Category Archives: Conservation Projects

A New Year For Conservation

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Like years past, 2011 has been full of both triumph and loss.  Precious habitat was saved.  Conservationists continued to educate and inspire others to help preserve our natural world.  In addition, new plant and animal species were discovered; however, a few were also considered to now be extinct.  With all of our great accomplishments over the last 365 days, I… Read more »

Thank You

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This week, in the United States, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  This holiday is a time for recognizing the things and special people we are thankful for.  Aside from stuffing ourselves with roasted turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, the day is spent with friends and family.  In addition, I thought it would be the most fitting time to give… Read more »

Answer the Call for Gorilla Conservation

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  Columbite-tantalite, more commonly known as colton, is a valuable mineral that is used to manufacture capacitors found in electronic devices such as cell phones, video game systems, MP3 players, computers, and DVD player.  Colton is mined in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Ethiopia, and Mozambique.  Unfortunately, most of the world’s coltan reserves are found in the… Read more »

Student Creates Wildlife Conservation Project

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For as long as Tina Dow can remember, she’s had a passion for wildlife. Dow, a West Virginia University student, is pursuing her passion through an organization she and her husband formed – Wildlife Research and Conservation. “I don’t ever remember a time not being interested in wildlife,” Dow said. “As a kid I always felt more at home outside… Read more »

Human-Wildlife Conflict

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To most of us, looking out our window and seeing wildlife up close would be a dream come true.  However, to those people who actually share space with magnificent wild creatures on a daily basis the dream can quickly turn into a nightmare.  Human-wildlife conflicts are continuing to increase globally at an alarming rate.  Some argue that wildlife populations are… Read more »