December 20, 2002 Nearly a century ago, explorer Hanns Vischer undertook a grueling 1,500-mile journey by camel across the Sahara desert. He later said that he entered the desert like a fool, and left it nearly crushed. A modern-day explorer has recreated his trek.
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November 20, 2002 Rare good news about orangutans: Scientists have found a previously unknown population of the great ape, living in the dense rainforest of Borneo. The discovery is a boost to orangutan conservation. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports for Radio Expeditions.
November 1, 2002 In the second of a two part, NPR and National Geographic Expeditions story, Host Alex Chadwick reports on Cornell researcher Kathy Payne, who uses sound recorders to track African elephants. Her elephant listening project may revolutionize the study of wildlife in remote places.
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October 31, 2002 Melissa Groo's observations while researching elephants.
October 31, 2002 Katy Payne's observations from the elephant bai research project.
October 31, 2002 Mya Thompson's letters home from the Elephant bai.
October 31, 2002 Scientists React to Idea of Ending Ivory Ban
October 31, 2002 At a rare forest clearing in central Africa, elephants gather to munch on mineral-rich soil. And researchers gather there to learn more about the social lives of the threatened animals — and how to save them. For Morning Edition, NPR's Alex Chadwick reports. (8:07)
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September 5, 2002 One of America's most arid regions, the great Sonoran Desert, turns into an amphibian wonderland during the brief summer rainy season. For Morning Edition and Radio Expeditions, NPR's John Burnett follows biologist Cecil Schwalbe on his annual trek to observe the frenzied courtship of native frogs and toads.
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June 19, 2001 In the second of Radio Expeditions' series from Nepal, John Nielsen reports on conservationists' attempts to save wildlife in increasingly populated areas. A plan to connect Nepal's major parks would help the Bengal tiger population, but also introduces the potential man-eaters into areas where Nepal's people collect fuel and food.
June 18, 2001 NPR's John Nielsen reports from Nepal on the Terai Arc, a revolutionary ecological project to create migration corridors between the country's wildlife preserves. In the first part of this series from Radio Expeditions, Nielsen gets a first-hand view of rhino preservation, on the back of an elephant.
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