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Films Shot in Fragile Places: Creating Conservationists or Eroding the Environment?

Films Shot in Fragile Places: Creating Conservationists or Eroding the Environment?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 31, 2016 5

It’s the day after Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer season. While the summer solstice is still a ways off—June 20—after Memorial Day, vacations start and movie production companies bring out what

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Churchill Without Expectations

Churchill Without Expectations

Natural Habitat Adventures May 30, 2016 0

I’m one of those people who tends to travel with zero expectations. This isn’t because I have some overly pessimistic worldview or have had some unfortunate litany of bad travel experiences. On the contrary:

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Farewell to a Lifelong Adventurer and Nat Hab Guest

Farewell to a Lifelong Adventurer and Nat Hab Guest

Julie Waggoner May 28, 2016 0

At age 100, Elsa Bailey became one of Nat Hab’s most memorable guests when we invited her to join our Tundra Lodge and Town Adventure to Churchill, Manitoba in 2013, after learning that seeing

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Chow Time

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Chow Time

Kendal Bower May 27, 2016 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a giant panda in China. Photographer Marian Herz captured this moment while  visiting

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Videos: National Parks Embrace Zero Waste

Videos: National Parks Embrace Zero Waste

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2016 0

Simply defined, zero waste is a goal where all discarded materials become resources for others to use. It eliminates all discharges to air, land or water that are a threat to animal, human, plant

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National Parks and Private Partners: A Blueprint for the Future?

National Parks and Private Partners: A Blueprint for the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 24, 2016 1

Just about a year ago, on June 8, 2015, the carmaker Subaru of America Inc. and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) announced a partnership. Subaru, which created the first automotive assembly plant in

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Conservation and Tourism Go Hand in Hand

Conservation and Tourism Go Hand in Hand

Natural Habitat Adventures May 23, 2016 2

While visiting Costa Rica with Natural Habitat Adventures last year, I once again had an opportunity to see how embracing conservation enhances communities. The first leg of the Natural Jewels of Costa Rica trip

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Monarch Butterflies are Making a Rebound

Monarch Butterflies are Making a Rebound

Court Whelan, Ph.D. May 20, 2016 4

Newsworthy, noteworthy, and utterly fascinating. Monarch butterflies routinely make the news—for good reason. The migration of the monarch butterfly is considered by scientists a unique phenomenon, and one of the largest animal migrations on

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