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New Year: Top 10 Things I Learned about Nature in 2014

New Year: Top 10 Things I Learned about Nature in 2014

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 30, 2014 20

The year 2014 is now in its final hours.Traditionally, during these last, waning days, we look back on what kind of year we just had, what we accomplished and what we could have done

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Seeding the Earth: When We Lose an Animal, We Lose a Forest

Seeding the Earth: When We Lose an Animal, We Lose a Forest

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 25, 2014 9

When we hear news about the declining numbers—and even near-extinction—of some of the world’s largest animals, such as tigers and rhinos, we usually think about that loss in terms of the planet’s diminishing animal biodiversity

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Half Earth: Could Setting Aside 50 Percent of the World for Wildlife Really Work?

Half Earth: Could Setting Aside 50 Percent of the World for Wildlife Really Work?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 23, 2014 21

Although experts have been warning of an imminent sixth mass extinction for almost four years, to date most conservation appeals for battling the crisis have been, at best, attempts to stem the tide. None

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Rhinos Without Borders Attempts Massive Rhino Relocation

Rhinos Without Borders Attempts Massive Rhino Relocation

Chris Miller September 7, 2014 0

The rhinos of Africa are faced with a sad reality. Every seven hours a rhinoceros life is taken by poachers, and without the help of conservation efforts, the two African rhino species face the

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Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 27, 2014 8

The spike in illegal wildlife trade continues: in 2013, poachers killed 1,004 rhinos in South Africa alone; and in 2012, some 15,000 elephants were slaughtered at 42 sites across 27 African countries, according to

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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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Video: Google Glass Aids Rhino Conservation Groundwork

Video: Google Glass Aids Rhino Conservation Groundwork

WWF April 25, 2014 0

WWF has actively been looking at how technology is transforming conservation. As a Google Glass Explorer,  WWF has started to test Field Notes, a tool biologists can use to record field data hands-free. Watch

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A Heart-warming Photo Essay: Kenyans Protecting their Wildlife

A Heart-warming Photo Essay: Kenyans Protecting their Wildlife

Emily Deemer February 10, 2014 0

The New York Times Lens recently featured a heart-warming photo essay highlighting how local communities in Kenya are working to protect their endangered wildlife. In the photo above, a ranger named Kamara is sleeping

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