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Whale Sighting Near The Statue of Liberty









 “It’s rare to have them inside of New York Harbor.”


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Your Invoice (for using Nature)

Posted October 26, 2016






TEEB (teeb4me.com) partnered with Mofilm (mofilm.com) to host a film competition to communicate "Why nature is so precious." Your Invoice by Karen Erbach won 3rd prize. (Posted on YouTube March 2012)



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The Tree of 40 Fruits Posted August 3, 2016











Sam Van Aken, an art professor at Syracuse University, grafted the tree over nine years into something of biblical proportions. The "Tree of 40 Fruits" contains peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, all of which are readily edible.



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Are Polar Bears Really Going Extinct?

Are we going to lose polar bears? ... and
more, explained!
Posted June 15, 2016












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How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849.
Posted March 9, 2016


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Nature Is Speaking Posted December 7, 2015

Nature Does Not Need People – People Need Nature

This week Lupita Nyong’o is Flower












Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Nature Is Speaking Posted November 11, 2015

Nature Does Not Need People – People Need Nature

This week: Penelope Cruz is Water











Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Trailer for My Best Hope For Wilderness

With interviews filmed at WILD 10 in Salamanca, Spain, October 2013, My Best Hope For Wilderness is what each of those featured in the film desires for Wilderness now and in the future. Those in the film include Sylvia Earle—Explorer-in-Residence of the National Geographic Society, US; Nzioki wa Makau—Chairman of The Tsavo Trust, Kenya; Michael McBride, Founder of the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, Alaska; Lowell Baier, Author and Attorney, US; Beatriz Padilla, Conservation Artist, Mexico; Bittu Sahgal, Editor of Sanctuary Asia Magazine, India; Meyasi Meshilieck Mollel, a Teacher from Tanzania; Ian Saunders, The Tsavo Trust, Kenya; and Andrew Muir, Executive Director of The Wilderness Foundation, South Africa.

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Love Not Loss

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Presented to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it calls on the people of the world to insist leaders get on the path of a livable climate and future for humankind.

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Legendary conservationist Martin Litton provides an inside account on what it took to save the Grand Canyon from proposed damns and what we face today to continue the good fight.

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OPEN COMMERCIAL ROADS AND WILDLIFE
DO NOT MIX.

While this particular video is in Thailand, this type of behavior happens in South Africa as well. When vehicles are allowed to drive in areas with wildlife - without a knowledgeable, trained, naturalist guide who understand animal behavior and can interpret signals in body language that an animal displays, vehicles driven by untrained tourists can come into conflict with wildlife.

Read more about Stop the Serengetti Highway

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Young Miranda Anderson gives a compelling
TEDxKids Talk about the need for natural wilderness in our lives.

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Putting their lives on the line against poaching

LEWA Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya has passionate protectors of the wildlife. The BBC documents their efforts in this news clip

For more information about LEWA Wildlife Conservancy, click here.

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Project Eyes on the Seas
The Pew Charitable Trusts launched groundbreaking technology that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans. Project Eyes on the Seas, as the system is known, furthers a long-term effort by Pew to dramatically reduce illegal or "pirate" fishing.


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Film

Wilderness in America viewing schedule growing

The film Wilderness in America is the historic account of four centuries of European settlement in the US told from the viewpoint of its land. Initially the land, its animals, plants, water sources, and other mysteries of nature was seen as endless and something to be conquered. After the population of the US grew and resources were becoming more scarce many voices like Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and leaders, artists, photographers, and writers have changed the way many Americans think about the land – from something to be conquered to something to be protected and preserved for future generations.


If you would like to see the film, check out the schedule at  Films By Fulcrum.com to see if it is showing in your area. Many locations are being finalized so be sure and check back.


The film is available to show for fund raisers. If you are interested in having the film shown at your organization, please contact us at info@FilmsByFulcrum.com.

_____________________________________Plant a tree on EARTH DAY, APRIL 22, 2015

This event is being hosted by The Master Shift, Forest Nation, The White Feather Foundation and the Earth Day Network as well as thousands of contributing organizations from around the globe. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees.

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Bosque del Apache at Sunset

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Pandas International Introduction

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The Wild Cities Project  May 6, 2015

catalyzes and empowers a collaborative of champions working to regenerate wild nature throughout urban areas and in the larger land and seascape to improve quality of life for all. For more information.


