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What is Biodiversity and Why Does it Matter?

What is Biodiversity and Why Does it Matter?

Hannah Wagner February 29, 2020 0

When I was little, I learned about dinosaurs and extinction in the same breath. Those tree trunk sized leg bones I saw at the museum belonged to animals that died out millions of years

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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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Inside an Amazon River Cruise

Inside an Amazon River Cruise

WWF February 4, 2019 0

I recently had the opportunity to go on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip to Peru, which included a river cruise on the Amazon. It was an amazing trip and gave me the opportunity to experience the

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Conservation Comes Full Circle

Conservation Comes Full Circle

WWF January 16, 2019 1

About 20 years ago at the start of my career, I jumped on an opportunity to work with WWF in Peru, where I found myself traveling often to the far reaches of the Peruvian

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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Hidden Amazon

Hidden Amazon

WWF August 29, 2018 0

The Amazon is teeming with wildlife. While traveling with Natural Habitat Adventures, I had the chance to see so many charismatic species, including pink and gray river dolphins, seemingly endless bird species like kingfishers

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More Animals and More Biodiversity Mean More CO2 Storing

More Animals and More Biodiversity Mean More CO2 Storing

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 28, 2018 1

Forests are important in our warming world. As we burn fossil fuels—such as coal, gas and oil—and cut down and burn forests for agricultural fields, the released carbon dioxide spreads across the planet. That,

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The Heartbeats and Songs of Trees

The Heartbeats and Songs of Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2018 13

I’m a tree hugger from way back; in fact, you could say I was hugging trees before tree hugging was cool. So when a book titled The Songs of Trees recently hit store shelves, I

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