How Protected are Protected Areas? The Data Might Shock You.

How Protected are Protected Areas? The Data Might Shock You.

Rollbacks on Protected Areas Sets a Dangerous Precedent A protected area is a legally defined geographical space that’s actively managed to protect it in the long term from destructive human activities. These areas are crucial to the conservation of vulnerable species as well as the preservation of places of spiritual importance to indigenous people. However, […]

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Mallows Bay-Potomac River Proposed New Marine Sanctuary One Step Closer To Designation

Mallows Bay-Potomac River Proposed New Marine Sanctuary One Step Closer To Designation

The first new National Marine Sanctuary in many years, which will be the closest one to the nation’s Capitol, took another important step toward final approval last Friday when the final Environmental Impact Statement for the sanctuary was published in the Federal Register. 

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One Wild Kingdom Thing: A Tribute To Jim Fowler

One Wild Kingdom Thing: A Tribute To Jim Fowler

Last week, the man who introduced the baby boomer generation (and their parents) to the “Wild Kingdom” of animals and nature, JIm Fowler, passed away at the age of 89.  For more than 20 years, the show he co-hosted with Marlon Perkins, brought the “wonders of the natural world to millions of couch-bound Americans, mixing […]

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Interview of the Week:  Azzedine Downes, ifaw

Interview of the Week: Azzedine Downes, ifaw

Azzedine is the President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, where he leads their efforts to help people and animals thrive together in more than 40 countries around the globe. ODP:  IFAW just celebrated its 50th anniversary. What have been the organization’s greatest accomplishments? AD:  From humble beginnings 50 years ago, IFAW […]

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Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva

Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva

Since Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives, climate change and conservation are finally back on the agenda in Congress. As our last interview of Earth Week, we wanted to chat with the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, about his priorities for the committee and how his party can […]

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One stunning thing: NatGeo’s Photos of Life on Earth

One stunning thing: NatGeo’s Photos of Life on Earth

As we close out Earth Week we wanted to leave you with a reminder of what we’re fighting for when we work to save our planet. Take a look at NatGeo’s stunning roundup of 50 photos that depict life on Earth. We were particularly fond of #12 above. NatGeo’s photos allow us to experience and […]

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