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Live Theater Delivers Important Lessons About Ocean Conservation

Milwaukee might be thousands of miles from an ocean, but boy do we have a Great Lake. Our city sits on the western coast of Lake Michigan, which stretches beyond the horizon for about 118 miles. So you can excuse us … Continue reading

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Meet the AquaVan Operations Lead: Lydia Gibson at the Vancouver Aquarium

Describe your job: I work with the Vancouver Aquarium’s classroom on wheels, the AquaVan. For four to seven weeks at a time, we travel throughout various provinces in Canada, bringing marine education programs into schools and communities. We bring with … Continue reading

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AZA Zoos Unite to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict in Africa

Human-wildlife conflict is a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation worldwide.  As human populations increase, development expands, and the global climate changes, people and wildlife are forced into greater direct competition for shrinking resources. Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating … Continue reading

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Meet the Farm Manager: Tori Mason at the Nashville Zoo

Describe your job: I manage the Grassmere Historic Farm at the Nashville Zoo, which includes a ca. 1810 historic house museum with 95 percent original belongings, the outbuildings (smokehouse, kitchen, carriage barn, plus a family cemetery), and the livestock barn which houses … Continue reading

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Back from the Brink – Little Known Prairie Species Rebounds

Conservation stories are not hard to come by these days, but one that jumps out at me every time I see it involves efforts to save one of North America’s most endangered mammals, the black-footed ferret.   The ferrets once ranged … Continue reading

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