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Elyse DeFranco

I’m a wildlife ecologist and writer interested in our interactions with, and about, the non-human world around us. I like diving into nuance and complexity to reject reductionist thinking, and above all, exploring ways in which we can, and are, repairing our relationship with the natural world.

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Your own yard could help reverse global insect declines

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Non-native plants are one of many factors driving global declines in insect populations – but you can help

Elyse DeFranco

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Green bridges in Germany are keeping a growing gray wolf population — and their prey — safe

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Road accidents account for over 75 percent of all known wolf mortality in Germany

Noisy, high-speed recreation disturbs sensitive wildlife

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Camera traps in British Columbia show that mountain biking and ATVs affect wildlife more than hiking or horseback riding

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Weeding out non-native strawberry guava keeps a flying fox, and the crops it feeds on, out of harm's way

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Fruit bats help the tress by dispersing seeds, and the trees help the bats by feeding them. Why not help the bats by helping the trees?

Eva Colberg

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Reintroducing sea otters is good for the environment and the economy, and both matter

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More sea otters are detrimental to fisheries income, but economic gains in other sectors outweigh these losses

Matthew Vandermeulen

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