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Illegal Logging
Conservation
Judith Westveer

Down the logging road

As a novice conservation ecologist I had the adventurous task of monitoring wildlife populations in the Peruvian Amazon. My perspiring students and I would walk in a straight line through

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Wildlife
Therany Gonzales Ojeda

Birding in the Amazon

Birding in the Amazon is just a wonderful activity! It became one of my favorite activities when I had the opportunity to participate in a bird’s inventory in the Peruvian

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Conservation
Judith Westveer

On a quest for gold 

The first time I visited Madre de Dios, Peru, was in 2010. I took a boat up the Tambopata River, and saw that the water was laced with golden glitter

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Indigenous Cultures
Brian Griffiths

Machacando Masato

The air in the kitchen shimmers with the heat, but Marina doesn’t sweat as she leans over her moledor to begin pounding yet another batch of boiled, steaming yuca waiting

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Conservation
Carolyn Keller

Invasive Species: The Art of Attention

In a world fundamentally altered, and existentially threatened by climate change, it would benefit all of us to become far more adept at the art of care and careful attention – so that we stop creating problems we don’t know how to fix.

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