Voices for Biodiversity
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Bear and Woman on Bicycle
Bear and Woman on Bicycle

by Elke Duerr

Riding my bike on a dirt road in Montana, I was being mindful of the original inhabitants of this relatively intact stretch of forest. I pedaled slowly, taking in the energy and beauty of the land.

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- Jul 17, 2019
For the Love of Chimpanzees
For the Love of Chimpanzees

by Paula Pebsworth

Chimpanzees live primarily in large intact forests dotted across Equatorial Africa and, out of all other animal species, are considered our closest living relatives.

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- Jul 14, 2019
Restoring Habitat in Indonesian Borneo
Restoring Habitat in Indonesian Borneo

by Farquhar Stirling

Farquhar Stirling is a retired corporate executive who lives in Indonesia. He is also a volunteer with the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF), an NGO working in habitat restoration in Kalimantan…

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- Jul 03, 2019
A New Dawn / Un Nuevo Amanecer
A New Dawn / Un Nuevo Amanecer

by Julian Fabricio Balux Zarat

Guatemala is a biodiverse country. As happens in so many places, their biodiversity is threatened by pollution, resource extraction and pressures from other human activities.

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- Jun 19, 2019
Leave Murder to a Flock of Crows
Leave Murder to a Flock of Crows

by Jacquelyn VanEyll

It was a warm summer day on an island off the east coast of Florida. Fishing was not only part of some people’s livelihood, but a picturesque part of the culture in the small town where I lived. Everyone…

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- Jun 05, 2019
The Wonders of Nature (Las Maravillas de la Naturaleza)
The Wonders of Nature (Las Maravillas de la Naturaleza)

by Ana Maria Churunel Morales, Mirna Churunel Morales, Unlocking Silent Histories

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- May 03, 2019
Donald Trump Is an Animal
Donald Trump Is an Animal

by Fred Bercovitch

How do we know this? Because he is a person! When the president lambasts violent criminal gangs and immigrants by proclaiming “These aren’t people. They are animals,” he is displaying his ignorance of…

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- Feb 06, 2019
Letter to Leviathan
Letter to Leviathan

by Cyril Christo

He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.

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- Dec 05, 2018
Love of the Wild Ones
Love of the Wild Ones

by Elke Duerr

I have set up my tent at the wonderful backpacker campground right by the water. The air is still and aside from birds chirping and the faint noise of a plane engine, there is silence all around me.

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- Nov 07, 2018
How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River
How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

by Will Falk

When I joined Colorado River Ecosystem v. Colorado, the first-ever federal lawsuit to seek personhood and the rights of nature for a major ecosystem, my intentions were not completely sincere. The truth…

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- Sep 05, 2018
Look, Whales!
Look, Whales!

by Elke Duerr

The whales had been calling me for years. I could hear their song all the way from the desert. When I finally made it to a high point off the Pacific Coast, I felt relieved to have heeded their call. I…

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- Jun 27, 2018
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