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I have written about wildlife conservation, climate change, circular economics, and a variety of other environmental topics for BBC, Mongabay, Earth Island Journal, Sustainability Times, and a bunch of other publications.

To Save a Forest, Look to the Women (YES! Magazine)

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Women often suffer the most from environmental degradation. A nonprofit in Colombia is trying to make their needs central to conservation. Sara Inés Lara, leader of Colombia-based bird conservation organization Fundación ProAves, got her first taste of conservation’s potential more than 30 years ago. She grew up in one of the most biodiverse places in the world, …

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Conservationist Fights for Persian Leopards in Iraqi Kurdistan (Earth Island Journal)

After the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988), which severely degraded Iraqi nature, Persian leopards (Panthera pardus tulliana) were thought to be locally extinct. The war left the country with mountains covered with millions of landmines and many species with vastly depleted numbers. So nobody expected this endangered species — the world’s largest leopard — to remain in the …

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In the Colombian Andes, a forest corridor staves off species extinction (Mongabay)

In 2006, the world’s leading hummingbird photographer, Luis Mazariegos, visited La Mesenia, an isolated village in Colombia’s western Andes. He had no idea that besides taking a picture of the recently rediscovered glittering starfrontlet (Coeligena orina), he would find a place that hosts overwhelming biodiversity. The forests here, spanning altitudes from 1,700 to 3,170 meters …

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The long shot that saved Belize’s coral (BBC)

When Hurricane Iris hit southern Belize in 2001, the country’s magnificent corals were destroyed. But within 10 years, a radical restoration project brought the reef back to life. Read my story about the amazing work of the Belizean nonprofit Fragments of Hope on BBC Future Planet. Credit: Fragments of HOpe

Thriving population of endangered monkeys gives hope to conservationists (Mongabay)

While in many places, ecosystems and wildlife are under increasing threat and suffering population declines, Vietnam’s Van Long Nature Reserve provides a light in the darkness. The reserve is home to the largest population of Delacour’s langurs (Trachypithecus delacouri), a critically endangered monkey species endemic to the country and numbering fewer than 300 in the …

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An initiative in Sumatra leads the way in saving endangered pangolins and slow lorises (Sustainability Times)

The illegal trade in pangolins and slow lorises in Indonesia has gained a lot of media attention, yet that has had only a small effect on combating the actual trade itself. In many areas of the country, these two critically endangered species have gone extinct due to a lack of law enforcement and specialized protection. …

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Seth M. Siegel: Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World

poor African kids

“There are many great reasons to come to the Czech Republic, but going to Moser stores is high on my list.” That’s how the interview with Seth M. Siegel, a water activist and a New York Times bestselling author of Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, started. Seth was supposed to …

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