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Learning about Conservation in Rwanda

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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
The Economic Value of Nature

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In recent years there has been an effort to determine the economic value of nature by national governments and international committees. Although this utilitarian view applied to the complexity of nature…

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- Feb 01, 2015
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
The Impact of El Salvador’s Ban on Consumption of Sea Turtles

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In the hopes of reversing the tide of wildlife loss, the government of El Salvador enacted a ban on the consumption, sale, and possession of sea turtles, their eggs, and their parts for purposes other…

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- Dec 02, 2012
Ecosystem Services: A Solution to Extinction

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Here is the theory: by assessing the true monetary value that plants, animals, and ecosystems hold for the health of humankind, policy-makers are more likely to respond to their rapid degradation.

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- Aug 26, 2011
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