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CITES: Can a Crackdown on Wildlife Crime Wait Another Year?

CITES: Can a Crackdown on Wildlife Crime Wait Another Year?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 27, 2013 15

Just two weeks ago, on March 14 and 15, 2013, in southern Chad near the country’s border with Cameroon, poachers killed at least 86 elephants—maybe more. The victims included 33 pregnant females and 15n calves. The

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New Video of a Rare Snow Leopard

New Video of a Rare Snow Leopard

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 21, 2013 19

Snow leopards are powerful and beautiful big cats, native to the mountains of central Asia. Insulated by thick hair and possessing wide, fur-covered feet that act as natural snowshoes, they are well adapted to

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Soundscape Ecology: A Real Conservation Tool or Exercise in Nostalgia?

Soundscape Ecology: A Real Conservation Tool or Exercise in Nostalgia?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 19, 2013 9

When trying to measure the impact we humans have made on the natural world, we often concentrate on the number of animal species that have been lost or the plants that are disappearing. In

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Outside Magazine Names Nat Hab “Outfitter of the Year”

Outside Magazine Names Nat Hab “Outfitter of the Year”

Wendy Redal March 13, 2013 0

Outside magazine has announced its annual travel awards, and guess who nabbed the top adventure travel company spot? We did! Outside named Natural Habitat Adventures the world’s best outfitter for 2013. And we couldn’t be

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Are Fences the Last, Best Hope for African Lions?

Are Fences the Last, Best Hope for African Lions?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2013 17

“Good fences make good neighbors” is a mid-17th-century proverb, popularized by author Robert Frost in his 1914 poem “Mending Wall.” According to a new report published last week, that may just be the case—especially

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Shutting Up in the Dolomites with a World-Class Adventurer | Ben’s Musings

Shutting Up in the Dolomites with a World-Class Adventurer | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler March 11, 2013 1

I fancy myself an adventure traveler, but the truth is that compared to those serious adventure guys – the fellas who shave at 6 am and have full beards by noon – I don’t

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