Category Archives: Guest post

Facing The Threat Together

By Mickey Pardo, Cornell University & Open University of Sri Lanka Down the Old Mau Ara Road we drove, my head swiveling left and right as I scanned for elephants on the grassy strips to either side.  Then we rounded … Continue reading

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A new arrival

By Michael Pardo, Cornell University Monday, February 10: I gazed out on Uda Walawe National Park for the first time in over a year as our jeep trundled through the entrance gate.  I welcomed the cool morning air that I … Continue reading

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An Evening With Elephants

Originally posted on Being A Better Scientist:
I am trying out something new this month: I am hosting a fundraising event! The event will take place on December 21st in San Francisco in the Randall Museum. We’ll show a BBC…

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A Trunkful of Puzzles

By Lizzie Webber, University of Stirling  After studying the elephants in Uda Walawe National Park (UWNP) for three field seasons, many of their IDs and personalities are now firmly rooted in my memory. This has allowed me to continue unravelling … Continue reading

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Elephants and electricity

By Ilja Van Braeckel New York, anno 1903. The city stirs as dawn breaks. Woken up by the distant rumble in the neighboring tenement, you might join the breakfast table. You might appreciate your morning cup of chicory root coffee … Continue reading

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Morning walk

By Ilja Van Braeckel On a beautiful Sunday morning, I left for the Uda Walawe reservoir. I had traveled this way before, and I knew what to expect. This man-made reservoir is located within the national park’s boundaries, and is … Continue reading

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