How remote cameras help in the fight to protect imperiled species

Winter 2021

Living Lightly

Once a special treat reserved for children’s birthdays, these days balloons mark many different occasions calling for symbols of joy or release. But for wildlife, balloons often mean nothing but trouble, particularly when set free.
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