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Bird Conservation in Colombia’s Andean Forests

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I wake up at 4:30 a.m. in my tent and go out to admire the dark, cloud-covered forest. I meet with my team of locals to warm up and discuss our plan of action. Over a nice cup of Colombian coffee, we sit…

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- May 09, 2016
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part II

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Continue on the journey through the forests of East Africa with Maasai warrior Alfred Mepukori, who tells readers about growing up Maasai, why elephants matter, and survival in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest.

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- Nov 18, 2013
Pope Francis: Friend to the Environment

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On July 27, Pope Francis addressed an audience of Brazilian bishops and social and political elites and touched upon several topics, including the environmental crisis in the Amazon Basin. In his speech,…

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- Sep 09, 2013
In Palm Oil’s Wake: an interview with Robert Hii

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There are already 8 million acres of land cleared for palm oil plantations in Indonesia and 9 million in Malaysia, and, according to Rainforest Action Network, the Indonesian government is already planning…

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- Aug 19, 2013
Fabricación de Abono Orgánico en Mt. Solar

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Para evitar la deforestación por parte de la expansión agrícola y restaurar el suelo en esta región, notoria por tener una tasa de deforestación de las más altas en el mundo y un suelo severamente degradado…

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- Jul 03, 2013
Tanzania Denuded

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Upon reaching the Malawi/Tanzanian border, my Blackberry jumped to life with a request to visit a potential site for a new Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) and to stop by to say “hi” to some current ones. My…

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- Apr 07, 2013
The Disappearing Rainforests of Kagoro

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Bala Dada travelled to the rainforests and mountains of Kagoro, Nigeria, every year to visit family and participate in the annual Afan National Festival. He used to love the thick canopies and endless…

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- Aug 19, 2012