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February 10th, 2012

Caribbean Galapagos

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) Dominican Republic
I have spent the past week on the island of Hispaniola, arguably the most biodiverse in the Caribbean. With its high mountain ranges and cactus-filled deserts,the Dominican Republic feels more like a mini-continent, brimming with history: this was the site of Columbus’s first settlement in the New World. I have been concentrating on the island’s …
 
March 28th, 2011

Under the Sidewalk

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox and pup, Bakersfield
I have been in Bakersfield, California this week, looking for endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes.  Foxes in the city?  Yes, in one of the most unexpected of situations, these rare foxes are holding their own living in the middle of the city, in some cases better than they’re faring in the surrounding agricultural land. As …