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Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2019 1

Across the world, they go by many names: downs, prairies, pampas, rangelands, steppes, savannas or velds. But what all of these landscapes have in common is that grass is their naturally dominant vegetation. These “grasslands” occupy what I

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Inside an Amazon River Cruise

Inside an Amazon River Cruise

WWF February 4, 2019 0

I recently had the opportunity to go on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip to Peru, which included a river cruise on the Amazon.  It was an amazing trip and gave me the opportunity to experience

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Conservation Comes Full Circle

Conservation Comes Full Circle

WWF January 16, 2019 0

About 20 years ago at the start of my career, I jumped on an opportunity to work with WWF in Peru, where I found myself traveling often to the far reaches of the Peruvian

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The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 15, 2019 3

It’s mid-January, the time some people call the “doldrums,” a period of feeling low energy and a lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year season of celebration and parties. It can be

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New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 1, 2019 5

My father never had the “urge for going,” as songwriter-singer Joni Mitchell calls it—the desire to travel. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a

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A Sneeze is Worth a Thousand Words

A Sneeze is Worth a Thousand Words

WWF December 26, 2018 0

An African safari has always made me imagine iconic species such as elephants, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, zebra, giraffe… beautiful animals that represent the incredibly diversity of life on Earth, and their fragility. Yet in

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