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Forecasting a Future for Cheetahs

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Ecoreporter Sarah Abdelrahim interviews Dr. Laurie Marker of the nonprofit, A Future for Cheetahs, to gain insight on the global cheetah population, the key drivers in their decline, and recent successes…

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- May 11, 2015
Bringing Light to the Darkness

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In May 2013, young and ambitious conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval was abducted, beaten, and brutally murdered while protecting leatherback turtle nests on a beach on Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast. The…

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- Jun 03, 2014
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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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
Las Nutrias de Río

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La nutria de río (Lontra canadensis) es un mamífero semi acuático grande y fuerte, que pertenece a la familia Weasal. Son muy sociables, juguetonas y tienen una energía aparentemente ilimitada, así que…

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- Oct 14, 2013
Urban Wild: Getting Outside In the City

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The relationship overlooked most in today’s modern culture is that between humans and the basic, natural environment. We all seek to reconcile this separation in various ways. We have the power to shut…

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- Oct 07, 2013
Films for Kids: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

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Formed in 1993 in Eugene, Oregon, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) states its mission as using “the power of the law to defend and protect the American West’s treasured landscapes, iconic wildlife…

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- Sep 16, 2013
In Palm Oil’s Wake: an interview with Robert Hii

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There are already 8 million acres of land cleared for palm oil plantations in Indonesia and 9 million in Malaysia, and, according to Rainforest Action Network, the Indonesian government is already planning…

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- Aug 19, 2013
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land

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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
How Craft Beer Can Save the World

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Beer is an ancient beverage with roots growing as far back as the fifth millennia BC. Since malts and hops and barley were first brewed together, the recipe for this popular beverage has endured some drastic…

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- Jun 13, 2013
Dead or Alive: The Promise of Tourism for Shark Conservation

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When many people hear the words shark and tourism in the same sentence, the first thing they think of is how to avoid these creatures of the deep. The second thing is the ubiquitous image of a small diver…

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- May 08, 2013
Nature is Dying

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Izilwane teamed up with American University and the School of Communication's Visual Literacy class, taught by Kimberley R. Williams. After watching the film Call of Life, students determined…

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- Apr 18, 2013
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

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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