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Scouting the Skies and Combing the Beaches in the Galapagos Islands

Scouting the Skies and Combing the Beaches in the Galapagos Islands

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 20, 2014 3

Ever since the Galapagos Islands first appeared in an atlas in 1570, people have been curious about the archipelago and the unique animals and flora that abound there. Pirates, scientists, “royalty,” whalers, and even

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Video: Red-Tailed Hawk and Bull Snake Mix-Up

Video: Red-Tailed Hawk and Bull Snake Mix-Up

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2014 5

Predator meeting prey is part of the circle of life in nature. All living organisms need nutrition to produce the energy required to run their systems. Sometimes that predator-prey relationship is extremely clear, such

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Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals: Powerful Protections or Paper Tigers?

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals: Powerful Protections or Paper Tigers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 11, 2014 11

From the tiny monarch butterfly to the immense wildebeest of Africa, many of the world’s animal species take on great migrations. Those epic travels may involve seasonal journeys of thousands of miles, traversing multiple

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Travel Tale: Getting Down to the Bones in Patagonia

Travel Tale: Getting Down to the Bones in Patagonia

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 23, 2014 12

Bones are everywhere in Patagonia. They dry on the brown steppes and jut up from the desert’s gray floor. They protrude like blue spikes through the surface of lakes and bleach white on the

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Counting Wild Tigers by 2016: Will It Help Save Them?

Counting Wild Tigers by 2016: Will It Help Save Them?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 14, 2014 10

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, thirteen countries that have wild tiger populations agreed to take part in a global census of the endangered big cats. The hope is that this count will then lead

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5 National Parks in Costa Rica You Shouldn’t Miss

5 National Parks in Costa Rica You Shouldn’t Miss

WWF October 8, 2014 0

Thankfully, the country of Costa Rica recognized the gift of its incredible biodiversity early on, and began protecting it with an extensive network of national parks, wildlife refuges and biological reserves. Our four Costa

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