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A Day in the Life of a Whale Researcher

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Anjali Narasimhan, VG19, shares a first-person account of studying humpback whales in the remote wilderness of southeast Alaska

Anjali Narasimhan, VG19, drives a zodiac research vessel, scanning the waters for humpback whales

An S.O.S. for Australian Wildlife

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Wildfires are ravaging the continent’s wild marsupials and other animals—Cummings School alumni are on the ground helping

Humane Society International’s Kelly Donithan, VG12, giving water to a koala bear as part of the disaster relief from the fires in Australia

Giraffes Under Parasitic Attack?

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Besides their graceful long necks and legs, giraffes are most recognizable by their distinctive spots. Now conservationists are concerned about a different sort of spots on giraffes, made up of dead tissue and crusty sores that ooze blood or pus.

Tell Me More: Can Rhinos Survive Mankind?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Matt Lindenberg, founder of the Global Conservation Corps, talks about what’s behind the growth of rhino poaching and what can be done about it

Overfishing and Modern-Day Slavery

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Tufts’ Jessica Sparks researches the connections between fishing stock declines worldwide and forced labor on the open seas

Tracking the Jaguars of Belize

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The Jaguar Project, run by Dr. Marcella Kelly, began in the early 2000s and takes place in the northwestern region of Belize. I spent a month with the project, hiking through jungles and savannahs in search of wild cats.

Turtle Hide and Seek

Monday, October 1st, 2018

They say it takes a village to raise a child; when it comes to turtles, it takes a classroom. The September sky is blue, and the air is crisp. It’s a good day for a walk… Read More