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The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 2, 2013 11

On December 28, 1973, President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law. And, as with most of us who approach a 40th-birthday milestone, it’s time for reflection: have the act’s past four

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Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 25, 2013 19

Despite antipoaching patrols, increased arrests, relocation and unmanned security drones, it seems we’re losing the battle against wildlife poachers. Already in the first six months of 2013, for example, in South Africa alone, 428

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Rare Video Footage of Wild Pandas

Rare Video Footage of Wild Pandas

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 21, 2013 10

Giant pandas are among the world’s most uncommon and elusive animals. China’s State Forestry Administration estimates that there are only about 1,600 of them remaining in the wild, down from 2,500 in the 1970s.

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Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2013 2

When images of a wild giant panda gnawing on a takin carcass in China’s Sichuan Province were recently captured on motion-sensor cameras, researchers were caught by surprise. Although pandas are technically carnivores, their diets

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Video: The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Video: The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2012 16

As with the film footage of the last known imperial woodpecker or the remains of the last passenger pigeon, seeing video of the final member of any animal’s kind is sad and eerie, and

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Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2012 7

Our landscapes have a practical element that can’t be denied. They respond to and reflect back the physical forces of nature—drought, storms and temperatures certainly all have their impact on the health of the

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Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2012 29

I used to think that some of the world’s best nature and travel books could be found in the children’s section of my local bookstore. On those dedicated shelves were tales of exotic islands

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Could Save-the-Environment Messages Use a Little Selfishness?

Could Save-the-Environment Messages Use a Little Selfishness?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 8, 2012 9

As someone who loves wild, natural places, you’ve heard plenty of dire environmental alerts and communications. There are more tigers in people’s backyards than there are tigers in the wild. Rhinos are being poached

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