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  1. A Perspective on Zoos: Andreas Kaufmann at TEDxVilnius

    Contributor(s):: Andreas Kaufmann

    Andreas has loved animals and nature since his early childhood, which he spent near the lowland forests, surrounded by farm animals and pets.But the zoos… he did not like them. So what turned him into taking a job… at a zoo?Andreas has been actively involved with wild animals,...

  2. A Unique Perspective on True Wildlife Conservation: Krithi Karanth at TEDxGateway 2013

    Wildlife conservation is an important topic to discuss and be aware of.  Krithi Karanth provides some new perspectives on conservation and shares her ideas for protecting wildlife for generations to come.

  3. A World Without Elephants | Brad Spanbauer | TEDxOshkosh

    Contributor(s):: Brad Spanbauer

    In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...

  4. Animal Care & Conservation: Anthony Denice at TEDxPublicStreet

    Contributor(s):: Anthony Denice

    Anthony Denice is a student at Northeastern University in a well-experienced field of animal care and conservation. He cares and deals with different kinds of animal issues. He also explores the important topic of conservation and maintaining species and environments.

  5. Animal Welfare and the Future of Zoos: Ron Kagan at TEDxOaklandUniversity

    Contributor(s):: Ron Kagan

    Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director Ron Kagan will share a view of the future that includes a different relationship between human and non-human animals. Zoos will demonstrate a fundamental commitment to being "patient-centered” – ensuring a great quality of life for...

  6. Bats, bananas and bugs: Rob Mies at TEDxDetroit

    Contributor(s):: Rob Mies

    Bats are one of the animals we rely on to keep us healthy, but how? In this talk, Rob Mies shares why we need to keep bats around and how saving bats can be fun, simple and social. Plus, Rob brings live bats on stage including a Malayan Flying Fox, the largest species of bat in the world with a...

  7. Big Cats: Available in Backyards Nationwide: David Enden at TEDxCSU

    Contributor(s):: David Enden

    Passionate about the conservation of big cats, David talks about his experience and research with these animals and steps we can take to contribute to their conservation. David Enden is a behavioral innovator whose journey has been focused understanding the multi-disciplinary factors of big...

  8. Breeding Change: Cats, Culture, Conservation: Yin Myo Su at TEDxInyaLake

    Contributor(s):: Yin Myo Su

    Yin Myo Su was born in beautiful Inle Lake in Myanmar with its unique heritage of lake rowers, floating gardens and breathtaking natural beauty. She gives a personal and heartfelt talk about how conservation and business are linked and how a chain of events took her from being a student...

  9. Cod Forgive Us: The 6th Great Extinction in Stories and Tattoos | Andrée Zaleska | TEDxJamaicaPlain

    Contributor(s):: Andrée Zaleska

    Andrée brings to life the stories of the animals we are losing in the 6th Great Extinction in the Earth's history, currently underway. She highlights the overriding link to climate change and ends with suggestions of how to approach and resist this horrific event.

  10. Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole

    Contributor(s):: Megan Parker

    Megan Parker talks about training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species at a 2015 TEDx event in Jackson Hole.Megan is a pioneer in training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species. She has been involved in dog training, obedience, and...

  11. How the Ban on Lion Hunting Killed the Lions: Mikkel Legarth at TEDxCopenhagen

    When it comes to animals, people's behavior is usually driven by their emotions instead of facts and knowledge -- it's a behavior that can result in the exact opposite of what was intended. There is no picture perfect or black and white -- conservation is usually a choice between two...

  12. Our relationship with Primates & Wilderness: Carla Litchfield at TEDxAdelaide

    Contributor(s):: Carla Litchfield

    Carla Litchfield is a scientist, an animal behaviourist/ primatologist/ behavioural ecologist/ conservation psychologist (she says you can't pigeonhole her!), who is passionate about animals, especially our closest livingrelatives -- chimpanzees. She is also a lecturer at UniSA as well as the...

  13. Plastic that marine animals can safely eat | Kevin Kumala | TEDxUbud

    Contributor(s):: Kevin Kumala

    When faced with an epic plastic problem, what do you do? Kevin Kumala has created a new “plastic” bag made from cassava starch, which is 100% biodegradable, compostable, non-toxic, and even edible. Kumala claims the bioplastic leaves no trace of toxic residue, a point he demonstrates...

  14. Punch Above Your Weight- Mali Elephant Conservation: Dr. Susan Canney at TEDxVailWomen

    Susan Canney tells the story of the Mali Elephant Project to demonstrate how shifting your perspective opens up new possibilities for transforming an impossible situation. By being willing to Not Know and let go of assumptions, at the same time as doing everything to understand and respect all...

  15. Right Under Our Noses- Dogs are Saving the World: Megan Parker at TEDxBozeman

    Dogs have amazing olfactory abilities which we are just learning to understand. Conservation detection dogs find rare samples which are nearly impossible to collect otherwise. Working Dogs for Conservation trains dogs to find weeds in Montana, moon bears in China, cheetahs in Zambia or the Cross...

  16. Save ourselves by saving tigers: Steve Winter at TEDxGateway 2013

    Contributor(s):: Steve Winter

    Growing up in Indiana, Steve Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. The winner of numerous photography awards, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife...

  17. Sea no evil: Sabrina Imbler at TEDxBrownU

    Contributor(s):: Sabrina Imbler

    Sabrina has a passion for fish and believes in taking care of them properly. She shares valuable information about fish, their lifestyle, her own experiences, and the magic of the sea in her talk on the underwater creatures. Sabrina is a sophomore at Brown University concentrating in English...

  18. The coolest animal you know nothing about...and how we can save it: Patricia Medici at TED Talks

    Contributor(s):: Patricia Medici

    Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene...

  19. The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ

    Contributor(s):: Alexander Braczkowski

    Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...

  20. The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project: Bruce Elfstrom at TEDxConnecticutCollege

    Contributor(s):: Bruce Elfstrom

    Bruce Elfström talks about his work bringing back the Mongolia Bankhar Dog to protect the livelihood of Mongolian farmers and breeders.Bruce Elfström is a biologist by training, and an explorer and outdoorsman by profession. Born to an American documentary filmmaker father, and Swedish...