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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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How to Calculate a Biodiversity Index

One is the riskiest number... A more diverse plant population has a better chance of adapting to changes in the environment. Learn how to quantify the biodiversity of any area.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Aquarium: An Ecosystem in Miniature

In a 29-gallon fish tank, this ninth-grader from Virginia created a tropical freshwater ecosystem—and then watched how fish that could never meet in nature interacted. A 2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Arsenic and Zinc Distributions in Streams Near Park City, Utah

How safe is the drinking water in your town? This 10th-grader from Utah decided to test water samples to find out the answer for himself. Then, he devised a creative way to improve surface water. A 2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay.

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Aspen Island

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - "Some plants don't seem to notice the change in weather, but others, like the aspen, have a new outfit for each season," writes this 10th-grader from New Mexico in her winning Young Naturalist essay.

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