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Geography in the News: Geocaching

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Geocaching: Geography in the Hunt A new kind of hunter is lurking in our woods and parks, in our parking lots and shopping malls. This hunter is called a geocacher and is usually part of a team (most likely his or her own family)…

Hike Like A Pro: Avoid Hiking Woes With Tips From Andrew Skurka

The sweltering summer is loosening its grip and pretty soon we’ll be welcoming fall’s foliage. It’s an ideal time to take a hike, but whether you’re a hiking aficionado that ventures out for long distances, or a novice that wants to take a day trip, it’s important to prepare. National Geographic Weekend spoke with hiking…

GIS – Storytelling with Data?

You could say that we were so excited about GIS Day that we celebrated a week early. In truth, because the entire American Prairie Reserve staff (normally spread over 3 locations) was together last week for a meeting, we took the opportunity to get everyone involved in some GIS fun. As an organization, American Prairie…

Saving the Cheetah with Innovative Technology

In Namibia, I visited a foundation with their ear to the ground on the latest technological developments in conservation.  From cyber-stalking their GPS collared cheetah via Google Earth and Sirtrack to scanning footprints (spoor) into an analytical database, N/a’an ku sê Foundation is combining new tech with on-the-ground analogue (so to speak) work in the…

Leopard given GPS collar after capture on Namibian cattle ranch

The Big Cats Initiative Grants Program seeks to identify and support projects that engage in immediate actions leading to reductions in big cat mortality.  BCI Grantee Florian Weise provides this dispatch from the field: Leopard given GPS collar after capture on Namibian cattle ranch A large portion of central Namibia’s landscape is used for cattle…

Expedition to Tierra Del Fuego’s Admiralty Sound

Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists recently returned from an expedition to Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego, where they are working to establish a network of protected areas to protect wildlife in and around the Patagonian Sea.

Path of the Pronghorn Leading To New Passages – Part 2

WCS Scientists blog from the field in a 2-part series that looks at pronghorn encountering difficult highway crossing points during their fall migration. The animals get a glimpse of the construction of underpasses and overpasses meant to keep wildlife and motorists off a collision course.

Path of the Pronghorn Leading To New Passages

WCS Scientists blog from the field in a 2-part series that looks at pronghorn encountering difficult highway crossing points during their fall migration. The animals get a glimpse of the construction of underpasses and overpasses meant to keep wildlife and motorists off a collision course.