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Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 23, 2017 0

Despite what you may have learned in elementary school, there were probably no turkeys at the first Thanksgiving. The written menu listed fowl, but this most likely meant ducks, goose, grouse, passenger pigeons, swans—or

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Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 14, 2017 0

After more than 50 years, the largest captive-breeding-and-release program for whooping cranes is closing. Housed at the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, the $1.5 million program was cut from

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Be Informed. Buy Informed.

Be Informed. Buy Informed.

WWF November 1, 2017 0

Last year, the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (USWTA), a global coalition focused on reducing illegal wildlife products sold in the United States, announced several new partners from the Travel & Tourism industry, including Natural Habitat

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Mexico’s Monarchs Return for the Day of the Dead

Mexico’s Monarchs Return for the Day of the Dead

Wendy Redal November 1, 2017 1

All Souls Day, observed on November 2, is a little-known holiday in most of the U.S. outside of some Catholic circles, but in Mexico, the date is heralded by a remarkable natural phenomenon that

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Endangered Orangutans of Borneo

Endangered Orangutans of Borneo

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl October 16, 2017 0

Known as “the man of the forest,” the unique, colorful, highly intelligent orangutan went from an estimated 300,000 individuals in 1900 to only a handful of remaining populations today. And nowhere else is there

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A Kaleidoscope of Wildlife on Africa’s Largest Island

A Kaleidoscope of Wildlife on Africa’s Largest Island

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl October 9, 2017 0

Madagascar is indeed a world apart, a wildlife kaleidoscope, both visually and verbally! Its rain forests are home to primitive primates such as diademed sifakas, indri and tenrecs, while unique flora like baobabs and

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