Returning Wildlife to their Natural Habitat With Freeland Brasil

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Returning Wildlife to their Natural Habitat With Freeland Brasil

Through her organization, Freeland Brasil, Dr. Juliana Machado Ferreira is helping the Center for Wildlife Management and Conservation

return wild animals to their natural habitats after they've been seized from poachers, traffickers or illegal pet holders.

Poachers and traffickers capture the animals because they are extremely valuable on the black market. The United States is one of the prime destinations for illegal South American wildlife, keeping the demand for this criminal and lucrative practice high.

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Constanza Ceruti wins ISWG Gold Medal Award

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Constanza Ceruti wins ISWG Gold Medal Award

The International Society of Woman Geographers

presented WINGS Fellow Constanza Ceruti, an Argentinian anthropologist, with the Gold Medal award during the organization's Triennial Meeting in May, the theme of which was "Women Who Make a Difference in the World."

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Working to Save Ethiopia’s Church Forests

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Working to Save Ethiopia’s Church Forests

Margaret “Canopy Meg” Lowman recently returned from Ethiopia where she was working with local Coptic priests to expand the Church Forest Project, an effort to conserve the country’s remaining forests.

Ninety-five percent of the forests there have been depleted, making her mission an urgent one.

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Extraordinary Women Who Connect People to Nature

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Extraordinary Women Who Connect People to Nature

World Environment Day is a global event with the goal to encourage action and awareness for the protection of the environment.

This year the theme is “Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator.’” To celebrate, we’re sharing the work of five WINGS WorldQuest Fellows who actively work to help their communities connect to the environment.

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