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The days of Sunshine: Raising an orphaned baboon in Africa

By Robin Huffman, Safina Center Fellow Sunshine came into my life one January day in 2013. I was volunteering for the fifth time at Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, nestled in Mefou’s secondary-growth forest an hour from Yaounde,… Read More
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Revisiting history and the fate of the elephant: Excerpts from a 1992 book

By Katarzyna Nowak, Safina Center Fellow The Fate of the Elephant, a book by Douglas Chadwick, reads like it was written today. “History can be a study in irony,” Chadwick wrote. His book—commissioned by National Geographic—was published in 1992… Read More
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It’s time to foster a new festival-waste ethic

By Erica Cirino, Safina Center “Kalpana Chawla ‘Launchpad’ Fellow” It’s midnight on a recent Saturday and I’m dancing outside in a muddy field in suburban Denmark with a handful of friends and a-hundred-thousand-or-so strangers. The Cure is playing… Read More
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