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Botswana’s Changing Lands: Elephants Not to Blame

Botswana’s Changing Lands: Elephants Not to Blame

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 10, 2020 0

The African nation of Botswana is believed to have the world’s largest population of wild elephants. While the exact number is hard to pinpoint, estimates are that there are between 118,000 to 130,000. While those

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Three Laws I’d Enact If I Ruled the World

Three Laws I’d Enact If I Ruled the World

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 27, 2020 0

With the presidential election coming up next week, I can’t help but think about the future of our world—mostly the next four years—and what it will look like. There are so many things that

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Elephant Poaching in the Pandemic

Elephant Poaching in the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 8, 2020 0

You probably already know the perilous position that the world’s elephants are currently negotiating. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has officially listed the Asian elephant as endangered and the African elephant

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Patagonia Ice and the Pandemic Stories It Will Tell

Patagonia Ice and the Pandemic Stories It Will Tell

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2020 0

With temperatures predicted to top 90 degrees Fahrenheit all week in Wisconsin where I live, I, of course, have been thinking about ice. For the past two decades, in fact, my thoughts have often

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Top 10 Underwater Wildlife Encounters in the Galápagos

Top 10 Underwater Wildlife Encounters in the Galápagos

WWF August 6, 2020 0

The Galápagos offers incredible wildlife encounters including bumbling blue-footed boobies, playful seal colonies, and iconic giant tortoises. But island wildlife is just one side of the experience. The Galápagos’ ocean habitat is nearly six

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Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2020 0

Imagine that you are lactose intolerant, and then you discover that all of the grocery stores in your vicinity sell only dairy products. That’s how a Duke University, North Carolina, ecologist describes the predicament

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Update: Wildfires in Brazil

Update: Wildfires in Brazil

WWF July 30, 2020 0

The Pantanal has fascinated me since I first learned about it in a documentary ten years ago.  It is a world of contrasts with dramatically different wet and dry seasons, and a land of many uses spanning three countries. Home to the elusive jaguar, other varieties of wildlife, spectacular landscapes, and Brazil’s rich cowboy

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Good News for Wildlife: Rare South American Bush Dogs Spotted in Costa Rica

Good News for Wildlife: Rare South American Bush Dogs Spotted in Costa Rica

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 14, 2020 0

Stories of animals venturing into and enjoying new places have been one bright spot during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic of 2020. But even before we had heard of the word coronavirus—a little over a

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