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Bringing Light to the Darkness

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In May 2013, young and ambitious conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval was abducted, beaten, and brutally murdered while protecting leatherback turtle nests on a beach on Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast. The…

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- Jun 03, 2014
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land

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The Hawaiian Islands are unique in that they are both inhabited and extremely isolated. This contributes to the complexity of their habitats and, ultimately, their vulnerability. Each island has a unique…

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- Jun 19, 2013
Dead or Alive: The Promise of Tourism for Shark Conservation

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When many people hear the words shark and tourism in the same sentence, the first thing they think of is how to avoid these creatures of the deep. The second thing is the ubiquitous image of a small diver…

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- May 08, 2013
The Sanctity of Whales

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Around 1855, after first sealing in California and whaling in Magdalena Bay, Baja, Charles Scammon, a captain from Maine turned his attention to San Ignacio Bay. By 1859-60 the grays had been all but eliminated.…

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- Apr 08, 2013
Humpbacks of Ha’apai

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Gentle giants, humpback whales are one of the most important tourist attractions in the island nation of Tonga. Many local outfitters offer “up close and personal” experiences with these rare mammals,…

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- Apr 23, 2012
Australia: A Gallery of the Micro

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Australia is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world. Join Voices for Biodiversity’s Tannyr Carnes as she explores the country through its smallest details.

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- Jan 14, 2012
Philippine Marine Life

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Scuba diver Brian Kramer photographed some of the vast marine life in the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. The islands of the Philippines lie within the coral triangle, an area that encompasses more than…

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- Sep 22, 2010