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by Merlin Pratsch

“In the minutes before sunrise on the edge of the Corcovado, a troop of howler monkeys announces the twilight transition from night to day, reminding us that communication is the key to successful communities…

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- May 21, 2021
Mexico City’s Wildlife
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by Tamara Blazquez Haik

Mexico City is home to approximately 2,254 wildlife species including insects and other arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

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Wildlife of Akagera
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by Jean Marie Twambaze

Jean-Marie Twambaze is a safari guide at Akengara National Park in Rwanda whose photos showcase the beautiful and diverse wildlife of Rwanda.

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- May 09, 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
My Life for the Land
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by Kiliii Yuyan

In April 2017, Saira Ka’apor was found stabbed to death in a logging town in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Saira was a member of the Ka’apor Forest Guard, an Indigenous group that patrols their territory…

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Learning about Conservation in Rwanda
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by Niyonkuru (Chris) Benjamin

Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills, and many of those hills are found in designated protected areas or parks. Among the forests, each area has unique animals, including mountain gorillas,…

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- Feb 15, 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
An Interview with Senator Mike Phillips
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by Kira Johnson

One of the most conservation-minded politicians currently serving in the United States is a Democratic state senator from Montana, Mike Phillips.

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- Jan 24, 2018
An Interview with Frans de Waal
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by John Richardson

In November 2017, world-renowned primatologist, ethologist and author of numerous books Frans de Waal was interviewed by John Richardson, the founding Executive Director of the Blackstone Ranch Institute.

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- Jan 03, 2018
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
Scottish Wildcats: The Endangered Feline of Britain
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by Georgia Woodroffe

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
Everyday Extinction: Q&A with Sean Gallagher
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by Kira Johnson

As extinction quietly steals earth’s species, photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher is tapping into the popularity of social media to bring global attention to the crisis.

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- Nov 02, 2017