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5 Iconic At-Risk Species (And Where to Travel to See Them)

5 Iconic At-Risk Species (And Where to Travel to See Them)

Natural Habitat Adventures July 15, 2015 7

This is a guest post by Matt Kareus, Editor in Chief of The Safarist and About Galapagos, and Executive Director of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association. Many of our planet’s most iconic species

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Five Years after Deepwater Horizon, Arctic Drilling Okayed

Five Years after Deepwater Horizon, Arctic Drilling Okayed

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2015 20

Just over five years ago, on the evening of April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded off the coast of Louisiana, rupturing the Macondo exploration well below it. For the next

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Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Nonthreatened Species?

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Nonthreatened Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 19, 2015 0

The classical elemental forces of nature are air, earth, fire and water. But there are other great environmental powers that have a beating heart, such as when millions of wild animals come together as

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Earth Day 2015: the Good, the Bad and the Silenced

Earth Day 2015: the Good, the Bad and the Silenced

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 21, 2015 9

Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day 2015, the 45th celebration of what started out as a true grassroots movement—the environmental likes of which we haven’t seen since. Last year, on Earth Day 2014, I

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Video: If Whales Swam Among Us, Would We Care More for Them?

Video: If Whales Swam Among Us, Would We Care More for Them?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2015 2

Big, charismatic animals, such as polar bears and bison, are the ones that seem to grab our hearts—sometimes to the exclusion of other, well-deserving but smaller threatened species. At other times, especially when large

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Travel Tales: Face to Face With The Mountain Gorillas Of Rwanda

Travel Tales: Face to Face With The Mountain Gorillas Of Rwanda

Natural Habitat Adventures May 19, 2014 0

Valerie Wimberly, a Sky Ambassador in Nat Hab’s air department, shares reflections and photos from her recent trip to Rwanda to see Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas. After only an hour or so of hiking

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Back a Ranger & Help Stop Wildlife Crime

Back a Ranger & Help Stop Wildlife Crime

Emily Deemer August 17, 2013 1

WWF calls rangers the “unsung heroes of conservation,” bravely working as the first line of defense to protect the world’s most endangered species from poachers in the illegal wildlife trade.  If you’ve been lucky

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Are Grizzlies Losing Federal Protections Too Soon?

Are Grizzlies Losing Federal Protections Too Soon?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 23, 2013 19

When Lewis and Clark were exploring the West in 1805, it’s estimated that 50,000 to 100,000 grizzly bears roamed the Great Plains. But by the late 1800s, as the West was getting settled, large animals were

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