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The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

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In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014
The Bones of Contention

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In November, 2013, photographer and poet Cyril Christo traveled to Colorado with his family to watch the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demolish six tons of illegal ivory in hopes of delivering a message…

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- Jan 13, 2014
Belonging to the Land, Part 3: We’re Still Here

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Legal battles among Hopi, Navajo, government and private organizations over fragile natural resources now threaten to completely destroy the traditions of many people still living on the land near Black…

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- Apr 02, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part 2: Big Mountain

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For hundreds of years, the Navajo and Hopi thrived in the high, arid deserts of Arizona. Throughout recent history, these people have faced numerous assaults on their ways of life: war, forced relocation,…

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- Mar 26, 2012
Belonging to the Land, Part 1: The Elders of Black Mesa

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For decades, the struggle over traditional lands on the Navajo and Hopi reservations has unfolded, steeped in history, myth, prophecy and the inevitability of greed – indigenous peoples set against each…

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- Mar 19, 2012
Food, Culture and Conservation

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In this stunning photo gallery, photographer Jim O’Donnell explores the connections between food and our natural environment. With these images, he illustrates the ways in which our food system is fragile…

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- Feb 20, 2012
Mustangs: Icons of the American West

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Feral. Wild. Pests. The American mustang, as much as it is an iconic figure and symbol of the spirit of the American West, has always suffered a controversial relationship with the United States.

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- Aug 01, 2011
Michael Soulé, Grandfather of Conservation Biology

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Michael Soulé is considered by many to be the grandfather of conservation biology. He formed the Wildlands Project, now the Wildands Network, over a decade ago. A dozen vigorous, local ecosystem-conservation…

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- Dec 01, 2010
Student of the Horse

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"I'm not a horse whisperer. I am a student of the horse. Our body language becomes the curious discourse of give and take, of pressure and release, direct and indirect -- a dance if you will," explained.…

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- Sep 24, 2010