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The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen’s classic memoir, “The Snow Leopard,” chronicles Matthiessen’s journey with renowned wildlife biologist George Schaller into the remote mountains of Nepal, where Schaller set out to study the mating behavior of Himalayan blue sheep. This gritty pair of adventurers also hoped to catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive snow leopard—an endangered wild cat native to central Asia who still finds limited refuge in some of the harshest alpine terrain on the planet. Matthiessen’s book begs the question: What does it actually mean to SEE a snow leopard? Photo: Snow Leopard Trust

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Deep Rewilding

Dr. Bill Lynn, research scientist and thought-leader in the field of ethics and sustainability, is especially passionate about human-animal relations. Through his teachings, writings, and presentations, Bill explores the complicated ethical terrain surrounding our co-existence with wolves and other wildlife, deeply probing the difficult questions of why and how we should care for nature and society. In this essay, Bill urges conservationists to think beyond the fundamental science of rewilding and reconnect with its ethical roots. Photo: J. Henry Fair

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Impact on Our Interconnected World

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., best remembered for his life-changing work and speeches on civil rights, understood the interconnected nature of existence. Only with a global perspective and a common understanding that our shared Earth should be protected can we honor Dr. King’s legacy and take the steps to preserve the planet for future generations. Photo: Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer

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Trusting Wildness But Not Us

To bridge the divide between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, grizzly bears must reckon with roads, housing developments, agriculture and private property rights. The way things are going, these bears will likely face these obstacles without protections under the ESA. We must demand that our elected officials protect what is left of the ESA. Photo: William C. Gladish