Photo essay on a unique rehabiliation facility in Ecuador that has introduced thousands of locals and tourists to rainforest problems and endangered species. Some of the amazing animal encounters here were photographed to show how just a few dedicated people can make a lifelong difference for not only some beautiful and important animals, but an entire society.
MSPCA -- A Friend in Need
Article on a woman with multiple sclerosis for over 15 years, living alone in Alaska.Well, not quite alone -- with her amazing dog. Altos, who opens refrigerators and hearts. The story of how hundreds of service dogs bring mobility and joy to those in need.
Nalukataq! -- Celebration in Barrow, Alaska
Whaling is a controversial subject. But for Alaskan natives living a subsistence life on the edge of a continent, it means survival in bitter cold. Here, Alaskan Inupiats celebrate long summers and a successful whale hunt over the winter. Lots of food, tons of meat for the community, and tons of gratitude for life on the last frontier.
Hope in Thailand
An amazing story of one woman's 15 year crusade to save beaten elephants in Thailand. Rehabilitating elephants and educating tourists and locals about these gentle giants has been an intense journey, but the rewards have outweighed every hardship.
The Winds that Stopped the Iditarod
The 2009 Iditarod began as all the others on a clear day in Anchorage, 25-30 degrees. About 3/4s of the way to Nome, reports came in of 50 mph winds, causing minus 35 windchill. Lance Mackey was already past the storm, on his way to his 4th win in Nome. But over 15 mushers were caught in the middle, and decided to wait it out together in a cramped shelter on the edge of the Bering Sea.
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