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A Piece of Trash, With a Message to Treasure — Happy Holidays! | Olaf’s Corner

A Piece of Trash, With a Message to Treasure — Happy Holidays! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver December 30, 2012 0

A shiny red bauble that hangs on Olaf Malver's Christmas tree -- found in a most unlikely spot -- is a reminder of what ecotourism can bring to communities and the guests that explore

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Juggling Wolves in the Rockies

Juggling Wolves in the Rockies

Lisa Poppleton December 26, 2012 0

As a lover of wild animals, my media feed spans the globe for wildlife conservation stories.  This fall and winter, however, I have not needed to search far in following one of North America’s

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And to All a Good Night: The Snoring Hummingbird

And to All a Good Night: The Snoring Hummingbird

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2012 6

On these dark, wintry nights, you may find yourself preferring the proverbial “not a creature was stirring,” but when you hear the cute “snoring” of this creature, you just might change your mind. The

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The North Star: Nature’s Best Guide

The North Star: Nature’s Best Guide

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 18, 2012 7

During the week before Christmas, it seems fitting that we pay homage to a part of nature that, over the centuries, is often a traveler’s best friend: the guiding North Star. The timing is

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Changing Minds with “Chasing Ice”

Changing Minds with “Chasing Ice”

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 11, 2012 5

Not since Al Gore’s 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth has such a powerful documentary feature film come out about the Earth’s changing climate. In the recently released Chasing Ice, National Geographic photographer James Balog

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Video: The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Video: The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2012 16

As with the film footage of the last known imperial woodpecker or the remains of the last passenger pigeon, seeing video of the final member of any animal’s kind is sad and eerie, and

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Kayaking Portugal’s River of Wine

Kayaking Portugal’s River of Wine

Wendy Redal December 5, 2012 0

With December’s chill enveloping northern Portugal’s Douro Valley, the searing heat of summer is a faded memory. The dark grapes, hanging heavy on the vines that terrace down the mountains to the river, have

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CNN Honors Head of Kliptown Youth Project—One of NHA’s Voluntourism Opportunities in Africa!

CNN Honors Head of Kliptown Youth Project—One of NHA’s Voluntourism Opportunities in Africa!

Wendy Redal December 3, 2012 0

Never let it be said that the vision of one individual can’t change the lives of many, even in places where resources are very few. Thulani Madondo is proof. This 29-year-old South African man

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