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The scars on our land

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

 

I read recently that if you added up all of the land in the world that has been cleared for crops it would add up to a piece of land roughly the size of South America.

The rolling pastures of the Belgian countryside
The rolling pastures of the Belgian countryside

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primatologist bio: mayor

Mireya Mayor discovered the smallest primate species before the age of 30, she has swum with giant squids, great whites, followed in the footsteps of Henry Morton Stanley during his expedition down the Congo River, been in a plane crash, chased by elephants and trekked to the most remote corners of the globe. She is a primatologist, and more importantly she is an explorer.mayor-resting

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Want to be a citizen scientist?

Gregg Treinish is described by National Geographic as an adventurer and conservationist. Avid hiker and explorer turned biologist, Treinish began to work doing field research. After wandering the globe studying many species, from sturgeon to lynx, he founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. If you dream of being an avid conservationist but don’t have the wallet, this is a great way to get involved.

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olinguito

Hiding deep in the Andean Cloud Forests of Columbia and Ecuador was the little, brown, arboreal animal that avoided detection until very recently. The olinguito is the first carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. For quite some time it was mislabeled in zoo’s and museums as an olingo, which looks fairly similar but tends to be about double the weight, but with a similar body structure. People simply believed it was just a small olingo.

Photo from National Geographic
Photo from National Geographic

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a love for lions

Happy world lion day! While doing my routine daily scroll through National Geographic’s website I came across something new. Something titled¬†The Serengeti Lion.¬† This website is dedicated to photos, videos, and sound bytes from the Vumbi pride.

From National Geographic
From National Geographic

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