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The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity
The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity

by Elliot Connor

Jane Goodall speaks of her dog Rusty as her greatest teacher; Gerald Durrell wrote of his dog Roger as his constant companion. Although I don’t have a dog, I do have a menagerie of other animals that inspire…

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- Jun 17, 2020
Red Wolves: Hanging in the Balance
Red Wolves: Hanging in the Balance

by Malee Baker Oot

Gravel crackles under my tires and horseflies ping off the windows as I slow to a stop beside a mound of black bear scat, near the northeastern edge of North Carolina’s 152,000-acre Alligator River National…

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- Apr 19, 2020
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”

by Joe Gray

Be you a beetle enthusiast who’s inseparable from your sweeping net, a petal-counting wildflower aficionado, or a lichen lover prone to presenting (with nose to the ground) their posterior anteriorly,…

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- Feb 27, 2020
Evidence of Hope
Evidence of Hope

by Tasha Goldberg

Truth: we are facing global challenges on an unprecedented scale. As a seasoned reporter on United Nations negotiations in sustainable development, I was clear that now more than ever, there is a need…

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- Jan 15, 2020
Saving the Behemoth of the Ice: The Polar Bear
Saving the Behemoth of the Ice: The Polar Bear

by Cyril Christo

With the melting of the world’s ice, the future of the greatest land predator on earth — the polar bear — is very much in jeopardy.

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- Dec 21, 2019
Searching Forgotten Wetlands for the Mountain Chorus Frog
Searching Forgotten Wetlands for the Mountain Chorus Frog

by Wally Smith

Those three words are on my mind as I slosh around in a wetland behind the lodge at Virginia's Breaks Interstate Park. The pool isn't much, taking up no more than thirty square feet and its water only…

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- Nov 20, 2019
Hunting and Fishing in Lake Atitlán / La Caza y La Pesca en el Lago de Atitlán
Hunting and Fishing in Lake Atitlán / La Caza y La Pesca en el Lago de Atitlán

by Ingrid Maribel Xingo Ajanel

This video is the third in a series published through collaboration with Unlocking Silent Histories.

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- Aug 21, 2019
Protecting the Arctic Refuge: Gwich’in People Defend the Sacred
Protecting the Arctic Refuge: Gwich’in People Defend the Sacred

by Debra Denker

It’s obvious that something is very wrong with the land before our plane even lands in Fort Yukon, Alaska, known to its indigenous Gwich’in inhabitants as Gwich’in Zhee.

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- Aug 07, 2019
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
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