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In urban areas of the western hemisphere, polar bears have lived in our midst since the Middle Ages—a result of our fascination with these charismatic carnivores. As early as 1252, Henry III of England kept a muzzled and chained polar […]

Furry Attractions: Polar Bears in the ...


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In Boston last summer, my family and I got a Groupon for a whale watch off Cape Ann. We were told: Do not have expectations of seeing a whale. These things are iffy. They are beasts of mystery. They are […]

The Unfathomable Depths near Boston


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Dear IAEP Members, As was announced at the business meeting in Salt Lake City, the Executive Committee recommended that Barbara Muraca and Margret Grebowicz be re-elected as Co-Director and EC Member-at-large respectively.  We asked for additional nominations, but none were […]

Executive Committee Update



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My lessons keep coming. I was raised on a diet of Wild Kingdom, leading to the erroneous conclusion that conservation was something that happened in far away places for the sake of large charismatic species. I distinctly remember a “Save […]

Of Kangaroos and Buckthorn


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When we moved from Colorado to Washington, D.C., four years ago, my daughter was eight years old. This is an age believed by many to be the sweet spot of human devotion to the natural world. It’s a time when […]

Sharing the Path


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“Owl cafe.” It’s such an odd combination of words, it might sound like some kind of autocorrect error. But it’s a real thing—I’ve been to more than one, and they’ve given me a lot to think about. I’ve been spending […]

Tea with an Owl in Tokyo