Glorious Bastard: Martin Strel
He's kinda fat and more than a little rude (and he drinks like a fish). But long-distance swimmer Martin Strel has become the world's most unlikely philanthropistout to save the world's dirtiest rivers a million awkward strokes at a time.
The Best Adventure Philanthropy Trips
How to Be a Hero
Here are six ways you can change the world.
Creating Conservation Communities
There's a bold new idea on the front edge of conservation: Let's treat people as well as we treat animals.
When Jeff Corwin Attacks
The goofy animal-show guy is vying to become a mainstream newsman. Does he have the killer instinct?
World Elephant Polo Championships
As a team of rookies at the World Elephant Polo Championships, we were set up for embarrassment. Instead we tasted glory.
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Gallery: Eye of the Leopard
Exclusive photos from the new book by Beverly and Dereck Joubert.