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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On March 21st, 2019

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.

By Jada Mosley / On March 15th, 2019

This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic.

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By Jen Hawse / On January 25th, 2019

Josh Wise, Director of Development & Communications of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) interviews Dan Imhoff and...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 25th, 2018

The vaquita is not hunted. Nor is its habitat disappearing or degraded. Nicknamed “panda of the sea,” this diminutive porpoise is even protected by law. So why is the species on the brink of extinction, with fewer than twenty animals remaining? ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On August 10th, 2018

This week, the environmental community lost an indomitable conservationist: Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. Alan was an incredible champion for big cats who's...

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By Cheryl Dykstra / On July 12th, 2018

Our first nest of the day is a little farther out from town than most, and on a large lot next to an equestrian training center. To us, the immediate habitat looks more suitable for a red-tailed hawk than a red-shouldered hawk, but we’re not hawks,...

By Katharine Sucher / On June 29th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

A high-tech taxidermy owl with a detachable head. Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Dykstra

By Cheryl Dykstra / On May 29th, 2018

Field notes by Cheryl Dykstra, co-editor of Urban Raptors Monday, May 14, 2018 Cincinnati, Ohio So happy our grad student Ania is back from Texas,...

By Cheryl Dykstra / On May 15th, 2018

Today was the first day of this year for banding nestling red-shouldered hawks in our suburban study area in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even after 21 years and more than 2,500 nestling hawks banded, the first day is still fun, full of promise, and excitement.

By Katharine Sucher / On May 8th, 2018

As I watched, mesmerized, this mass of crustaceans became a living brick-red raft, writhing on top of the water’s surface. The water became disturbed as thousands of krill flipped their muscular tails and leaped clear of the water, falling back like...

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