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It’s Time to Rewild the Child June 10, 2015

George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set. He says that when you take failing pupils to the countryside, they often thrive – yet funding for outdoor education is being cut. Source: The Guardian


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The “Singing Wilderness” excerpt
















A documentary (in process) about Sigurd Olson, nature writer and conservationist, displays stunning photography while his words are narrated by a captivating voice. The clip is nearly 8 minutes but it was over before I knew it and left me wanting for more. I look forward to when the film is complete.

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Environment vs Corporate Profits:
Sierra Club Releases Animated Short Video about Trans-Pacific Partnership












 


The Sierra Club has released an animated video that in 97 seconds explains what the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is and how it is favoring corporate profits over environmental health. TPP is a proposed trade deal with the US and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. It would allow multinational corporations to sue the US government in private trade courts over domestic laws, and would require the US Department of Energy to automatically approve all exports of natural gas to countries in the pact, which would dramatically increase fracking efforts across the US.  “In under two minutes, this video tells the truth about a trade deal that the U.S. Trade Representative is hiding from the public” said Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club’s Responsible Trade Program. “Clean air, clean water and climate activists around the world can help bring this environmental disaster into the light of day by watching and sharing this video.”


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Hudson: A River at Risk August 19, 2015










The Hudson River in the northeastern US has been terribly polluted in the past and due to the dedication of many individuals it is a lot cleaner. But, it still is a river at risk. ILCW member Jon Bowermaster and Oceans 8 film has released a web series, The Hudson, River At Risk where they take a close-up look at three distinct risks: The so-called “bomb trains” (shown here) that carry a highly explosive mix of crude oil and gas from the shale fields of North Dakota into the port of Albany and down the river into New Jersey; the 53-year-old nuclear power plant at Indian Point, which continues to operate even as its infrastructure ages; and the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge, currently the biggest construction project in North America, with a potential to create serious environmental harm if not closely monitored.


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Omo River changes in Ethiopia

explained in this video August 26, 2015













Dams and irrigated plantations being built in Ethiopia will bring major changes to the flow of the Lower Omo River, harming ecosystem functions and local livelihoods all the way to the river’s terminus at Lake Turkana in Kenya. This video illustrates the hydrological risks the dam and plantations will bring.


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Children See Wildlife for the First Time Sept. 9, 15












The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is educating the next generation of conservationists by taking school children out into the wild to see, in many cases, their first elephant or rhino. Lewa realizes that these children will be tomorrow’s leaders and that they are the hope for protecting wildlife for generations to come.


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Blood Lions trailer http://www.bloodlions.org/








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Nature Is Speaking October 14, 2015








Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Nature Is Speaking October 21, 2015








Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Nature Is Speaking Posted October 28 2015

This week: Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest










Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Nature Is Speaking Posted November 4 2015

Nature Does Not Need People – People Need Nature

This week: Edward Norton is The Soil








Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Warning: this video contains scenes of predatory animals in action.



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Elephant Infographic

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Nature Is Speaking Posted November 18 2015

Nature Does Not Need People – People Need Nature

This week: Robert Redford is The Redwood











Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Nature Is Speaking Posted November 25 2015

Nature Does Not Need People – People Need Nature

This week Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef












Conservation International has put together a series of eight short films (under 2 minutes each) that link an actor’s voice to a key component of the natural world. In each film it is evident that the natural world does not depend on people for its existence, but that people cannot survive without the natural world. Even the most self-centered among us may get the message that Nature does not need people – people need nature.

To view them all go to:http://natureisspeaking.org/


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Philip Hyde (1921-2006)

Philip Hyde’s photographs have helped protect such national treasures as the Grand Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument, Denali, Tongass National Forest, Canyonlands, the Coast Redwoods, Point Reyes, King’s Canyon, the North Cascades, Oregon Cascades, High Sierra Wilderness, and many others.


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Photographer and ILCW Member (USA) Clay Bolt’s “Meet Your Neighbors” program connects people (through photographs) with wildlife in their own communities. The goal is that once people become aware of these natural neighbors they will want to help protect them and their environment.

Posted February 8, 2016

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This short clip is of Jane Goodall sharing her thoughts on being ready when the opportunity arises, the lessons from dogs, and fighting the power of money. And what would she change if she had the magic power to do so?

Posted February 17, 2016

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Urban Birding in Málaga

Málaga, situated on the sun-kissed Costa del Sol in Andalucia, southern Spain would hardly seem like a venue for urban birding. But surprisingly, it has a lot to offer. Join ILCW member (UK) David Lindo as he leads you through one of Spain’s major tourist spots to find birds.


