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Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen

by Madison Toonder

Oysters are bivalve mollusks that provide shelter and food for a variety of organisms, all while improving water clarity and quality through filtration. Oyster reefs formed by aggregations of shells are…

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- Mar 30, 2017
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look
The CITES Meeting: A Closer Look

by Alfred Mepukori

My amazing trip all began when the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a global search for 34 international conservationists aged 18 to 25 to attend the first-ever Youth Forum for People…

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- Mar 07, 2017
Learning at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
Learning at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

by Paul Arthur

“I can’t believe I held a snake!” “The longleaf pine trees are awesome.” “I can’t wait to come back!”

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- Jun 23, 2016
Children and Scaly Mammals
Children and Scaly Mammals

by Jennifer Calkins

When I first started working on an article for World Pangolin Day (which takes place every third Saturday of February), I did not realize how few people even knew pangolins existed. As an evolutionary…

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- Apr 24, 2016
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy
Review of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy

by Emily Baumbach

The Malay word orangutan translates as “person of the forest,” and the orangutans that once thrived in the wooded areas of the rainforest in Sumatra and Borneo have reached record low population levels.…

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- Dec 10, 2015
One More Generation
One More Generation

by Emily Baumbach

Carter, age 14 and Olivia, age 12, became interested in environmental conservation when their aunt expressed her concern about declining cheetah populations. As a result, Carter and Olivia decided to begin…

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- Mar 23, 2015
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival
Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

by Emily Baumbach

During four to six weeks from the beginning of March and into mid-April, nearly half a million Sandhill Cranes, roughly 80% of the world population, arrive in south-central Nebraska.

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- Jan 26, 2015
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush

by Lysander Christo

In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014
Sculpting Nature: Memories in Stone
Sculpting Nature: Memories in Stone

by Zoe Stoenner

Statues are ubiquitous; they stand watch in front of government buildings, adorn city towers, and are monuments to what we humans hold in high esteem. While many sculptures are a testament to our history…

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- Nov 04, 2013
Unnatural in Nature
Unnatural in Nature

by Ross Honig

In today’s society, so many of us are unaware of the human footprint we leave on this planet. Throughout this photo essay, American University student Ross Honig tries to create simple snapshots of the…

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- Oct 21, 2013
Backyard Wildlife
Backyard Wildlife

by Keiran Snow Dawson

Join American University student Keiran Snow-Dawson as he goes in search of the wildlife that lives in his own backyard. In this photo essay, he illustrates that even in urban areas, wildlife can be abundant.…

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- Sep 30, 2013
Overnight in the Cederberg
Overnight in the Cederberg

by Samuel Strand

Samuel Strand, 12 years old, grew up in South Africa, surrounded by the beauty and wildness of this open, diverse country. He spends his free time venturing out into the wilderness, exploring the mountains…

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- May 13, 2013