Voices for Biodiversity

Voices

Biodiversity Awareness: A Story of Hope
Biodiversity Awareness: A Story of Hope

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
Namibia Abstracts
Namibia Abstracts

by Michael Washburn

At dawn on my first morning in Namibia, I joined a small-plane flyover of the NamibRand desert and Sossusvlei sand dunes. Despite my extensive travels, I could never have imagined what was unfolding below…

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- Apr 04, 2018
Wisdom of the River
Wisdom of the River

by Harold Joe

Harold Joe is a member of Cowichan Tribes, working as a cultural consultant, archeology assistant, resource management technician and documentary filmmaker significance. This article was adapted from an…

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- Mar 28, 2018
The Eternal Anticipation of Spring
The Eternal Anticipation of Spring

by Saule Paltanaviciute

Winter is a sleepy time in northeastern Europe — mornings are dark, evenings are even darker and the rest is somewhere in between. Five months of relative darkness are an inevitable reality, one that is…

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- Feb 28, 2018
Learning about Conservation in Rwanda
Learning about Conservation in Rwanda

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 14, 2018
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking
Beauty, Brutality and Thru-Hiking

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
Ice Storm
Ice Storm

by Kira Sadler

Visiting my father’s house, one year to the day after his death, I awoke to a world of ice.

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- Jan 10, 2018
Befriending the Wild Ones
Befriending the Wild Ones

by C.A. Linklater

Looking through the truck window into a vivid cold winter scene in the subarctic forest of the 1970s Yukon Territory, I was struck by the temerity of the animals that lived and even thrived in such an…

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- Dec 27, 2017
Things We Don’t See in the Woods
Things We Don’t See in the Woods

by Ron Dans

I began my photographic journey around the age of 14, when my parents gave me a 120 Yashika camera. I was fascinated to see the upside-down image on the ground glass, and even more astounded when the prints…

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- Dec 13, 2017
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

We walked among the armored behemoths in total awe, mesmerized  by the sands and giant green euphorbia bushes that seemed to be from a primeval time.  My wife Marie and I came within 40 feet of a single…

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- Aug 14, 2017
Life as a Scientific Illustrator
Life as a Scientific Illustrator

by Laurel Mundy

I grew up drawing animals. Birds, bugs, whales, my cat, anything you can think of, including animals that didn’t exist. My best friend and I would sit for hours doing nothing else.

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- May 18, 2017