Unless you have a private boat or seaplane, the only way to get to Dry Tortugas National Park, the southernmost terminus of the United States, is on a ferry called the Yankee Freedom III that docks in Key West, Florida. The park encompasses seven islands 70 miles from both Key West and Cuba. The islands, …

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This is the second installment of Elyse DeFranco’s photography. She is a wildlife conservationist in Kenya, and chronicles her time there through the lens. This collection focuses on Lamu, a town on the northern coast of Kenya quite near Somalia. It’s one of the oldest towns in Kenya. It is an island in an archipelago …

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Elyse DeFranco chronicles her time working on wildlife conservation in Kenya, with photos from a combination of wildlife reserves in Laikipia near the base of Mt. Kenya, Samburu in the north, and the Maasai Mara in the south. [divider] Guest Contributor [/divider] Elyse DeFranco is a wildlife ecologist, photographer, and modern nomad of sorts, who has lived at research …

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If donating your time in a foreign country to support wildlife research and conservation sounds enticing, consider a volunteer vacation! Observing, measuring, recording is all part of a daily routine for biologists in the field, and you can join them as a “citizen scientist.” Even if you are well past formal school years, not to worry, you won’t …

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Women making a difference in the world of conservation are driven by their passion. They work tirelessly to implement programs that educate, inspire, and raise awareness for their cause. Ghislaine Maxwell is one such woman who campaigns internationally to protect our oceans. I am mesmerized by her enthusiasm, her passion for the underwater world, and her …

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]ecently I spoke with David Douglas, filmmaker, and Dr. Patricia Wright, primatologist, about the film they collaborated on to make, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. In typical IMAX fashion, Lemurs is visually stunning, has a resounding and beautiful Malgache soundtrack, and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. The sweeping shots of the island’s countryside are incredible …

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