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Preserving the Boto: The threatened existence of a culture and species in the Amazon River Basin.

The boto, a main focus in the folklore of the Amazon River Basin, is regarded as a sacred creature, seducing women and impregnating them. The tale has a few natural variations, but one of the well-known aspects is that the boto is a danger to eat and kill. This supernatural fish is used for cultural […]

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Hundertwasser House

Counter-Culture: A New Age of Architecture

Brandon Bova Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser is celebrated around the world for the works of art he created and the amount of influence he had on many aspects of modern culture. Often referred to as a ‘jack of all trades’ because of his ability to work with any art medium, Hundertwasser’s various artistic styles are […]

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Jaguar and Puma Conservation in the South American Rainforest

The jaguar is the largest big cat in the western hemisphere and during the last Ice age they roamed across most of North America and deep into South America and everywhere in between. Since the early 20th century, jaguars are no longer present in North America and populations have decreased by almost half in South […]

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