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  1. Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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    What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left....

  2. A Perspective on Zoos: Andreas Kaufmann at TEDxVilnius

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    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,...

  3. Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole

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    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...

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

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    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...

  5. 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...