China Bans Domestic Ivory Trade

Last week China made headlines for announcing a policy shift that would the ban the domestic ivory trade, which will likely curb the tide of ivory that has fueled the largest ivory market on Earth, an economy that has helped drive a decline in African elephants that is plaguing a continent. A recent article by…

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Obama Creates BEARS EARS AND GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENTS

On December 28th, President Obama announced the designation of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada. In doing so, the president has boldly protected two places of utmost culture, recreation and conservation value for future generations. The Bears Ears region has long faced aggressive attempts from oil…

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What Happened At Standing Rock

The Dakota Access Pipeline has captured the hearts and minds of America for months, yet just last week a decision was made by the Army Core of Engineers to halt construction of the contentious stretch of pipeline slated to run under the Missouri River. This issue is far from simple with regards to the social,…

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Why We Shouldn’t Drill For Oil In The Arctic Wildlife Refuge

The Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada have fought for three decades to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. Today outdoor apparel company Patagonia and non-profit conservation group Alaska Wilderness League released The Refuge, a 15-minute film telling the story of two Gwich’in women…

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Chasing Wolverines With Help From Ultra-Runners

National Geographic: Wolverines were thought to have disappeared from Utah’s northeastern wilderness due to overhunting and trapping. But images from a 2014 camera trap show that this elusive carnivore may be returning to the area. A conservation group founded by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish is recruiting ultra-runners to help with the exhaustive search…

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