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The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity
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by Elliot Connor

Jane Goodall speaks of her dog Rusty as her greatest teacher; Gerald Durrell wrote of his dog Roger as his constant companion. Although I don’t have a dog, I do have a menagerie of other animals that inspire…

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- Jun 17, 2020
Restoring Habitat in Indonesian Borneo
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by Farquhar Stirling

Farquhar Stirling is a retired corporate executive who lives in Indonesia. He is also a volunteer with the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF), an NGO working in habitat restoration in Kalimantan…

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- Jul 03, 2019
Terralingua and Biocultural Diversity
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by Nejma Belarbi

Terralingua is an international nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and sustaining the biocultural diversity of life, which is the diversity of life in nature, culture and languages. All three…

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- May 30, 2018
La Cocina de Bosnia: cultivo y crecimiento
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by Andrew Flachs, Ashley Glenn

El amanecer en la Bosnia rural comienza lentamente mientras la luz del sol se asoma a través de las colinas y retazos de nubes se posan sobre los valles. Estamos tomando café en una aldea que queda dos…

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- May 23, 2018
Biodiversity Awareness: A Story of Hope
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by Godelive Ayinkamiye

I am a young Rwandan woman, born and raised in southern Rwanda. As children, my friends and I enjoyed killing bees, birds, butterflies and other small animals. We cut branches off trees and muddied fresh…

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- Apr 25, 2018
From Restaurant to Reef: An Oyster’s Journey
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by Erika Zambello

I sat at a high table at Half Shell Oyster House in Destin, Florida. Christmas music played softly in the background, complemented by fir boughs adorned with red bows on each table. General Manager Stephen…

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- Apr 12, 2018
The Long Run
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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
Giraffes Await the World's Protection
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by Rina Herzl

Picture an animal enrobed in a fiery, jigsaw-patterned coat, a creature of such majestic height that it towers amongst the trees. As your eyes make their way up its long neck that appears to defy gravity,…

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- Mar 07, 2018
The Eternal Anticipation of Spring
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by Saule Paltanaviciute

Winter is a sleepy time in northeastern Europe — mornings are dark, evenings are even darker and the rest is somewhere in between. Five months of relative darkness are an inevitable reality, one that is…

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- Feb 28, 2018
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking
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by Danielle Vilaplana

Winter came early to Colorado and people were leaving the backcountry with the first snow. Only the hikers remained, adding to the animal tracks thatfollowed the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

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- Jan 31, 2018
Book Review: Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals
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by Erika Zambello, Kira Johnson

As individuals who work in the environmental field and whose hobbies involve being outdoors, we had heard of some of the extinct species featured in Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals by Daniel Hudon before…

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- Dec 20, 2017
The Whales of Husavik, Iceland
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by Erika Reiter

There is a small town in northern Iceland that describes itself as Europe’s best whale-watching destination. I traveled there in August 2016 to conduct research for my master’s thesis — I wanted to interview…

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- Dec 06, 2017