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Engaging in global leadership
Our formal policy involvement dates back at least to the 1960s, when the African Wildlife Foundation submitted a resolution to the IUCN for creation of a French-speaking school modeled on College of African
Hippos, zebras return to Tanzania’s giraffe stronghold as poaching abates
Understanding and safeguarding Africa’s most iconic species – the elephant
AWF supported Moss’s Amboseli project from its beginning in the 1970s. The New York-raised Moss had about a year’s worth of experience studying elephants — she’d been an assistant to zoologis
A life devoted to safeguarding the African lion
Kissui has been working on li
Geladas: the extraordinary monkeys bringing tourists to Ethiopia
Conservation sniffer dogs: How a unique human-canine bond leads to wildlife detection
The dogs are only half the equation. Each one is paired with a dedicated handler — generally rangers from wildlife authorities. During training, the focus is not just on refining sniffing skills, but on the relationship.
Will Powell, director of the Canines program, says, “The dogs and their handlers must be totally in love with each other. The first week of their training is simply about creating the bond that cements the partnership for the training to come, involving play and just hanging out. Once this bond is established, we can start work.”
How one prominent nature photographer found himself a wildlife conservationist
Aliens Among Us
From an award-winning adventure and science journalist comes an eye-opening exploration of a burgeoning environmental phenomenon and the science coalescing around it.
Out of the Shadow of a Giant
Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right, and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society.
What would the Enlightenment look like from the perspective of artistes, the learned artisans with esprit, who presented themselves in contrast to philosophers, savants, and routine-bound craftsmen? Making a radical change of historical protagonists, Paola Bertucci places the mechanical arts and the world of making at the heart of the Enlightenment.
This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind’s relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces twists and turns in our construction of primate knowledge over five hundred years.
New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country’s electricity—and these personal, corporate, and government systems are all vulnerable.
Sustaining Lake Superior
Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world, has had a remarkable history, including resource extraction and industrial exploitation that caused nearly irreversible degradation. But in the past fifty years it has experienced a remarkable recovery and rebirth.
First Domestication | Yale University Press
Seismic Risk? Research Addresses Dangers of Older Concrete Buildings in U.S.
"There are hundreds of thousands of buildings that have not been retrofitted that ... are very dangerous," said structural engineer Reginald DesRoches, chair and professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Plant Plastics Seed New Tech, from Tea Bags to Miatas
Biography / Fact Sheet Jane Goodall
If you love this show, you really love it
The iconoclastic weekly program, on the air nationally since June 1996, already is a success by several objective measures — most notably, a Peabody Award in its first year. ("Holy cow, I've never seen that before!," says an impressed producer.) Within 10 months, 111 stations picked up This American Life, includin