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The Spider Monkeys of Belize

Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) are one of the largest New World monkeys, they get their name from their tendency to stretch like a spider high up into the trees. They are easy to recognize with their …

Belize: A Sanctuary for Manatees

Manatees are, if not a common sight, at least a familiar one off Southeastern coasts of the United States. Found most often in the warm Gulf waters of Florida and Louisiana, but also as far …

Wildlife Conservation in the French Riviera

The French Riviera (or, as it’s called in France, the “Côte d’Azur”), isn’t exactly known for its triumphs in wildlife conservation. Names like Nice, Cannes and Antibes are famous worldwide both for their warm Mediterranean …

Lionfish Invasion of the Caribbean

Over the course of human existence various species have been accidentally and intentionally introduced into new environments. This often leads to serious environmental consequences. Native species are often pushed into extinction by the invasive species, …

Three Conservation Success Stories

With rising sea levels, continued deforestation of the rainforests, and an ever-increasing list of animals at risk of endangerment or extinction, a casual observer of today’s media would not be at fault for presuming that …