Endangered Species

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Category archives for Endangered Species

Forest of Ecstasy: Vanguard

tags: Forest of Ecstasy: Vanguard, illegal drugs, safrole oil, ecstacy, XTC, X, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, rainforest, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, conservation, endangered species, documentary, streaming video Do you think that making and using illegal drugs are victimless crimes? Think again! Deep in a remote Cambodian rainforest, criminals are setting up illegal factories to produce safrole oil, the…

Fencing Flamingos

tags: Fencing Flamingos, ornithology, ecology, endangered species, food webs, research, field work, Marita Davison, Jennifer Moslemi, Jamie Herring, streaming video “Fencing Flamingos” follows the work of Marita Davison, a PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, and her collaborator Jennifer Moslemi as they study flamingos in the rugged high-Andes of Bolivia. The…

Shark Finning: The Ugly Facts

tags: conservation, endangered species, Shark Finning, Sea Shepherd, human behavior, television, streaming video This is a television commercial by the Sea Shepherd. It is an appeal to stop finning sharks. Shark finning refers to the cruel practice of capturing sharks and slicing off their fins. Shark fins are a Chinese delicacy — they are the…

Why Study the Tree of Life?

tags: Tree of Life, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, biology, statistics, teaching, streaming video This video presents a very brief glimpse into what I do as a professional researcher studying “my birds” — the parrots of the South Pacific Ocean (during those rare and beautiful times when I actually have a job!!). To say the least,…

Shagged by a Rare Parrot

tags: kakapo, Strigops habroptilus, conservation, endangered species, humor, Stephen Fry, Mark Carwardine, Last Chance to See, streaming video Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine head to the ends of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction. In New Zealand the travellers make their way through one of the most dramatic landscapes…

tags: Tree of Life, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, biology, statistics, teaching, streaming video This video presents a very brief glimpse into what I do as a professional researcher studying “my birds” — the parrots of the South Pacific Ocean (during those rare and beautiful times when I actually have a job!!). It features interviews with…

tags: parrots, Kakapo, Strigops habroptilus, BBC Two, Last Chance to See, endangered species, BBC Two, Mark Carwardine, Stephen Fry, streaming video Parrot lovers will especially enjoy this video, but anyone who enjoys birds and who wishes to protect endangered species will like it also. Following in the footsteps of Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry joins Mark…

tags: biodiversity, conservation, endangered species, Encyclopedia of Life, TEDTalks, E.O. Wilson, streaming video As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TEDTalks Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life [24:22]

tags: Sylvia Earle, oceans, TEDTalks, conservation, streaming video Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet. [18:16]

tags: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, grail bird, bird watching, conservation, documentary, streaming video No, I do not believe that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker lives, but this trailer makes the documentary film look interesting anyway, mostly because it focuses on the people; the residents of the town nearest the “rediscovery site”, the scientists, the politics and the…