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Conservation Corner: A Disaster in Plastic

Water, Water, Everywhere Plastic. What an amazing material. These days, we use it in virtually everything. Reading this on a computer, phone, or tablet? You can thank plastic. Wearing synthetic fabric?...

September 15, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Fire on the Mountain

You hear a lot of talk about invasive species. You see signs about them all over these days. Drive anywhere near a lake and you’ll find notices about zebra mussels. Drive through Napa...

July 26, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: The Trouble With Taxonomy

A Brief History of Naming Taxonomy, in its purest form, is simply a system of naming. It’s a scientific card catalog that says what everything is from the blue whale to...

June 18, 2017 by Jared Paddock

An Earth Day for the Ages!

Earth Day 2017 certainly turned out to be one for the record books. Across the nation, concerned citizens and scientists of all stripes came together to March for Science. At...

May 10, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Invest in the Nest

Something big is coming up this month and it’s kicking off on Wednesday the 17th. It’s called Invest in the Nest and it marks the very first collaboration between the...

May 10, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Biomimicry

Once upon a time, the Wilbur and Orville Wright were hard at work inventing the airplane. Many of their fellow aviation pioneers imagined that controls for an airplane could and...

April 12, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: They Can’t All Be Pandas

As a safari guide at Safari West, one of the questions I am most often asked is: what is my favorite animal? There are two ways to interpret this question:...

March 7, 2017 by Brian Eberly

Conservation Corner: In Your Own Backyard

Conservation is a critical part of what we do at Safari West.  As a tour guide, I talk a lot (probably too much) about conservation. I am also very aware...

February 7, 2017 by Brian Eberly

Conservation Corner: Vulnerable!

The New World of the Gentle Giraffe Have you been following the news lately? If so, you may have heard that giraffes were recently declared “vulnerable”. This unwelcome news is shocking to...

January 9, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Looking Back, Moving Forward

It’s a festive time of year; a time of holidays and office parties, of family and feasting. The year’s end is a time for celebration, but also a time to...

December 9, 2016 by Jared Paddock

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Conservation Corner: Looking Back, Moving Forward