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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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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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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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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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Fernandina Giant Tortoise Found After <br> 113 Years of ‘Extinction’

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Found After
113 Years of ‘Extinction’

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 22, 2019 0

More great news for the Galapagos! A species of giant tortoise, believed to have been extinct for the past 113 years, has been found on the island of Fernandina. This historic discovery comes a

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Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 18, 2018 0

If you were asked to name active volcano sites around the world, you’d probably include places such as Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park and Iceland, the country often labeled “the land of fire and ice.”

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