terra ~ the journal of exploration, science, and culture

As part of our mission to widely communicate stories of exploration, science, and culture, ConserVentures has launched a new print and digital journal, called terra.

Throughout each year, we will release individual articles featuring:

 - expeditions

 - conservation projects

 - cultural discoveries

 - wildlife and nature profiles

 - interviews with scientists and explorers

 - science and conservation news

Copies of the articles are available free in digital format or to order in print version, via MagCloud, our HP digital partner.

At the end of each year we will release the articles plus additional material in a beautiful 65 to 100-page annual collection, printed on semi-glossy recycled paper. 

Donors, members, and volunteers will receive the annual collection free; the annual will also be available for sale through MagCloud.

Be sure to sign up for our ConserVentures news to receive notifications of new article releases.

Browse individual articles below; you can download an interactive version now, or go to MagCloud.com to download a free iPad version or order a print version. 

Click image to see more pages from the Annual 2011 edition.

Click image to see more pages from the Annual 2011 edition.

Issue: 2012

Title2012 Annual Issue

Description: Our annual compilation of science, culture, & conservation discoveries around the world. Includes a celebration of "small scale, big results," featuring a biodiversity expedition by river deep into the Sierra Madre of Sonora, Mexico; a North American butterfly safari; and a first look at pages from the forthcoming book on Maasai shield making, part of the Blood & Leather project.

Length: 60 pages, with color images

Authors: Sky Jacobs, Bryan Reynolds, Jonathan and Roseann Hanson

Images by: Jonathan Hanson, Roseann Hanson, Sky Jacobs, Bryan Reynolds, Aaron Flesch, Robert Villa, David Parsons, Heath Carey, Alan Swanson

Download: Free

Print: $15 (includes donation to ConserVentures).

Donors of $50 or more receive the issue free.

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Article: Single article from Annual Terra 2011

TitleTipaáálei: Go forward with your spirit

Description: ConserVentures volunteers Steve Hayden and Diane Boyer have spent the past decade working with a Micronesian island community helping to revive traditional boatbuilding.

Length: 20 pages, with color images

Written by: Steve Hayden

Images by: Steve Hayden, Diane Boyer

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Click image to see more pages from the Annual 2011 edition.

Click image to see more pages from the Annual 2011 edition.

Issue: 2011

Title:2011 Annual Issue

Description: Our annual compilation of science, culture, & conservation discoveries around the world. Includes expanded version of the Treasures of the Sierra Madre, Science & Culture in Sonora article; and stories on bacanora; Blood & Leather: Recording and preserving the Maasai War Shield; Tipáálei: Go forward with your spirit (reviving traditional crafts in Micronesia); and Kayaking the Kimberly.

Length: 62 pages, with color images

Authors: Jonathan Hanson, Chris Scott, Steve Hayden, Diane Boyer, Enrique Yescas, Roseann Hanson

Images by: Jonathan Hanson, Roseann Hanson, Chris Marzonie, Will Lattea, Enrique Yescas, Steve Hayden, Diane Boyer, Brian Jones

Download: Free

Print: $15 (includes donation to ConserVentures). Donors of $50 or more receive the issue free.

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Article: Summer 2011

TitleTreasures of the Sierra Madre, Science & Culture in Sonora

Description: ConserVentures joins a scientific expedition deep into the heart of the Sierra Madre Occidental, cataloging the astounding biodiversity of this wild region just south of the U.S. border.

Length: 16 pages, with color images

Written by: Jonathan Hanson

Images by: Jonathan Hanson, Roseann Hanson, Chris Marzonie, Will Lattea

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For iPad and iPhone fans, we also highly recommend the app called Goodreader, a very robust $5 app that will let you open and read the interactive PDFs (via the Download Now button above), so you can access the sound clips and videos as well as open links to view websites—and you can set it to read double-page spreads, so you get the full beauty of the layout.

Goodreader does much more, letting you import and organize any files, in a computer-like interface, as well as annotate and share.