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It’s Pronounced “FOO-sa”

My friends managing the My Wonderful World blog posted an interview today with ecologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and all-around great guy Luke Dollar. He describes his decision to pursue a career in conservation science after finding a forest he wandered in as a child abruptly clear-cut, his work with Madagascar’s fossa (the island’s largest...

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My friends managing the My Wonderful World blog posted an interview today with ecologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and all-around great guy Luke Dollar. He describes his decision to pursue a career in conservation science after finding a forest he wandered in as a child abruptly clear-cut, his work with Madagascar’s fossa (the island’s largest endemic predator—it’s pronounced “FOO-sa”), grassroots efforts to engage the Malagasy people in wildlife conservation, and citizen science with EarthWatch volunteers.

Read the interview here!

Fossa photograph by Luke Dollar

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