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Too Rare to Wear: Stopping Illegal Trade of Hawksbill Turtle Products
Too Rare to Wear: Stopping Illegal Trade of Hawksbill Turtle Products

by Georgia Woodroffe

The Too Rare to Wear campaign brings tourist and conservation groups together to end the trade of illegal tortoiseshell products. Also called turtleshell, this material comes from hawksbill sea turtles,…

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- Apr 04, 2017
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps
Meeting Jane Goodall’s Chimps

by Anne Silver

Dar es Salaam was so hot and dry that my husband, Jim, and I had almost forgotten that rain and cold weather even existed. We were however rudely reminded when we arrived in Kigoma, Tanzania, on our quest…

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- Mar 21, 2017
Anthro versus Ecocentric Conservation Perspectives: An Academic Comparison
Anthro versus Ecocentric Conservation Perspectives: An Academic Comparison

by Helen Kopnina

Conservation is most often discussed from two main ethical standpoints: the preservation of natural resources for human use (an anthropocentric position that supports biodiversity protection for the well-being…

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- Feb 09, 2017
I Dream of Bison
I Dream of Bison

by Elke Duerr

I grew up on an organic farm in Germany. By the time I was born, we Germans had already wiped out our large mammals; the wisent (German bison), wolf, bear, lynx, wild cats, auroxen, moose and elk were…

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- Jan 13, 2017
Learning to be a Naturalist at Hubbard Brook
Learning to be a Naturalist at Hubbard Brook

by Torrin Hallett

Having just completed my third year as a music composition, horn performance and mathematics student at Oberlin College and Conservatory, I left my tiny dorm room and musician friends in Ohio to spend…

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- Oct 11, 2016
The Specter of Lionfish: Coping with an Invasive Species
The Specter of Lionfish: Coping with an Invasive Species

by Erika Zambello

The sun shone down on me as I set up my booth at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day in Pensacola, Florida. Though I was there to talk about the Emerald Coast’s artificial reef and Gulf to Table program,…

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- Jun 08, 2016
Brake for Snakes
Brake for Snakes

by Nicolette Cagle

I remember being out on the wet prairie one morning. The rock-gray clouds hovered low overhead, slowly parting to expose some blue-sky freedom. A recent rain shower had left muddy puddles in the gravel…

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- May 16, 2016
Creating Ice Storms
Creating Ice Storms

by Lindsey Rustad

Ice storms are extreme winter weather events that inspire wonder and fear in people who live and work in northern temperate and boreal forests around the world. They are major causes of disturbance in…

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- Mar 20, 2016
The Matter of Life and Death
The Matter of Life and Death

by Kathleen Brennan

As a lifelong photographer and multi-disciplinary artist, I am repeatedly drawn to the harsh beauty of the elemental transformations that occur in our everyday lives. I have photographed birth, death,…

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- Feb 11, 2016
Look Deep Into Nature
Look Deep Into Nature

by Lourens Durand

The strident call of the Woodland Kingfisher proclaims the arrival of spring in South Africa, and the return of the bird from its winter visit to the north. Whilst enjoying a morning walk, we noticed a…

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- Oct 12, 2015
Drought in the Southwest
Drought in the Southwest

by Kathleen Brennan

Cycles of wet and dry have occurred for as long as the planet has been revolving around the sun, since dinosaurs roamed the shores of an inland sea that now makes up the Raton-Clayton volcanic field in…

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- Jul 26, 2015
Gorilla Tourism: Mountain Gorillas Up Close
Gorilla Tourism: Mountain Gorillas Up Close

by Sarah Abdelrahim

The mountain gorilla is classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. There are only two places to see the world’s remaining…

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- Jul 23, 2014