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Wildlife of Akagera
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by Jean Marie Twambaze

Jean-Marie Twambaze is a safari guide at Akengara National Park in Rwanda whose photos showcase the beautiful and diverse wildlife of Rwanda.

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- May 09, 2018
Giraffes Await the World's Protection
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by Rina Herzl

Picture an animal enrobed in a fiery, jigsaw-patterned coat, a creature of such majestic height that it towers amongst the trees. As your eyes make their way up its long neck that appears to defy gravity,…

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- Mar 07, 2018
The Whales of Husavik, Iceland
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by Erika Reiter

There is a small town in northern Iceland that describes itself as Europe’s best whale-watching destination. I traveled there in August 2016 to conduct research for my master’s thesis — I wanted to interview…

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- Dec 06, 2017
Waking up to Vancouver Island's Diversity
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by Andrew D’Arcy

From untouched white sand beaches to dense forests full of wildlife, Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia in Canada offers an incredible display of biodiversity and the experience of…

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- Nov 22, 2017
Time to BioBlitz
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by Gemina Garland-Lewis

I’m standing in the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park, a light drizzle starting to come down on this late day in May. I’m surrounded by people who are absolutely enthralled by the various mosses,…

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- Oct 16, 2017
Wildfires and Wild Lives
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by Kira Johnson

On October 12, the human death toll in California’s deadliest wildfire in 80 years rose to thirty-one, with many more still reported missing. The tragedy is overwhelming. Viewing images of my home state…

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- Oct 13, 2017
Bobcats in the Hood
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by Debra Denker

As I open my garden gate on an uncharacteristically sultry Southwest summer afternoon, I hear a growl, a thump and then scrabbling in the Russian olive tree above me. I round the corner and come face to…

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- Sep 23, 2017
Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
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by John Richardson

Many readers of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? written by renowned Dutch primatologist and ethologist Franz de Waal would be intrigued but perhaps not surprised to learn that chimpanzees…

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- Sep 12, 2017
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife
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by Erika Zambello

In the United States, the news is currently dominated by storm stories, from Hurricane Harvey’s assault on Texas and Louisiana, to the incoming Hurricane Irma heading toward island nations, Puerto Rico,…

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- Sep 07, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant
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by Lysander Christo

In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.

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- Aug 27, 2017
Garbage to Garden: Using Compost to Reduce Landfill Waste
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by Erika Zambello

Landfills create big problems. Toxins in electronic refuse — old cell phones, computers, televisions, etc. — can eventually leach into the soil and groundwater, causing decades of environmental health…

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- Jul 09, 2017
Searching for Fish in Cameroon
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by Joe Cutler

Crowds of people funneled past me as I unloaded my sampling equipment from the back of a taxi in Cameroon’s Kumba Market. The driver helped me pull my gear from the trunk: a huge backpack, a sack of gillnets,…

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- Jul 02, 2017