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WWF Provides Life Insurance for Snow Leopards

WWF Provides Life Insurance for Snow Leopards

Lisa Poppleton April 30, 2012 2

It is a conflict as old as the hills: the predation of domestic livestock by a wild animal and subsequent eradication of the predator by the deprived herder.  In this era of endangered species

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Dolphin Stampede

Dolphin Stampede

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2012 9

In September 2008 while their boat was in the Sea of Cortez between Isla Ángel de la Guarda and Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico, some fishermen encountered a pod of dolphins. The animals are

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A Week of National Parks

A Week of National Parks

breanna.draxler April 25, 2012 0

by Breanna Draxler Pull out your hiking boots and put on your backpack. It’s National Parks Week! From April 22 to 29, you can visit any national park in the U.S. for free! You’ve

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African Safari on Foot: Trekking in Kenya

African Safari on Foot: Trekking in Kenya

guest April 25, 2012 0

By Mark Hickey NHA Creative Director If you’ve ever been on safari in Africa, you know how impressive it is to watch wildlife from an open 4X4 vehicle on a game drive. But watching

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All-White Orca Spotted off Russia’s East Coast

All-White Orca Spotted off Russia’s East Coast

Wendy Redal April 24, 2012 0

Dubbed “Iceberg” by researchers, an unusual full-grown all-white male orca has been sighted by scientists in the Commander Islands off Kamchatka in the Russian Far East. The orca’s 6.5-foot-high dorsal fin stood out among

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More Penguins—and People—in Antarctica than Previously Thought

More Penguins—and People—in Antarctica than Previously Thought

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 24, 2012 5

There are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought, stated the National Science Foundation in mid April. That’s certainly good news, as concerns about the effects of global warming on penguin

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