World Heritage Site Threatened by Coal Mine

A priceless World Heritage Site in South Africa is highly endangered by an open-cast, coal, strip-mine operating recklessly right on its boundary – and that is now set to expand! Mapungubwe National Park – a World Heritage Site and critically important transfrontier...

Elephant Death Rites

One of those small happenings where the elephant and the human worlds meet ….. Villagers from Wami told me about an elephant that had died nearby from natural causes (old age or disease). A group of about 6-8 elephants remained, standing around and apparently watching...

iLCP on the Chesapeake Bay

This week, iLCP photographers take to the Bay (the Chesapeake Bay that is) to highlight the importance of the Bay and the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.   Seven iLCP photographers and two guest photographers, many of whom have a special relationship with or live in...

Other side of the globe — Same issue

Right now, there is great focus and concern on the Gulf coast – and rightly so.  The impacts of the Gulf oil spill on the ecological systems and human communities are tragic and likely not yet fully realized.  Recovery from this disaster will be a long, slow...

5 Conservation Tips Every Backpacker Should Know

Most backpackers have a deep respect and appreciation for nature. Not all backpackers understand that it is important to demonstrate this respect by backpacking in a manner that ensures the land used is not harmed or damaged in anyway. If all backpackers follow some...

The World’s Rarest Trees

As I was blissfully looking out my window (trying to think of a compelling blog topic) I noticed a few beautiful trees.  It’s a gorgeous sunny summer day in Boulder and with the fair amount of rain we’ve gotten so far this summer, things are reasonable...

The Rain has arrived in Mali!

We are breathing a sigh of relief as it has been raining since the beginning of June and so far the rains are good! This year was very tough for the elephants. Usually they rely on the lake of Banzena for water at this time of year, but this year it was crowded with...
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