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January 23, 2019
It is a scorching July morning in the lower part of Peru’s Madre de Dios river. Armed with tablets, printed questionnaires, and pens, a local guide, social science students Lara von Hildebrand and Amy Young,...
Isabelle Parsons
January 09, 2019
Since its establishment in 2015, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary has grown in all directions. Reteti is now home to 14 calves and 52 permanent staff with construction of a new workshop, staff accommodation, store and...
January 08, 2019
In November, I joined an adventurous expedition to the southern islands of the Gulf of California. The expedition left Cabo San Lucas on the Searcher, a 98-foot vessel weighing almost 100 tons, which was...
January 08, 2019
In November, I joined an adventurous expedition to the southern islands of the Gulf of California. The expedition left Cabo San Lucas on the Searcher, a 98-foot vessel weighing almost 100 tons, which was...
Charles Alex
January 02, 2019
As a veterinarian and a trainee in a combined UC Davis/San Diego Zoo pathology residency program, I spent a year working with the Disease Investigations team at the San Diego Zoo Global Institute for...
Jonathan Molina
January 02, 2019
Research allows me to be the very first to see and understand a new piece of information. As soon as the results pop up on the screen, no one else in the world knows about their existence but me and my lab mates....
January 02, 2019
These creatures may hang out in our guts, crawl on our skin, or embed themselves in our organs. Many world travelers fall victim to these tiny foes while traveling in less familiar lands. Who are these creatures I...
December 27, 2018
After the first solar-powered GPS transmitter was put on a burrowing owl for our research in January 2017, my life and my coworkers’ lives have been engulfed with tracking burrowing owls all around Southern...
December 27, 2018
For many years I have easily been able to spot a radio tracked koala, how? By the telltale sign of a collar around its neck. But technology is changing and so is how we are tracking koalas in Australia. Part of my...
December 27, 2018
For the past 16 years I have been involved with koala research at the San Diego Zoo in one way or another. This has led to some wonderful collaborations with field researchers in Australia that we support via funds...

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