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Jeremy Hance
Jeremy Hance in Guyana
Jeremy Leon Hance started writing for in 2007 with a story about the baiji. In 2008 he became the site's first intern and in March 2009 he became's second employee (the first being site founder Rhett Butler). Currently he has written over 2,000 articles for the site.

Jeremy has long been passionate about wildlife and conservation, but a two-week trek into Peru's Amazon basin in 2006 awakened him to the urgent need for environmental action. With an undergraduate degree from Macalester College in English and a Master's degree from St. John's College in 'Great Books', Jeremy has been fortunate to spend a lot of time outdoors, including watching a wolverine in Glacier National Park, witnessing a cheetah attack from beginning to end in Kenya, and spending a morning with giant river otters in Peru.

For work with Jeremy has traveled to Guyana and Suriname (where he volunteered with leatherback sea turtles); South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana (where he surprised an unruly elephant); Germany (where he enjoyed local beer); Malaysian Borneo (where he met one of the world's last Bornean rhinos); and Ecuador (where he hung out with a tapir).

Jeremy Hance lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife Tiffany (who is the more skilled photographer), their young daughter Aurelia, and their miniature Schnauzer, Oz. When Jeremy is not writing for, he likes to drink tea, spend time with friends, go hiking, and read and write fiction.

Most recently, has published a book by Jeremy Hance, including some of his best writing from the site. Life is Good: Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction focuses on the global challenge of biodiversity decline and highlights how conservationists, with limited support and funds, are fighting back. The book is available in paperback and in Kindle on

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Some pictures by Jeremy Hance: Botswana | Suriname | Suriname | Zimbabwe

Articles written by Jeremy Hance