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Esteros del Iberá —Rewilding & Inspiring

“Sustained by values that are based on an eco-centric view of the world, prioritizing the importance of ecosystems and all forms of life therein, regardless of their use to man.” (Excerpt from the Conservation Land Trust’s mission) Esteros del Iberá —Rewilding & Inspiring My mom stumbled upon Esteros del Ibera (the World’s second-largest freshwater reservoir) […]

Captive Breeding Programs: Which Shade o...

Increasingly zoo experts are questioning the effectiveness of isolated ex situ breeding for conservation. Some have argued along these lines that “there are far too many endangered species and not nearly enough space to breed them all in captivity and, in many cases, far too little habitat remaining in which to reintroduce them. In addition, […]

Protecting the Elusive Peruvian Bear

“We can prevent starvation and the suffering of spectacled bears by protecting their habitat and engaging local villages in conservation.” —Robyn Appleton In 2016, Sam joined a conservation volunteer mission in Peru led by the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society. After she returned we chatted with Sam, wanting to hear more about her time with this small […]

Orangutan Health Field Research in Sumat...

Back in the field at the end of this month! Sharan was in Malaysia helping the establishment of a wildlife corridor earlier in October. This time, Claire is leaving for Sumatra to join a veterinary science program, with Orangutan Health Project (OHP), that researches the special behavior and ecological conditions necessary to maintain health in wild orangutans, using parasitic […]