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Elephant Depression
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by Tara Waters Lumpkin

"Depression is biological," The experts say. "Feel good! Take Prozac,

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- Oct 04, 2021
F. Malby-Anthony’s Memoir of Conservation and Inspiration
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by Georgia Woodroffe

Françoise Malby-Anthony and her husband, best-selling author Lawrence Anthony, ran the Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa together until he suddenly passed away in 2012.

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- Sep 19, 2018
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa
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by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant
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by Lysander Christo

In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.

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- Aug 27, 2017
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time
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by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

We walked among the armored behemoths in total awe, mesmerized  by the sands and giant green euphorbia bushes that seemed to be from a primeval time.  My wife Marie and I came within 40 feet of a single…

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- Aug 14, 2017
Searching for Fish in Cameroon
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by Joe Cutler

Crowds of people funneled past me as I unloaded my sampling equipment from the back of a taxi in Cameroon’s Kumba Market. The driver helped me pull my gear from the trunk: a huge backpack, a sack of gillnets,…

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- Jul 02, 2017
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps
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by Anne Silver

Dar es Salaam was so hot and dry that my husband, Jim, and I had almost forgotten that rain and cold weather even existed. We were however rudely reminded when we arrived in Kigoma, Tanzania, on our quest…

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- Mar 21, 2017
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look
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by Alfred Mepukori

My amazing trip all began when the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a global search for 34 international conservationists aged 18 to 25 to attend the first-ever Youth Forum for People…

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- Mar 07, 2017
Navigating Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Kalahari Desert
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by Jaime Gordon

In 1975, Hitchcock was one of several graduate students who traveled to the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana to undertake interdisciplinary anthropological research. When the group arrived in the northeastern…

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- Sep 03, 2016
Community Mapping in Gabon
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by Nina Hamilton

I came to Gabon to study how communities use and value their forest resources, what they see is threatening their resources and why all of that might differ across the landscape. All of the information…

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- Jul 22, 2016
Studying the Indirect Effects of Wildlife Loss at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya
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by Elizabeth Forbes

First thing on Monday morning, I get into the driver’s side of the Land Cruiser, grasping the “holy sh*t” handle to hoist myself up into the seat. My field team clambers into the back; the other front…

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- Jul 16, 2016
An Interview with Wendee Nicole, Founder & Director of the Redemption Song Foundation
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by Georgia Woodroffe

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It is home to half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, several other primates, 400 species…

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- Jun 16, 2016