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Best Conservation Christmas Gift: a Federal Duck Stamp

Best Conservation Christmas Gift: a Federal Duck Stamp

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 9, 2014 7

If you’ve got a wildlife and nature enthusiast on your holiday shopping list—and I’m sure you do if you’re reading this article—I have the perfect gift idea for you. It isn’t expensive, it’s beautiful,

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A Tale of Two Turkeys: the North American Bird and a Eurasian Country

A Tale of Two Turkeys: the North American Bird and a Eurasian Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2014 10

Native to the United States and Mexico, the turkey has become our traditional main course on Thanksgiving all across our nation. So, how did a strictly North American bird come to share a moniker

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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 12

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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