Grades 9-12

PROFILE: Penelope Bodry-Sanders

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PROFILE: Penelope Bodry-Sanders

From acting on the Broadway stage to acting on her concerns about habitat destruction in Madagascar, Penelope Bodry-Sanders has had a wide-ranging and active career.

PROFILE: Kevin Browngoehl

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PROFILE: Kevin Browngoehl

Not long ago, leukemia was a fatal disease. Thanks to treatment that includes a potent drug created from a Madagascar plant, today more than 70 percent of children can be cured.

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.

Brown-Eyed, Milk-Giving

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Brown-Eyed, Milk-Giving

Which regions of the world have seen the greatest rates of mammal extinction? Surprisingly, it's not the Amazon rain forest nor the clear-cut forests of the U.S. or Africa's Serengeti plain.

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"?

St. Lucia Parrot Recovery

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St. Lucia Parrot Recovery

In the mid-1970s, only 100 of these parrots were left in the wild. Learn how an international effort more than tripled the St. Lucia parrot population in 20 years.

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.

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