Tag Archives: conservation

SouthFest part 1: Georgia

Last week, I was very fortunate to be able to make a (too) quick trip to Georgia to visit a friend.  I would have visited him even if he lived somewhere terrible, but this had the added bonus of adventure-appeal. … Continue reading

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Victory Over Nature!

Today is Endangered Species day, where we celebrate the anthropogenic march to extinction of other species and Homo sapiens’ victory over nature. Wait, that’s not right. The opposite of that? Endangered Species Day is important because too many species around … Continue reading

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The Greatest Day of My Life

If you look closely at my username, it is “murasakiokapi” which is “murasaki” and “okapi” put together.  In Japanese, murasaki means purple, and an okapi is an animal.  The best animal.  Ever.  Yes, better than a t-rex or even the … Continue reading

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World Wildlife Day

Today, for those of you unawares, is the inaugural World Wildlife Day.  Why World Wildlife Day?  Well, in the words of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations: “While the threats to wildlife are great, we can reduce them through … Continue reading

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Conservation in the Context of Resolutions

It may come as a shock to you all -it certainly was a shock to me! – but this week, we bid a glad farewell to 2013 and welcomed 2014 with open arms.  For many, New Year’s becomes a time … Continue reading

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Shark Week Comes to a Close

So, another fun whirlwind of a week comes to a close and the nation weeps big, salty tears.  We laughed, we screamed, we raged against mockumentaries.  Hopefully, we all learned a little something new, came to appreciate what was previously … Continue reading

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After an unintentional hiatus…Happy World Oceans Day!

Hello there, over-a-month-later!  Long time no see.  I would have liked to update this blog several weeks ago, but there have been a variety of contributing factors to my lack of contribution to the blog world.  Let’s see -vacation, work-work-work, … Continue reading

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