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An Absence of Ethics: Wildlife-Killing Contests in Your Backyard

An Absence of Ethics: Wildlife-Killing Contests in Your Backyard

Natural Habitat Adventures December 30, 2019 0

Wildlife-killing contests are legal in all US states, except California (2014), Vermont (2018), and parts of New Mexico (2019). These great and gratuitous events most popularly target predators, and “Old Man Coyote” is public

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Bison Can’t Leave Yellowstone

Bison Can’t Leave Yellowstone

Natural Habitat Adventures December 26, 2019 0

Ask anyone who has ever visited Yellowstone National Park (YNP) what they remember about their experience, and the response will inevitably include bison. As North America’s largest terrestrial animal, bison (Bison bison), often endearingly

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DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE: The Desire to Connect

DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE: The Desire to Connect

Natural Habitat Adventures December 19, 2019 0

In the heart of Bryce Canyon National Park, I sauntered with a small group of nature lovers through a forest of Ponderosa pines. I was guiding a natural history program, and my companions were

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My Biggest Concern for the Future of Life on Earth

My Biggest Concern for the Future of Life on Earth

Court Whelan, Ph.D. December 14, 2019 0

Court Whelan, Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel at Natural Habitat Adventures, recently sent out an insightful office-wide email, and we couldn’t resist sharing his eloquent and valid concerns with our travelers. I often

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Natural Habitat Adventures to Offset Travelers’ Lives for an Entire Year

Natural Habitat Adventures to Offset Travelers’ Lives for an Entire Year

Natural Habitat Adventures December 13, 2019 0

Natural Habitat Adventures is raising the bar on conservation yet again, offsetting a year’s worth of carbon output for anyone who joins one of the 2020 trips from our new 35th anniversary series, Climate

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Keeping Wolves at the Door: The Economic Benefits (and Struggles) of Wolves in Yellowstone

Keeping Wolves at the Door: The Economic Benefits (and Struggles) of Wolves in Yellowstone

Natural Habitat Adventures December 12, 2019 0

As the December solstice peaks and wanes, winter burrows itself deeper into the heart of Yellowstone. Geographically, Yellowstone National Park (YNP) is a cold and forbidding place in the winter. The park is a

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For Your Gifting: My Top 10 Nature-and-Travel Authors

For Your Gifting: My Top 10 Nature-and-Travel Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 10, 2019 0

While some might say that the true travel genre of books includes those “that record the experiences of an author touring a place,” I find it worthwhile to add another component into my description

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Sustainable Solutions to Preserving the Amazon

Sustainable Solutions to Preserving the Amazon

Emily Goodheart Kautz November 16, 2019 0

The Amazon, home to hundreds of culturally-unique indigenous groups and one-tenth of all known species on Earth, is a vital ecosystem where the interdependence of humans and nature is evident.  A steady stream of

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