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Celebrate International Whale Shark Day with 7 Fun Facts about Whale Sharks

Celebrate International Whale Shark Day with 7 Fun Facts about Whale Sharks

Emily Deemer August 30, 2013 23

In 2008, a group of over 40 whale shark experts at the International Whale Shark Conference in Isla Holbox decided that August 30th should be dedicated to celebrating whale sharks, educating people about them

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Coming to Mailbox Near You: Our Greenest Catalog Yet

Coming to Mailbox Near You: Our Greenest Catalog Yet

guest August 29, 2013 0

Natural Habitat Adventures has wrapped up design on our 2014-15 Catalog of the World’s Greatest Nature Journeys, and we wanted to give our Good Nature readers the first look. Our Creative Director, Mark Hickey,

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Gorillas Thwart Poachers: Should Animals Be Trained to Participate in Their Own Conservation?

Gorillas Thwart Poachers: Should Animals Be Trained to Participate in Their Own Conservation?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2013 32

Those of us who have been lucky enough to share our lives with myriad pets over the years need no further proof that nonhuman animals have a high degree of intelligence. Scientists, however, do

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Listen to the Howls of Wolves

Listen to the Howls of Wolves

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 22, 2013 20

Wolves are capable of many vocalizations, including barks, growls, moans, snarls, whimpers, whines, and yelps. But even though they make these sounds a lot more often than they howl, it is that sustained, doleful

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Could a New “Voice Recognition” Software Program Help Protect Wolves?

Could a New “Voice Recognition” Software Program Help Protect Wolves?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 20, 2013 11

Seeing a wolf in the wild is one of those lump-in-your-throat moments that you never forget. One of my first such experiences was in the Lamar Valley during a trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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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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