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Posts tagged with "Conservation"

  • American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
    Nate Blakeslee

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    American Wolf

    Once, while I was watching a wolf with a group of students along a roadside in Yellowstone National Park, a National Park Service Toyota pulled up and one of the most famous wolf watchers stepped out, radio antennae in hand. As we gathered around, Rick McIntyre, a “wolf interpreter” at Yellowstone since 1994, pulled out… Read More
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    Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

    Commercial-scale food production and environmental conservation are often viewed as fundamentally at odds with one another. This documentary, based on the book of the same title by Miriam Horn, challenges that idea by bringing viewers face to face with people who produce our food and whose livelihoods depend on the land and sea. Following a… Read More
  • The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
    Sandra Markle

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    Monkey business

    Age Range: 9 – 12 years Grade Level: 4 – 7 The Great Monkey Rescue is a soberly written yet inspiring guide through the near demise and science-assisted rebound of a squirrel-sized primate known as the golden lion tamarin. The easy-to-digest text is packed with interesting facts and set against vibrant pictures of bright orange… Read More
  • Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
    Mary Ellen Hannibal

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    A citizen scientist delights in the contributions of enthusiastic volunteers

    The bighorn ram lounging on a rock watched as a group of people searched the desert floor. “I hear a signal!” someone shouted. The small group scurried around, never looking up, intent in their search for a radio-collared desert tortoise. This expedition in 1998, sponsored by the Earthwatch Institute, served as my introduction to citizen… Read More
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    Poached

    Poached is a film about the obsession that drives some Englishmen to extremes to collect wild bird eggs. These men will climb trees and cliffs—several have fallen to their deaths—in pursuit of eggs. Those of rare birds of prey, including ospreys, peregrine falcons, and hen and marsh harriers, are esteemed, but most prized of all… Read More
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    Science staff review 12 films featured at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

    In March 2016, the theaters, libraries, universities, and museums of Washington, D.C., were once again the setting for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, an annual event (now in its 24th year) featuring more than 140 Earth-friendly films. A number of the 2016 selections sought to celebrate the centennial of the U.S. National… Read More