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Video: The World’s Scariest Creatures

Video: The World’s Scariest Creatures

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 30, 2013 15

Snakes, spiders or scorpions—even though you’re a nature enthusiast, chances are that there’s at least one creature found within the world’s diverse animal kingdom that gives you the creeps. Watch the video below and

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The Vast Vastness of Mongolia | Olaf’s Corner

The Vast Vastness of Mongolia | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver October 30, 2013 0

It was with a mixture of mild excitement and deep trepidation that I packed my guide bags for the Mongolia expedition this summer: Leading a trip full of strangers and a co-guide you never

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Is the Ability to Identify Wildlife an Endangered Skill, or Unnecessary Knowledge?

Is the Ability to Identify Wildlife an Endangered Skill, or Unnecessary Knowledge?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 29, 2013 57

There’s an interesting, little book I picked up a few years ago. It’s titled Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do. Written by Michael Powell and published in

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Tracking Polar Bears at 100: Meet Elsa Bailey!

Tracking Polar Bears at 100: Meet Elsa Bailey!

guest October 24, 2013 8

By Andrea Reynolds, NHA Adventure Specialist & Expedition Leader When the opportunity came up to escort Elsa Bailey on her Nat Hab polar bear adventure to Churchill, I jumped at the chance.  It was

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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe Using Cyanide

Poachers Kill 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe Using Cyanide

Wendy Redal October 23, 2013 0

I’m always more enthused to share conservation success stories than grim accounts of wildlife devastation, but it’s crucial for the Good Nature community to remain informed about crises, too, since awareness and public pressure

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Poachers Hack into a Tiger’s GPS Collar: Are Wildlife Tracking Devices Helping Criminals?

Poachers Hack into a Tiger’s GPS Collar: Are Wildlife Tracking Devices Helping Criminals?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2013 18

There’s no doubt that tracking devices, such as GPS collars, have helped researchers monitor and conserve wildlife. While the necessity of capturing and handling wild animals—and the high costs involved—in order to attach these

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On the Ground with Chimpanzees & Mountain Gorillas

On the Ground with Chimpanzees & Mountain Gorillas

Emily Deemer October 19, 2013 0

Nat Hab guest Marcia Goldstein recently returned from our Great Uganda Gorilla Safari with some remarkable photos on the ground with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and wild chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National

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Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 17, 2013 32

In one of the most remote places on Earth, an albatross fight is taking place. The battleground is the Midway Atoll, located more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. On this small

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