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PROFILE: Clare Flemming

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PROFILE: Clare Flemming

Bats are the only native mammal on Puerto Rico today, but that was not always the case. Find out what Flemming has learned by rappelling down cliffs and climbing through caves on the island.

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Jesup Revisited

In the past century, how much has life changed in the North Pacific? Explore this question with photographs on display in eight regional museums in the Russian far east.

PROFILE: Abebe Getahun

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PROFILE: Abebe Getahun

This biologist was inspired by the Swedish scientists he encountered as a youth in Ethiopia. Learn how his career studying freshwater systems continues on an international front.

PROFILE: Jane Goodall

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PROFILE: Jane Goodall

Goodall's work studying and working to protect chimpanzees is legendary. Yet it is not the only conservation effort in which she plays an active role.

PROFILE: Jaime A. Pinkham

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PROFILE: Jaime A. Pinkham

As head of the Department of Fisheries Resource Management for the Nez Perce tribe, Pinkham sees a strong link between the protection of biological and cultural diversity.

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The Ethnobotany Reserve Project

Traditional healers are among those hurt by logging and development of the rain forest. In Central America, they've joined forces with farmers and scientists to preserve Belize's plant diversity.

Reefs in Crisis

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Reefs in Crisis

Humans have harmlessly harvested coral reefs for thousands—or even hundreds of thousands—of years. So why has our behavior in recent years suddenly put reefs at risk?

Jaguars

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Jaguars

Because they feed on everything from monkeys and pacas to armadillos and alligators, jaguars play a key role in the rain forest ecosystem. Learn how protecting them safeguards the jungles of Belize.

The Green Guerillas

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The Green Guerillas

From a humble start 25 years ago tossing seed-filled water balloons into abandoned city lots, the Green Guerillas have grown into an organization that has created and maintains 1,000 urban gardens.

Wilderness Preservation Act

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Wilderness Preservation Act

There are more than 260 distinct ecosystems in the United States. Yet only a little over half of them are in protected wilderness areas. What does it take to obtain "wilderness status"?

Restoration of the Elwha River

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Restoration of the Elwha River

In a single century, the salmon population of Washington State's Elwha River shrunk by more than 99 percent. What caused this dramatic decline, and what can be done to turn it around?

Lake Victoria

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Lake Victoria

In the world's largest tropical lake, Nile perch have eaten their way through all but one of their prey species, bringing the ecosystem close to death. But don't blame the perch—humans are at fault.

Profile: Michael Balick

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Profile: Michael Balick

Around the world, habitats are being destroyed and people are turning away from ancient traditions. Balick is working to make sure that plant wisdom isn't lost in the process.

Mapping Hot Springs on the Deep Ocean Floor

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Mapping Hot Springs on the Deep Ocean Floor

At the bottom of the ocean, how do scientists find their way around? This marine geologist's work includes helping to create accurate, high-resolution maps of the sea floor.

Mapping Mt. Rainier

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Mapping Mt. Rainier

Beneath the glacier-clad summit of Mt. Rainier lies an active volcano, which has more than once produced enough molten rock to bury an area the size of Tacoma and Seattle combined almost 10 feet under.

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