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Richard Leakey’s Legacy in Science, Conservation and Politics

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The famed paleoanthropologist explored humankind’s origins and labored to safeguard a future for humans and natural world alike in Kenya and past

Richard Leakey with 20 a superb deal of elephant tusks captured from poachers in 1991. The tusks had been burned to support ivory off the worldwide market and to discourage the illegal killing of elephants. Credit ranking: Andrew Holbrooke/Corbis by Getty ImagesOpinionThe famed paleoanthropologist explored humankind’s origins and labored to safeguard a future for humans and natural world alike in Kenya and past

By: Virginia Morell

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Virginia Morell is a contributing correspondent for Science, and the author of a biography of the Leakey family, Ancestral Passions: the Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind’s Beginnings, and co-author with Richard Leakey of Natural world Wars. Credit ranking: Gash Higgins

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