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WWF Nepal Launches Conservation Drones

WWF Nepal Launches Conservation Drones

Lisa Poppleton June 28, 2012 0

On June 12, 2012, World Wildlife Fund Nepal successfully tested two drones designed to monitor animals and keep a lookout for poachers in Chitwan National Park.  With a two-meter wingspan and a 25-km range, the

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World Wildlife Fund Plays Tag and Ana is IT

World Wildlife Fund Plays Tag and Ana is IT

Lisa Poppleton June 19, 2012 0

Turtle tagging is not a slow version of the classic children’s game, but a satellite tracking program supported by the World Wildlife Fund to better understand the movements of green and black sea turtles

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Stewart Island: New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

Stewart Island: New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

Lisa Poppleton May 22, 2012 0

In Maori, Rakiura means “Land of Glowing Skies.”  Brilliant sunrises and sunsets demarcate the tranquil days on Rakiura—also known as Stewart—Island, while its location at 47˚ south latitude favorably positions it for viewing the

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Birding in Paradise

Birding in Paradise

Lisa Poppleton May 8, 2012 0

Keep your eyes trained on the trees during our Wild Papua New Guinea trip, and you may be fortunate to spot one of the showiest birds on earth, the bird of paradise.  The island

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WWF Provides Life Insurance for Snow Leopards

WWF Provides Life Insurance for Snow Leopards

Lisa Poppleton April 30, 2012 2

It is a conflict as old as the hills: the predation of domestic livestock by a wild animal and subsequent eradication of the predator by the deprived herder.  In this era of endangered species

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Waxing of the Moon Bear

Waxing of the Moon Bear

Lisa Poppleton April 19, 2012 0

A panda may be the poster child for endangered Chinese animal species and the increasing number of Chinese conservation programs, but the Asiatic black bear shares its imperiled fate.   Named “moon bear” for the

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Heroic Monkey of The Ramayana

Heroic Monkey of The Ramayana

Lisa Poppleton April 5, 2012 0

In a yoga class last week, I had a mini-lesson on the power of myth to shape our point of view and the enriched understanding to be gained from studying world cultures. Our teacher

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