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Krithi Karanth on Rewilding India­

A unique perspective on true wildlife conservation.

Posted March 2, 2016


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Wangari Maathai, Environmentalist and Tree Planting Hero

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement (GBM) and managed to plant more than 51 million trees across Kenya inspiring  today's generation to make a change no matter the challenges. Posted March 14, 2016


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A Letter to the Future

15 years ago, a letter was written by The Nature Conservancy Trustee, Harry Groome, to his first grandchild. This is his letter.

Posted March 28, 2016


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Rethinking Culverts

See why fish-friendly, climate-resilient structures are important to our future and how partnerships are the key to making them a reality. Posted April 6, 2016


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Be a Part of the Solution

What would you do when destroying the environment could save your child? Posted April 13, 2016

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The Pale Blue Dot

This is a fitting video for Earth Day. Astronomer Carl Sagan’s text paired with powerful imagery shows the fragility of the Earth and our small place in the universe. That we should work “… to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.” Posted April 20, 2016



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I’m a Climate Scientist

Feeling a bit glum about the state of the natural world. Take a break and view this video made for the television show Hungry Beast by real climate scientists in Australia. Posted April 27, 2016

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The Beauty of Pollination

Take a quick break and enjoy the stunning photography that is slowed to a speed that the eye can appreciate. This short is from Louie Schwartzberg’s TED talk.










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The words of conservationist Mardy Murie paired with stunning visuals from Grand Teton National Park. Posted May 18, 2016


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Polar Bears discuss Climate Change

Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne teamed up with the animators at Eskimo Productions to present this video of polar bears discussing what causes climate change. Posted May 25, 2016







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Coral Reefs and Climate Change
A child of the future relates her grandfather’s stories about the now-extinct coral reefs of the world (in her time of 2065). He gives her a gift of a rare piece of white coral that leads to a discussion of what the reefs were, what they did, and why they were left  to die. A powerful video that gives one hope that we can still make a change to save the world’s reefs by reversing the destructive practices that have led to more than 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere along with reversing the polluting and over fishing practices that are putting our reefs in danger today.

Posted June 8, 2016


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Human-Elephant Coexistence:
The Easy Way

Human development and a highway in Northern Kenya have posed a danger to migrating elephants and the people who collide with them while driving. In 2011 an elephant underpass was constructed under the highway along the elephant migration route from Mount Kenya to the Samburu ecosystem allowing safe passage of elephants and other animals under the highway. But more corridors are needed along the highway to ensure that these animals are not cut off from migration and breeding opportunities that would lead to the destruction of the herd. A new underpass will help secure the landscape connectivity for 6,500 northern Kenya elephants and help promote human-elephant coexistence. Posted June 22, 2016


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Costa del Marches Posted June 29 2016

This is a humorous look at a daft schemer who hopes to cash in on global warming by developing Britain’s newest seaside resort. His mad plan is to hurry the effects of global warming, making it his personal mission to attempt to speed up climate change, and raise the sea level to just outside his village, by any means necessary. This film is a collaborative project between Marches Energy Agency, Rural Media Company and Flicks in the Sticks to promote awareness of climate change, funded by DEFRAs climate change communications fund with additional support from Shropshire County Council and Herefordshire County Council.


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Elk Babies on Tundra, July 4, 2016
Published July 6, 2016

Young elk calves, still in their spots, were filmed in the early morning hours along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado just a few days ago. The elk were filmed within a 1-1/2- to 2-hour drive from the ILCW office. Writers, if you apply to use the David R. Brower Office of Conservation Writing in the ILCW headquarters you could be this close to natural areas to give your writing inspiration. To apply to use the Brower Office (there is no charge to use the office) go  here.

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Protect the Nature, Save the World

Posted July 13, 2016







The importance of recycling shown in less than a minute.



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100 Years of Nature Conservation

Posted July 20, 2016














This 17 minute documentary film tells the story of The Wildlife Trusts from its inception as the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves in 1912 under the leadership of Charles Rothschild, to the birth of the local conservation movement after WWII, through its dramatic growth in the 1960s, to the present day. The film visits locations such as Skomer, Loch of the Lowes, Brockholes, Flamborough Head, Woodwalton Fen and Ballynahone Bog. It also uses archive footage from Trusts, the BBC and other sources. Interviewees include Sir David Attenborough, Prof Aubrey Manning, Simon King, Ted Smith, Stephanie Hilborne, Hilary Benn MP and trustees, staff and volunteers from around the Trusts. The film is narrated by the actor Sam West, directed by Sarah Pitt and produced by Environment Films.


