is actually yours? Perhaps you extrapolated from a photo you saw or drew from stories you were told. Like…

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- Aug 06, 2012
An Interview with Sharon Matola
An Interview with Sharon Matola

by Altaire Cambata

Altaire Cambata had the chance to meet Sharon Matola, the founder of the Belize Zoo – and still the only zoo in Belize – while studying abroad at the Tropical Education Center. Here, Altaire and Sharon…

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- Jul 02, 2012
The Crucifix Moment: Slaughter of Innocence
The Crucifix Moment: Slaughter of Innocence

by Zoe Krasney

Photographers Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson talk with Izilwane about their new film Lysander’s Song, the slaughter of elephants throughout Africa, and how the survival of the elephant and the innocence…

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- Jun 18, 2012
Call of Life
Call of Life

by Kira Sadler

The biodiversity crisis currently unfolding on planet Earth may pose serious implications for the human race, yet solutions for this crisis seem dishearteningly few. Call of Life, an exceptional documentary…

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- Jun 11, 2012
A Great Aridness
A Great Aridness

by John Richardson

In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out.

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- Jun 04, 2012
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

by Bonnie Lee Black

Alexandra Fuller’s new book details the experiences of her mother, “Nicola Fuller of Central Africa,” an honest, loving portrait of a courageous and enchantingly eccentric woman who fell in love with Africa…

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- May 28, 2012
How to Cook a Crocodile
How to Cook a Crocodile

by Catherine Meyer

Part exotic cookbook, part touching memoir, How to Cook a Crocodile blends local recipes and stunning storytelling to create a uniquely African memoir. Bonnie Lee Black weaves beautiful tales from her…

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- May 21, 2012
Rat Island
Rat Island

by Julia Osterman

The battles of island conservation come to life in Will Stolzenburg’s riveting tale. He recounts the efforts of determined conservationists to bring scores of wildlife back from the brink of extinction…

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- May 14, 2012
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis

by Danielle Vilaplana

Loss of biodiversity and cultural diversity are inextricably linked in a developing world. While genocide is widely condemned, ethnocide – the complete destruction of entire cultures – is tacitly accepted…

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- May 07, 2012
Q&A with Luke Dollar
Q&A with Luke Dollar

by Julia Osterman

Luke Dollar, a conservation biologist whose work on the fossa in Madagascar has revealed much about an otherwise esoteric species, speaks about the importance of involving people in conservation, his research…

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- Apr 30, 2012
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg

by Julia Osterman

Julia Osterman speaks with conservationist and author Will Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were and the recently published Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife…

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- Apr 08, 2012
My Pantanal
My Pantanal

by Kathryn Pardo

In this simple yet stirring short film about life in the Pantanal, the big cat conservation organization Panthera reaches out to the people of Brazil in an attempt to discuss with them the importance of…

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- Mar 05, 2012