Tag: The Nature Conservancy

Mongolia has the fastest growing economy in the world, fueled by its untapped mineral wealth. But the development threatens the country’s unparalleled wildlife and environment and its singular nomadic traditions, dating back to the empire of Genghis Khan. My feature story for Nature Conservancy Magazine reports on how government leaders, wildlife managers, and herders are working to protect the country’s epic grasslands and desert.

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The discovery of a new species of flycatcher in Bolivia came about through research on the wintering habits of other migratory birds, including the threatened cerulean warbler. I wrote a short piece on the birds for the summer 2009 issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine, but unfortunately didn’t get to go to the Yungas to check out the wildlife in person.

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