Some states now advocate coexistence with–rather than killing of–coyotes

By Erica Cirino In an opinion piece for the Cape Cod Times earlier this month, Carl Safina and I wrote about coexisting with coyotes—as millions of people in fact do. We juxtaposed a Cape Cod coyote-killing contest against a San Francisco newspaper deliveryman who every morning gives a particular coyote their own paper. That coyote…

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Finding Parallels Between Two Newly Independent Countries

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991.  A decade later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- Expedition Journal: Izbrisani I…

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Hunting is Not a Hot Topic: An Interview with Dereck and Beverly Joubert

I was in the middle of a profile interview with wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert for a prominent South African magazine. We were chatting about their incredible experiences in the Botswana wilderness and some of their current projects, including an upcoming National Geographic film called Game of Lions. I was keen to keep the…

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Young People Look to Old Ways of Hunting and Gathering

National Geographic Young Explorers Charu Jaiswal, Sarah Robert and Jenny Miller are embarking on a one-month expedition to Alaska documenting food scarcity and a revival of hunting and gathering among young people. Follow team’s updates from the field on Explorers Journal. —— We are National Geographic Society’s newest Young Explorers grantees and we’re filming a…

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