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I had the fortune of being out with the gorillas every day, in their environment.

Full Interview: Amy Vedder and Bill Weber

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When you think of Rwanda, the Adirondacks don't necessarily leap into your mind--but for conservationists Amy Vedder and Bill Weber, the two are closer than you'd think.

Veder and Weber have spent decades working in Rwanda, studying and working to preserve that country's famous population of mountain gorillas. They wrote the book "In the Kingdom of Gorillas" about them.

Since the late '90s, Vedder and Weber have also lived part-time in the Southern Adirondack town of Johnsburg...where they've also been active in conservation and community work. Last year, they moved full-time to Johnsburg.

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Nora Flaherty
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In advance of their talk at St. Lawrence University, "Out of Africa, Into the Adirondacks", Nora Flaherty spoke with Vedder and Weber about their time in Rwanda and the lessons they've brought with them to their work in the Adirondacks.

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