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Going the extra mile (Insider)

One fine day in late November in 1998, while standing on a knife-edged, precipitous ridge some 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) above sea level in Bolivia’s Cordillera Apolobamba, I came across…
Google Earth image of the Manambolo River Canyon.

The river of blood (insider)

Madagascar has been called the “Great Red Island,” and from space, astronauts have remarked it looks like it is bleeding to death. Soil conditions and poorly vegetated hillsides mean Madagascar…
Google Earth image of the Manambolo River Canyon.
Glass frog in Siquirres, Costa Rica. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Inspiration from frogs (insider)

Frogs are incredible creatures. Usually born in water, most live the first stages of their life essentially as a fish, before undergoing a radical metamorphosis that transforms them into an…
Glass frog in Siquirres, Costa Rica. Photo by Rhett A. Butler
Puma in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.

Why top predators matter (insider)

Few species have faced such vitriolic hatred from humans as the world's top predators. Considered by many as pests, often as dangerous, they have been gunned down, poisoned, speared, finned,…
Puma in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.