Feb 10

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By Amber Valenti
We’ve taken a look at biodiversity as it sits across the planet.  We’ve analyzed it. And we’ve come up with 19 epicenters of biodiversity. And these are places you’d probably pick off the top of your head like the Amazon, Congo, Galapagos islands.  But there are others places that aren’t as well known and the Amur Basin is one of them. - Darron Collins, WWF Amur Program
The Amur-Heilong Watershed is nothing short of a biodiversity gold mine.…
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Feb 5

In May 2013, four women will embark on the first source to sea descent of the Amur River—the world’s third longest free-flowing river. Traveling 4,400 kilometers through three rugged and remote countries, the team plans to capture their journey through still and motion images to tell the story of this widely unknown watershed. With just a few months to go, the Nobody’s River Project recently got a boost from outdoor industry heavy-hitters, receiving a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant in late 2012 and a Polartec Challenge Grant at the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market last month.
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Feb 4

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By Becca Dennis Amber and I spent 3 fabulous, frenzied days at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Trade Show in Salt Lake City a little over a week ago. The winter and summer OR shows give us a great opportunity to meet with our sponsors in person, spread the buzz about the NBR project, and hang out with all sorts of great people from the outdoor community. Here are a few highlights from our weekend of sponsor meetings, laughs, wonderful people, handstands, sangria, and too many happy hours to count.…
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