Voices for Biodiversity

Voices

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
The Bones of Contention
The Bones of Contention

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In November, 2013, photographer and poet Cyril Christo traveled to Colorado with his family to watch the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demolish six tons of illegal ivory in hopes of delivering a message…

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- Jan 13, 2014
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 2
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 2

by Alfred Mepukori

Continue on the journey through the forests of East Africa with Maasai warrior Alfred Mepukori, who tells readers about growing up Maasai, why elephants matter, and survival in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest.

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- Nov 18, 2013
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 1
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 1

by Alfred Mepukori

The area of land popularly known as Loita lies in southern Kenya between the Ngurman-Magadi escarpment and the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. It covers an area of 1,700 km2 within the Loita Division…

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- Nov 11, 2013
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

by Clare Helen Galloway

Geologist and journalist Clare Galloway, whose artwork illustrates the stark beauty of life in southern Africa, lives on a game farm outside Okahanja, Namibia. Join her as she takes the reader on a journey…

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- Oct 28, 2013
Outsider Nature Art Photography
Outsider Nature Art Photography

by j. Madison Rink

If Rock|Stone speaks – what does it say? These fine-art, photographic, naturally-sculpted works, which underscore the magic and fluidity of perception, were chosen for inclusion in a pioneering 2010 publication.…

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- Sep 07, 2013
Lessons in Sustainable Design
Lessons in Sustainable Design

by George Stevens

The lunar landscape of Cappadocia, a historical region in central Turkey, is truly otherworldly. It makes you stop and think, “Where the heck am I?” It is a place where humans and natural beauty have coexisted…

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- Aug 27, 2013
Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4
Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

The upcoming International March for Elephants will be held October 4, 2013, across three continents and 13 cities, from Melbourne to Rome, from Cape Town to New York, and is inspired by the David Sheldrick…

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- Aug 26, 2013
Of Palm Oil and Extinction
Of Palm Oil and Extinction

by Robert Hii

You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus…

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- Jul 30, 2013
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land

by Tannyr Carnes

The Hawaiian Islands are unique in that they are both inhabited and extremely isolated. This contributes to the complexity of their habitats and, ultimately, their vulnerability. Each island has a unique…

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- Jun 19, 2013