environment http://wvxu.org en A Boy and a Jaguar http://wvxu.org/post/boy-and-jaguar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.panthera.org/node/247" target="_blank">Dr. Alan Rabinowitz</a> is one of the world’s leading big cat experts, and has been called ‘The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation’ by TIME Magazine. He has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and is responsible for the world's first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve in the mountains of Belize. <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/" target="_blank">The Cincinnati Zoo’s</a> Thane Maynard had a chance to talk with Alan Rabinowitz about his work, and <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Jaguar-Alan-Rabinowitz/dp/054787507X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1399492035&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=alan+rabinowitz" target="_blank">A Boy and a Jaguar</a>, </em>his picture book that tells the real-life story of his own childhood.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 29022 at http://wvxu.org A Boy and a Jaguar Birding in the Ohio Valley http://wvxu.org/post/birding-ohio-valley <p>Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings. Beautiful birds all, and all <a href="http://www.ohiobirds.org/news.php" target="_blank">spotted recently </a>in parks and neighborhoods in our area, along with the more common Cardinals, Goldfinches, Juncos and Carolina Wrens. You just have to look, and listen. <a href="http://www.cincynature.org/home/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Nature Center </a>Chief Naturalist &amp; Adult Program Manager Bill Creasey, and Nature Center Visitor Services Coordinator and Naturalist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/lesterpeyton.cncnaturalist" target="_blank">Lester Peyton</a>, are with us with tips and thoughts on <a href="http://cincinnatibirds.com/goodbird/sighting.php" target="_blank">birding in the Ohio Valley</a>. Another great source for information is the <a href="http://www.abcbirds.org/" target="_blank">American Bird Conservancy</a>. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 26906 at http://wvxu.org Birding in the Ohio Valley Earth Day 2014 http://wvxu.org/post/earth-day-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Many consider <a href="http://www.earthday.org/greencities/earth-day-2014/" target="_blank">Earth Day</a> 1970 the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then, each year on April 22, millions of people all over the world take some action in support of a greener, cleaner, more sustainable environment. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 25697 at http://wvxu.org Earth Day 2014 Butterflies of Costa Rica at the Krohn http://wvxu.org/post/butterflies-costa-rica-krohn <p>The ever-popular <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn" target="_blank">Krohn Conservatory</a> butterfly show opened last week, <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow/index.php/special-events" target="_blank">“Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica” </a>runs through June 22. Krohn General Manager Andrea Schepmann and Regina Edwards, aka "the Bug Lady" at <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Parks</a>, discuss this year’s Krohn show, and what went into creating “Pura Vida,” a tropical hideaway of exotic plants, cascading waterfalls, colorful parrot fish, mysterious stone sculptures, and 16,000 butterflies. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 25577 at http://wvxu.org Butterflies of Costa Rica at the Krohn Dr. Karen Strier to Speak at Barrows Conservation Lecture Series http://wvxu.org/post/dr-karen-strier-speak-barrows-conservation-lecture-series <p></p><p><a href="http://www.anthropology.wisc.edu/index.php" target="_blank">&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="http://www.anthropology.wisc.edu/index.php" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin </a>Professor of Anthropology Dr. Karen Strier is the opening speaker for this year’s <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/winifred-emil-barrows-lecture-series/" target="_blank">Barrows Conservation Lecture Series</a>. in her April 9 presentation, “Primate Conservation in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century: Insights from the Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil,” Dr. Strier will trace the behavioral, ecological, and demographic changes over her 30-year study of a growing population of one of the world’s most critically endangered primates. She spoke with the <a href="http://www.cincinnatizoo.org." target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo’s</a> Thane Maynard about her findings, and what they mean for our rapidly changing world. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 25026 at http://wvxu.org Dr. Karen Strier to Speak at Barrows Conservation Lecture Series