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Take a video break and see how several Pandas at a zoo in China thwart the efforts of one of their keepers trying to clean up their area, showing that pandas may not be good gardeners. Posted August 10, 2016




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Do Fish Feel Pain?












A clip from a documentary from Georgia State University film and video program

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Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye













An interesting and concise explanation of why the Earth’s climate is warming up, as told by Bill Nye the Science Guy.



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One United Roar – The Elders Speak for Lions and Nature









Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth wave of extinctions of plants and animals in the past half-billion years. All existing and potential natural environments need to be safe guarded at all costs. Humanity created this problem, united we can solve it. One United Roar for Nature (O.U.R). The roar of the lions representing all of nature! Listen to our elders... hear what they have to say.



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Optimism









Conservation Biologist James Borrell is optimistic and convinced we are starting to turn the corner on the damage we’ve been doing to the natural world. In this TedxTalk, that runs just under 18 minutes, Borrell talks about how we can reverse the destruction during our lifetime.




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Building Blocks Made From Recycled Plastic







New Zealand inventor, Peter Lewis, repurposes used plastic into building blocks similar in size to cinder or concrete blocks. The RePlast Block does not need glue or adhesives to use, can contribute to LEED certification, is 95% lower in greenhouse gas emissions compared to concrete blocks, and is high in acoustic and thermal insulation.


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Spontaneous Play Between Whales and Dolphins

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Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

Posted 10--5-16








In this full-length web exclusive, National Geographic journeys along the remote Alaskan coast ... in search of garbage. A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres, or currents, in the Pacific Ocean. Called the Gyre Expedition, their goal is to create art from the trash they find to raise awareness about its impact on oceans and wildlife. In 2014 their artwork became a traveling exhibition.


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NASA: Earth Temperature Puzzle

Posted 10-12-16












The past decade has been the hottest ever recorded since global temperature records began 150 years ago. This video discusses the impacts of the sun's energy, Earth's reflectance and greenhouse gasses on global warming.



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Dr Ian McCallum recites
"Wilderness" by Carl Sandburg

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The Hope for Conservation Posted November 9, 2016










James Borrell, a conservation biologist, tells of three stories of hope. Despite all the bad news we are bombarded with daily about the state of our natural world, James is stubbornly optimistic and is convinced we are beginning to turn the corner.

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On Borrowed Time: Poaching in
Belum-Temengor, Malaysia
Posted November 16, 2016







For an area twice the size of Singapore, only 9 rangers patrolled it at the time the film was made. This video raises awareness of the problem and lays out solutions to protect the biodiversity of this rich area. Some scenes may be hard to watch. Filmed by award-winning Malaysian documentary makers Novista for WWF-Malaysia and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia.

More about this film.


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Meet the quack squad. Posted December 6, 2016





They’re short, they waddle, and they’re coming to eat the snails, nature’s very own pest control. Every morning, duck farmer Denzel Metthys releases over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks on the Vergenoegd Winery in South Africa. Trained to march in a long line en route to the vineyard, these ducks mean business.

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How to you want to be remembered?





Bittu Sahgal,founder and editor of Sanctuary Asia and Cub magazines, which works towards building strong values in today’s youth to ensure a practical tomorrow

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"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."

--Native American Proverb


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Blood Market: There’s a High Demand for Rhino Horn

Demand for rhino horn is responsible for the deaths of thousands of rhinos every year, with about 1,300 rhinos killed in 2015. This number might seem insane, but not when you hear the price of rhino horn: more than $30,000 per pound. That’s more than gold, diamonds or cocaine.

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Forest Megaphones

Deep in the forests right on the edge of Estonia, three gigantic wooden megaphones stand, scattered between dark-barked fir trees.This is RUUP, designed and built by students from Estonian Academy of Arts, looking for a way to help us all notice and listen to the sounds of the forests. Ruup offers a place to rest your feet, as well as your thoughts. Sit, sleep, think, and listen. Ruup is an open library with just one book – nature.


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Rhino Training

This absurd machine is a silly joke, taken way too far.

Denver zoo keeper Dave Johnson got an email at work one day, and the subject was "Rhino Training". (We use a CAD program called Rhinoceros.) Colleague Arlen and he thought that was a hilarious image: trying to get a rhino to sit, with no effect whatsoever. All day long we'd say "Sit!" and then crack up. So he made a machine about it.