Voices for Biodiversity

Youth

Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

by Nezam Ardalan

The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and…

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- Mar 20, 2013
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights

by Kathryn Pardo

Dating. Homework. High school dances. Where to go to college? Life for many teenagers is already full of the challenges of growing up. But at 15 years old, mountaineer Jordan Romero is taking “up” to a…

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- Jan 21, 2013
The American Landscape: The Background Story
The American Landscape: The Background Story

by Cristina Kladis

One American University student explores the untold stories of the mountains of garbage that Americans throw away every day. She sets out to photograph not only the trash we discard but also the effects…

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- Jan 07, 2013
Children's Book Author Crusades for Tibetan Wildlife
Children's Book Author Crusades for Tibetan Wildlife

by Lauren Neville

Author Naomi Rose talks with Izilwane about her new children’s book, Where Snow Leopard Prowls, Tibet’s rare wildlife, and the importance of protecting Tibet’s fragile ecosystems.

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- Nov 05, 2012
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project

by Catherine Meyer

Through the Taos Youth Art and Biodiversity Project, Izilwane hoped to educate young children about conservation by connecting the human animal to the natural world. With simple, grassroots publicity,…

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- Jul 17, 2012
Seeds of Light
Seeds of Light

by Becky Harmon

The Greater Timbavati Region of South Africa encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in the world and is home to the rare white lion and other species that occur nowhere else. For more than a decade,…

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- Jan 23, 2012
Children and Conservation: An art gallery from nature
Children and Conservation: An art gallery from nature

by Camille Cruse

Izilwane helps teach children about the importance of conservation through artistic expression. In the summer of 2011, Izilwane interns Carolyn Lopez and Anne Da Silva developed and conducted a series…

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- Nov 14, 2011
Taos Youth Biodiversity Art Project: Giving Children a Global Voice
Taos Youth Biodiversity Art Project: Giving Children a Global Voice

by Carolyn Lopez

Join our eager interns as they work to educate children about the natural world and the need to protect it through art.

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- Oct 17, 2011
Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit
Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit

by Beth Kelley

At Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, researcher Beth Kelley studies humans interacting with gorillas. Her studies tell us much about ourselves as primates, as well as illustrating what interests us about other…

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- Aug 31, 2011
Inspiring Young People to Care about the Environment
Inspiring Young People to Care about the Environment

by Jack Chapman

What does it take to get today's young people excited about environmental conservation? I believe that hands-on work in a natural or outdoor setting gives them real-world experiences that boost their interest…

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- Aug 31, 2011
Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Sanctuary

by John Michaloski

CHITWAN, NEPAL For three months, John Michaloski bathed, fed, and tended to elephants in Chitwan, Nepal, where he developed a relationship with an elephant named Sundar Kali. Here, John reflects on his…

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- Apr 21, 2011