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Practicing Conservation Biology In Afghanistan

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Working to protect land, and the creatures that live upon it, can be hard in the best of circumstances.  Those do not exist in war-torn Afghanistan, but the conservation work goes on anyway. 

Biologist Alex Dehgan took a team there to help protect the environment, and they went in unarmed.  Dehgan tells the story in his book The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation.  The author visits with details of conservation in a place not known for it.  


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