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Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4

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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
Desert Lion Tourism

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I attended a presentation last night by Dr. Flip Stander, who is the leading lion expert in Namibia. It was a fascinating look at the last 15 years of his life spent with the desert lions in the Kaokoveld…

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- Jul 12, 2013
Tanzania Denuded

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Upon reaching the Malawi/Tanzanian border, my Blackberry jumped to life with a request to visit a potential site for a new Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) and to stop by to say “hi” to some current ones. My…

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- Apr 07, 2013
Brilliant Baboons

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In the short film Brilliant Baboons, which premiered earlier this month at the Taos Shortz Film Festival, Pebsworth sits down with Izilwane to talk about her research into geophagy –…

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- Mar 18, 2013
The Disappearing Rainforests of Kagoro

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Bala Dada travelled to the rainforests and mountains of Kagoro, Nigeria, every year to visit family and participate in the annual Afan National Festival. He used to love the thick canopies and endless…

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- Aug 19, 2012
Lysander’s Song

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You know that feeling, looking back on childhood memories, when you aren’t sure whether the memory is actually yours? Perhaps you extrapolated from a photo you saw or drew from stories you were told. Like…

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- Aug 06, 2012
Saving the African Elephants

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2011 marked the worst year for elephant poaching and illegal ivory trading since the height of the trade in the 1980s, according to the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Following this…

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- Aug 06, 2012
Elephants in the Refuge

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Wasara Ranch and the Chiredzi River Land Conservancy in Zimbabwe is theoretically a place of refuge. But the flood of new settlers continues unchecked and has decimated the original Wasara ranch land,…

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- Jul 23, 2012
New Protection for the Heart of the Congo

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The Sahgha Tri-National Protected Area (TNS) bounds 10,000 square miles (25,000 square kilometers) of one of the most pristine regions of equatorial Africa, encompassing tropical forests, wetlands and…

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- Jul 11, 2012
The Crucifix Moment: Slaughter of Innocence

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Photographers Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson talk with Izilwane about their new film Lysander’s Song, the slaughter of elephants throughout Africa, and how the survival of the elephant and the innocence…

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- Jun 18, 2012
Saving the Ghosts of the Forest

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The silky sifaka is a rare species of white lemur, known in Madagascar as the “ghost of the forest”, for its ability to evade the human eye by swinging swiftly through the tree tops. Silkies are one of…

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- Jun 15, 2012
Climate Change – Why It Disproportionately Affects Women

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Everyone is affected by global climate change, but some are affected more than others. The poor fare worst of all, and most of the world’s impoverished people are women. According to UNECA, 70% of the…

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- Jun 14, 2012