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New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

Emily Goodheart Kautz August 21, 2019 0

Recent research has revealed that wildlife tourism is five times more lucrative than poaching. In 2018, it was found that while the illegal wildlife trade accounted for 23 billion dollars of global GDP, ecotourism

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New “Ghost Forests” Are a Sign of Climate Change

New “Ghost Forests” Are a Sign of Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 20, 2019 0

Now, at the end of August, you may think that it’s about two months too early to talk about “ghost forests.” But, in fact, they have nothing to do with Halloween—and everything to do

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: King of the Savannah

Wildlife Photo of the Week: King of the Savannah

Steve Selden August 16, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a portrait of a lion in South Africa. Photographer Wesley Whitfield captured

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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Feasting on Sardines

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Feasting on Sardines

Steve Selden August 9, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a photo of a Bryde’s whale. Photographer Mark Gottlieb captured this whale

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Fat Is Good at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Fat Is Good at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 6, 2019 0

Every summer, from about mid-June to mid-October, the grizzly bears at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska are featured in a live-cam show that you can watch via Explore.org. And

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Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in a Day: Shatters World Record

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in a Day: Shatters World Record

Emily Goodheart Kautz August 5, 2019 0

 In just 12 hours, Ethiopia planted 353,633,660 trees, shattering the previous world record for trees planted in a single day. The two most recent records were held by India: on July 2, 2017,

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What are the Big Five and Where Can I See Them?

What are the Big Five and Where Can I See Them?

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 31, 2019 0

The Lion King has left many viewers longing to visit the plains of African, conjuring up images of elephants browsing on acacia trees and amber-eyed predators prowling among golden grasses as an enormous red

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