Tag «Conservation»

A Life Among the Clouds: A NATURE Short Film

A Life Among the Clouds: A NATURE Short Film

When you’re a kid and you think of a very far-off magical place this is it. A mysterious island shrouded in fog. Around the world, cloud forests are rapidly disappearing and this is one of the last intact cloud forests on earth. The island of New Guinea is unique in all the world. Hundreds of …

Katharine Suding’s MacArthur Address ESA 2019: Resilience, Recovery and the Ecology of Change

Katharine Suding’s MacArthur Address ESA 2019: Resilience, Recovery and the Ecology of Change

(gentle music) – Katharine Suding is a leader in community ecology. She applies empirical and theoretical approaches to address both fundamental and applied problems faced by ecological communities in today’s changing world. Her presentation is entitled Resilience, Recovery, and the Ecology of Change. Please help me welcome our MacArthur lecturer, speaker, Dr. Katie Suding. (audience …

Why We Care About Rainforests – Rhett Butler

Why We Care About Rainforests – Rhett Butler

Please welcome – Founder and CEO at Mongabay, Rhett Butler Well thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here. I’ve been asked to speak of my journey from being just a person who’s passionate about rainforests to trying to do something about saving these places. For those who aren’t familiar with Mongabay, We are a …

Deforestation slows: Week in Forests, Oct 8, 2010

Deforestation slows: Week in Forests, Oct 8, 2010

Green party candidate Marina Silva captured 19 percent of the vote in Brazil’s presidential election, shocking analysts and forcing a run-off. Silva, a former rubber tapper who was illiterate until the age of 16, advocates stronger protection of the Amazon rainforest.=====Global forest loss slowed to 13 million hectares per year during the past decade, down …

Wildcat Den State Park | Iowa By Air

Wildcat Den State Park | Iowa By Air

Along the Mississippi River in Muscatine County Wildcat Den State Park showcases miles of hiking trails, rock formations and several historic structures. The signature building at Wildcat Den is the 1848 Pine Creek Gristmill and Pine Mill Bridge. Built in the mid-1800s, the Pine Creek Gristmill stands as a living museum to the milling processes …