Paul Kvinta

Paul Kvinta


I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them

Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild elephants—and to investigate the strange wildlife trafficking underworld threatening their...

Paul Kvinta
Nov 12, 2019

David Haskell Speaks for the Trees

The Pulitzer Prize finalist spent two years visiting 12 sites around the world for an ambitious new book that reveals the surprising—and surprisingly fascinating—arboreal secrets hidden in the...

Paul Kvinta
Mar 23, 2017

Hawaii's Crazy War Over Zombie Cats

There is an evolutionary death match under way in Hawaii, where half a million feral cats, some of them infected with a terrifying zombie parasite, are wreaking havoc on endangered species. Some...

Paul Kvinta
Oct 28, 2016

They Shoot Kangaroos, Don't They?

Australia is home to 24 million people and roughly 60 million kangaroos. The iconic creatures have now become such a nuisance that the government commissions sharpshooters to bag as many as they can.

Paul Kvinta
Nov 23, 2015

The Madness of Modern-Day Poaching

After agreeing to help a buddy collect lion bones for an international wildlife-trafficking kingpin, South African Johnny Olivier found himself in the middle of an unprecedented poaching scheme that...

Paul Kvinta
Mar 16, 2014

Big Gulp, No Exit

Low's Gully is a 6,000-foot chasm that gets deadly when it rains. This month, a team of top canyoneers take it on, with only one way out.

Paul Kvinta
Mar 1, 2003

The Land of Clear Light

Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changing—North America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers...

Craig Childs, Jonathan Hanson, Andrew Rice, Jason Daley, Paul Kvinta, and Robert Earle Howells
Jan 1, 2002

The Backcountry Epicure

For many, camp cooking is a messy, disheartening, ultimately bland affair. But it doesn't have to be. Take, for instance, the following gastronomical field trip, led by three of the nation's finest...

Paul Kvinta
Jul 16, 2001

Hawaii Gung-Ho

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

Tim Zimmermann, Catherine Elton, Eric Hansen, Gretchen Reynolds, Elizabeth Royte, Paul Kvinta, and Marc Peruzzi
Jan 1, 2000

A Spritz of Glitz

Rodeo kayaking's effort to transform itself into a mainstream sport

Gretchen Reynolds and Paul Kvinta
Dec 1, 1999

Monsters of the Deep

Some of the most innovative boats ever built prepare for the fiercest race in sailing history

Tim Zimmermann, Gretchen Reynolds, Pam Squyres, Michael Menduno, Paul Kvinta, and George Hurchalla
Nov 1, 1999

Wild, Wild West Texas

A Tex-Mex multisport adventure takes exhilarating turns in Big Bend country

Paul Kvinta
Oct 1, 1999

Wild, Wild West Texas

A Tex-Mex multisport adventure takes exhilarating turns in Big Bend country

Paul Kvinta
Oct 1, 1999

Extreme Skiing

This year's World Extreme Skiing Championships will feature two types of descent: Hail Mary and Mother of God

Rob Story, Erik Stokstad, Paul Gains, Paul Kvinta, Bill Donahue, Andrew Tilin, and Alex Salkever
Mar 1, 1999