Night and Day with WIDECAST and Ecoteach

Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), a critically endangered species, are the largest turtles on the planet.  Their size is definitely notable as they make their way onto nesting beaches to…

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The Sex Life of Musa acuminata

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never evaluated the sex life of one of the most common tropical fruits in households - Musa acuminata, also known as the banana. …

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Uluguru: Tanzania’s Newest Nature Reserve

The Uluguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania are one of the most important mountain ranges on the African continent for the conservation of biological diversity.  In addition to their biological value,…

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Great Turtle Race 2009

The Great Turtle Race 2009 officially kicks off today.  Eleven leatherback sea turtles, the largest reptiles on the planet, are taking part in this year’s great adventure.  The turtles are…

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Happy 75th Birthday, Jane Goodall!

Today, April 3, 2009 marks the 75th birthday of Dr. Jane Goodall - world renowned chimpanzee expert, dedicated conservationist, and UN Messenger of Peace.  A couple of weeks ago, I had…

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Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability…

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Crane Cam 2009

  From late February to early April each year, the Platte River Valley of south-central Nebraska is a stopover point for the largest crane gathering in the world.  A half…

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Costa Rica Named Biogem By Wildlife Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places, named Costa Rica as the first whole country to receive its Natural Biogem Award. Chosen…

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Belize Luxury Safari

For most people, the word “safari” conjures images of stalking Africa’s Big Five in an open air Land Cruiser.  And for good reason: safaris have their origins in eastern Africa. …

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