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  1. Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg

    We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...

  2. Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums | Taison Chang | TEDxXiguan

    Contributor(s):: Taison Chang

    Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...

  3. Zoos of the Future | Keith Lovett | TEDxNewBedford

    Contributor(s):: Keith Lovett

    Zoos historically have been beloved attractions where communities came to admire animals. Over the last decade more and more people have begun questioning the ethics of zoos. The zoos of the future have an important role in protecting wildlife, but they must evolve into centers for environmental...

  4. Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums: Taison Chang at TEDxXiguan

    Contributor(s):: Taison Chang

    Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. The nature of hope: Thane Maynard at TEDxCincinnati

    Contributor(s):: Thane Maynard

    Thane Maynard director of zoo talks about calendars the effort to save endangered animals from bunk of extinction and explores how that's possible cbc or and why it's so important here in the 20th century. Thane has written more than a dozen books, the most recent, “Hope For Animals...

  8. Saving Animals, Saving the Future: John Linehan at TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

    Contributor(s):: John Linehan

    The planet is losing species at alarming rates, and we must act now if we want to save those that teeter on the brink of extinction. From honeybees to rhinos, John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England, has dedicated more than 30 years to protecting wildlife and educating people of all...

  9. Encounters with the "Big Cats" of the Amur Region: Jeremy Nelson at TEDxMoncton

    Contributor(s):: Jeremy Nelson

    Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton, New Brunswick, has transformed over the last quarter century from a small game farm to a zoo industry leader and innovator in the areas of education, animal care and community involvement. Their latest venture - the design and construction of a gorgeous Amur Tiger...

  10. Why We Need Zoos: Gabriela Mastromonaco at TEDxToronto

    Contributor(s):: Gabriela Mastromonaco

    There are various schools of thought surrounding zoos and their purpose. Skeptics argue that it’s unethical to remove wild animals from their natural habitat to be put on display, but proponents of zoos stress that they serve a critical scientific purpose. In this TEDxTalk, Dr. Gabriella...

  11. 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...