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Visiting the World Wide Fund for Nature in India
Visiting the World Wide Fund for Nature in India

by Altaire Cambata

India is a country with incredible biodiversity and hundreds of cultures and languages, and they all have to coexist in a country with limited resources. Izilwane’s Altaire Cambata sits down with some…

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- Aug 13, 2012
Saving the African Elephants
Saving the African Elephants

by Shraddha Chakradhar

2011 marked the worst year for elephant poaching and illegal ivory trading since the height of the trade in the 1980s, according to the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Following this…

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- Aug 05, 2012
SEEtheWILD and Saving the Sea Turtles Part I-VI
SEEtheWILD and Saving the Sea Turtles Part I-VI

by Brad Nahill

Summer in Portland, Oregon, is wonderful. Warm sunny days blend gradually into crisp nights, and even at the height of summer, it’s the perfect climate to explore the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood and the Oregon…

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- Jul 23, 2012
New Protection for the Heart of the Congo
New Protection for the Heart of the Congo

by Kathryn Dixon

The Sahgha Tri-National Protected Area (TNS) bounds 10,000 square miles (25,000 square kilometers) of one of the most pristine regions of equatorial Africa, encompassing tropical forests, wetlands and…

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- Jul 10, 2012
In Sri Lanka, Efforts to Save Earth’s Largest Animal
In Sri Lanka, Efforts to Save Earth’s Largest Animal

by Kathryn Dixon

Sri Lanka, an island located off the southern coast of India, has been called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” due to its rich culture, tropical forests, diverse landscapes and abundant biodiversity. The…

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- Jul 03, 2012
Saving New Zealand’s Rarest Kiwi Bird
Saving New Zealand’s Rarest Kiwi Bird

by Kathryn Dixon

Twenty young flightless rowi kiwis got the chance to fly this week, as part of intense conservation efforts by the BNZ Save The Kiwi Trust to preserve this rarest of kiwi birds.

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- Jun 26, 2012
English county creates otter underpass
English county creates otter underpass

by Merri Collins

Earlier this year officials in Hereforshire County, located in the West Midlands area of England, built an underground passage to help lead otters to the other side of Road A438 safely. Otters crossing…

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- Jun 01, 2012
Rat Island
Rat Island

by Julia Osterman

The battles of island conservation come to life in Will Stolzenburg’s riveting tale. He recounts the efforts of determined conservationists to bring scores of wildlife back from the brink of extinction…

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- May 14, 2012
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis

by Danielle Vilaplana

Loss of biodiversity and cultural diversity are inextricably linked in a developing world. While genocide is widely condemned, ethnocide – the complete destruction of entire cultures – is tacitly accepted…

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- May 07, 2012
Q&A with Luke Dollar
Q&A with Luke Dollar

by Julia Osterman

Luke Dollar, a conservation biologist whose work on the fossa in Madagascar has revealed much about an otherwise esoteric species, speaks about the importance of involving people in conservation, his research…

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- Apr 30, 2012
Izilwane Remembers Lawrence Anthony
Izilwane Remembers Lawrence Anthony

by Kathryn Pardo

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The world is saying goodbye this month to one of the most fascinating conservationists of this generation. Elephant Whisperer – so-called because of his ability to understand…

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- Mar 15, 2012
Just Another Species
Just Another Species

by Narisa Bhanji

We humans like to think of ourselves as superior beings that have control over the fates of other species. We have given ourselves the power to define how the environment and other species around us live.

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- Jan 16, 2012

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