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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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Video: Nature’s Force in Full View at Victoria Falls

Video: Nature’s Force in Full View at Victoria Falls

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 13, 2020 0

Nature is powerful. It exists by the rules that it alone sets, and it progresses on its own trajectory. Its force is far stronger than we are. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly shown us

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10 Tips for Ethical Wildlife Photography

10 Tips for Ethical Wildlife Photography

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2020 0

Those of us who like to dabble in wildlife photography have never been luckier. Today, we have unprecedented opportunities and tools to find animal subjects. Online databases, photography forums and social media yield information—sometimes

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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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Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 11, 2020 0

For almost 24 million years, say scientists, coral reefs have functioned relatively unchanged. That is, until the 1980s. Starting in that decade, tropical coral reef coverage around the world has declined by about 30

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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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Kenya’s Cattle Ranchers Conserve Wild Hartebeests—and Lion Predators

Kenya’s Cattle Ranchers Conserve Wild Hartebeests—and Lion Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 28, 2020 0

Hartebeests—the narrow-faced, savanna-adapted and unusual-looking African antelope that are native to more than 25 African countries—are on a downhill population slide. The African Wildlife Foundation estimates that there are about 360,000 of them left

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To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2020 0

Spreading around the world at the speed of light, COVID-19 has now infected more than 2.5 million people and killed almost 177,000. Although the virus’s origins are still a little murky, it’s highly likely

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