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...
Bringing about change for animals | Susan Mercer, Hitoshi Tojo | TEDxTokushimaU
Contributor(s): Susan Mercer, Hitoshi Tojo
At TEDxTokushimaU, Susan and Hitoshi will share with us their ideas on creating a society where we can live well together with animals.Becoming No Kill has become an expressed goal for Japan as a nation. In 2006, Susan Mercer and Hitoshi Tojo created NPO HEART Tokushima and they, along with staff...
Beyond Human | Geoff Luck | TEDxCharlottesville
Contributor(s): Geoff Luck
Geoff Luck, filmmaker/Executive Producer at National Geographic Television, reveals how his experience with filming elephants in Botswana taught him that by seeing ourselves as just another animal species, we can develop a richer way to live with every living being on the planet.Geoff Luck is a...
What if we could talk to animals? | Pea Horsley | TEDxLimassol
Contributor(s): Pea Horsley
We think the coolest way to communicate is via a smartphone, but what if there's a way to communicate that not only requires no batteries, but can cross the species barrier?Pea HorsleyWebsite:animalthoughts.comPea is the UK's most highly regarded animal communicator. She is an...
How my dog taught me to be more human | Harsthitha Canchi | TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool
Videos | Contributor(s): Harsthitha Canchi
In her TEDx talk, “How my dog taught me to be more human”, she conveys what humanity means to her, and how the perspective was brought about by understanding her dog’s behavior. Harshitha is 17 years old and currently completing her A-level at Oshwal Academy Senior High. This...
Save a Dog's Life | Karyn Garvin | TEDxTucson
Videos | Contributor(s): Karyn Garvin
Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...
A tryst with reptiles | Yamini Bhaskar | TEDxNTU
Videos | Contributor(s): Yamini Bhaskar
Reptiles have always been a misunderstood group of animals, often “vilified” for being different. It takes some education and understanding to see why they do the things they do and in some ways Yamini draw parallels with them, being a woman doing some pretty unconventional things....
Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums | Taison Chang | TEDxXiguan
Videos | 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...
The empathy with animal world | Angelo Vaira | TEDxLakeComo
Videos | Contributor(s): Angelo Vaira
How human well being also depends on our ability to establish a harmonious and empathic relationship with animals and to understand that animals are capable of emotions very similar to those of humans.Zooanthropologist and researcher in animal cognitive sciences, but also a writer, lecturer and...
What My Dogs Taught Me | Bruno Icobet | TEDxBacau
Videos | Contributor(s): Bruno Icobet
When working as a programmer for several hours a day, you need something to get in touch with your human nature and to break the patterns of your life. For Bruno, his savior was Alma, a gorgeous Golden Retriever.Bruno is not a professional dog trainer and he does not make a living training dogs...
A World Without Elephants | Brad Spanbauer | TEDxOshkosh
Videos | 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...
Four-legged friends or soulless objects of study? | Yulia Khukalenko | TEDxVladivostok
Videos | Contributor(s): Yulia Khukalenko
The words we choose are creating the future of ... animals. Having studied how animals are regarded in scientific texts, linguist Yulia Khukalenko warns us about the consequences we can incur for animals if we go on talking about them in the same way.LinguistThis talk was given at a...
¿Por qué hundir un barco en México? | Juan Pablo Ussel | TEDxTijuana
Videos | Contributor(s): Juan Pablo Ussel
El barco Uribe 121, hundido el año pasado en las playas de Rosarito, se ha convertido en un arrecife artificial que alberga a diversas especies animales que lo han adoptado como su casa, al mismo tiempo que funciona como un espacio para la investigación de vida marina. Sin embargo,...
Zoos of the Future | Keith Lovett | TEDxNewBedford
Videos | 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...
Moj pes, moje zdravilo | Dona Gomilšek | TEDxKrško
Videos | Contributor(s): Dona Gomilšek
The speech teaches us about the connection between humans and animals, our relationship and our codependence. It also teaches us about the mistakes we make regarding animals and how to correct them.Dona Gomilšek is a self-proclaimed animaloholic, animal rights activist and founder of...
Leadership lessons my dog taught me | Cathi Napp | TEDxYouth@Thorndon
Videos | Contributor(s): Cathi Napp
Did you ever think that dog training could teach you something about leadership? Cathi has some of the key lessons that her dog, Griffin, taught her, that will help you reconsider why and how we lead people.Cathi Napp is passionate about dogs, people, and how the two interact. She's recently...
Hunting wildlife traffickers - passion and activism in conservation | Ofir Drori | TEDxEde
Videos | Contributor(s): Ofir Drori
The animal that transformed me is a baby chimpanzee I had rescued from a trafficker and became a father and mother to. I was an adventurer turned into an activist, spending years in the most remote areas of the African bush living with isolated tribes crossing thousands of kilometers on foot,...
Zoonosis: Enfermedades transmisibles del Siglo XXI | Pilar Foronda | TEDxLaLaguna
Videos | Contributor(s): Pilar Foronda
El 75% de las enfermedades emergentes infecciosas que afectan a humanos son de origen animal. El estudio de estas enfermedades, denominadas zoonosis, puede proporcionar información acerca de las posibles enfermedades transmisibles del siglo XXI.Music by Tak-Nara.Assistant Professor Doctor...
Sniffing Out Cancer | Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte | TEDxWilmington
Videos | Contributor(s): Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...
Using dogs in urban pest control | Deanna Kjorlien | TEDxMSJC
Videos | Contributor(s): Deanna Kjorlien
Using dogs to find bed bugs or to confirm that bed bugs have been killed can drastically reduce the amount of pesticides sprayed. This is a small but significant step in helping our environment, not to mention it helps us, “Sleep tight at night.”Deanna Kjorlien, President of Green Dog...