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“THEY’RE LOGGING YOUR RAIN FOREST!”

“THEY’RE LOGGING YOUR RAIN FOREST!” – A young researcher in Indonesia runs into unexpected trouble at her study site Lisa M. Paciulli THE PHONE RANG in New York at 2:00 am on Easter night, 1997. Sasimar Sangchantr was on the other end, and her voice was frantic. Like me, “Sas” was a graduate student interested […]

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On the trail of new species – Annamite Mountains of Laos yields previously unknown large mammal species

On the trail of new species – Annamite Mountains of Laos yields previously unknown large mammal species – Adventure in Laos George Schaller In village huts and markets, scientists are discovering a biological treasure trove that needs protection now We follow three Hmong tribesmen along a barely discernable trail that traces ridge crests and angles […]

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Views from the rough rider

Views from the rough rider – views of Theodore Roosevelt on national parks and conservation Theodore Roosevelt Vandalism of Nature The civilized people of today look back with horror at their medieval ancestors who wantonly destroyed great works of art, or sat slothfully by while they were destroyed. We have passed that stage. We treasure […]

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Backyard Habitat Site in California Features Tree Frog Symphony

Backyard Habitat Site in California Features Tree Frog Symphony – Brief Article When NWF member Connie Pranger decided to create a modest wildlife habitat at her San Jose, California, home three years ago, she had no idea it would make her famous. “We had been putting out wading pools for frogs and decided to give […]

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Sponges Get Respect

Sponges Get Respect Doug Stewart The more researchers learn about these strangest of strange animals, the more they want to know The next time you luxuriate in a tub with a piece of natural bath sponge resting on the soap dish nearby, consider this fact: One recently discovered species of sponge is a carnivore–adept at […]

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Carolina Fence

Carolina Fence A Habitat That Promotes Both Wildlife, State Pride As a symbol of our heritage, the Carolina Fence is the perfect centerpiece for public and private habitats throughout South Carolina.–Angela Viney, executive director, South Carolina Wildlife Federation It’s a simple idea, really, but one that reflects the natural and cultural history of South Carolina: […]

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China’s Crane Experiment

China’s Crane Experiment – When wealth trickles up, peoples’ lives improve, and so do prospects for a revered bird Dave Newbart ATOP A HILL overlooking a vast wetland in southwestern China, Li Zhong- chang and Guan Yuhe joke like old friends as rare black-necked cranes feed alongside farmers tilling their fields. Such good feeling between […]

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A MALE’S WORK IS NEVER DONE

A MALE’S WORK IS NEVER DONE – In the topsy-turvy world of wattled jacanas, it’s the females who get their guys Les Line Dawn comes early on the Isthmus of Panama, and life along the Chagres River is already stirring at 5:30 am when biologist Stephen Emlen points his canoe into a mat of floating […]

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A FOOL FOR TARSIERS

A FOOL FOR TARSIERS – Once ridiculed for his quest to save the Philippines’ tiniest primates, Carlito Pizarras is now viewed as a national treasure Floyd Whaley CARLITO “LITO” PIZARRAS walks silently along a jungle trail on the island of Bohol in the central Philippines. Clad in camouflage, he listens closely for his prey. A […]

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Where cats and herders mix

Where cats and herders mix – snow leopards in Tibet and Mongolia Fiona Sunquist From Tibet to Mongolia, isolated mountain people are giving snow leopards a second chance Deep in a desolate valley in northern Pakistan, where the rocky ground is almost bare of vegetation, half a dozen mountain men sit on a flat rooftop […]