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From Restaurant to Reef: An Oyster’s Journey

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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 11, 2018
The Long Run

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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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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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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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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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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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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
Waking up to Vancouver Island's Diversity

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From untouched white sand beaches to dense forests full of wildlife, Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia in Canada offers an incredible display of biodiversity and the experience of…

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- Nov 22, 2017
Scottish Wildcats: The Endangered Feline of Britain

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The “British Tiger,” with dense fur and bewitching eyes, is at the heart of many British folk stories and traditions. Hundreds of years ago their ferocity, untamable nature, and haunting mating calls infiltrated…

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- Nov 08, 2017
Birdwatching: A Growing Industry in Post-Conflict Colombia

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In November 2016, Colombia’s congress approved a historic peace deal after a 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). For decades, the presence of armed groups prevented…

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- Oct 22, 2017
Time to BioBlitz

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I’m standing in the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park, a light drizzle starting to come down on this late day in May. I’m surrounded by people who are absolutely enthralled by the various mosses,…

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- Oct 16, 2017
Bobcats in the Hood

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As I open my garden gate on an uncharacteristically sultry Southwest summer afternoon, I hear a growl, a thump and then scrabbling in the Russian olive tree above me. I round the corner and come face to…

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- Sep 23, 2017