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New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

Emily Goodheart Kautz August 22, 2019 0

Recent research has revealed that wildlife tourism is five times more lucrative than poaching. In 2018, it was found that while the illegal wildlife trade accounted for 23 billion dollars of global GDP, ecotourism

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Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in a Day: Shatters World Record

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in a Day: Shatters World Record

Emily Goodheart Kautz August 5, 2019 0

 In just 12 hours, Ethiopia planted 353,633,660 trees, shattering the previous world record for trees planted in a single day. The two most recent records were held by India: on July 2, 2017,

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What are the Big Five and Where Can I See Them?

What are the Big Five and Where Can I See Them?

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 31, 2019 0

The Lion King has left many viewers longing to visit the plains of African, conjuring up images of elephants browsing on acacia trees and amber-eyed predators prowling among golden grasses as an enormous red

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Glynis and the Kittens: Wildcat Photos from Scotland

Glynis and the Kittens: Wildcat Photos from Scotland

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 26, 2019 0

Kittens have arrived at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland! Scottish wildcats Glynis and Affric are now the proud parents of two paw-sitively adorable kittens. Born on May 4, 2019, the two females in

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A Surge in Solar Activity Predicted to Enhance Aurora Viewing

A Surge in Solar Activity Predicted to Enhance Aurora Viewing

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 22, 2019 0

Good news for sky gazers and northern wanderers⁠—stellar auroras are on the horizon! The Solar Cycle Prediction Panel, comprised of researchers from NASA, NOAA and the International Space Environment Service, is in agreement the

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Nat Geo’s Cover Story & the Ethics of Wildlife Tourism

Nat Geo’s Cover Story & the Ethics of Wildlife Tourism

Emily Goodheart Kautz June 22, 2019 0

You may have seen the cover of this month’s National Geographic: a sloth peeks out from behind boards under a headline announcing “The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Tourism.” The magazine’s special report details how

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What Do Polar Bears Eat?

What Do Polar Bears Eat?

Emily Goodheart Kautz June 15, 2019 0

Wherever I’ve traveled in the world, I have always been fascinated by what humans and other species eat. With a background in animal behavior and food anthropology, I traveled to the Polar Bear Capital

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Wildlife Abounds in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Abounds in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park

Emily Goodheart Kautz June 1, 2019 0

Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a vast nature reserve in the southern lowlands of Nepal. Chitwan is Nepal’s first national park, established in 1973, and spans 360 square miles. This

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