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  1. Catpeople- How to Make Friends with a City?: Olga Galecka at TEDxYouth@Hrodna

    In her talk Olga is going to tell us about her own example of relations with a city and..what cats have to do with this, yeah, those cats with fur and tales. Olga is a volunteer from Poland, working in Hrodna. She is an admirer of a city and city life in all its displays. Volga is especially...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Mill Dog Rescue: Theresa Strader at TEDxColoradoSprings

    After attending a large-scale dog auction on February 17, 2007 in the heart of puppy mill country, Theresa was inspired to make a lasting difference for the dogs held captive by the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) was formed to honor one very special dog who was...

  5. Human-Canine Healing: Anthony Barnett at TEDxLawrence

    Exploring the belief that by embracing the true symbiotic nature of the relationship between canines and humans, can we reach our full healing potential.Anthony graduated from Baker University in 2000 and has completed the Triple Crown Academy for Professional Dog Trainers distance education...

  6. The Doctor Dogs of Happiness: Andrea Souza Cinoterapia at TEDxRecife

    Occupational therapist, in 2006 she started to study the benefits given by the use of animals in therapeuthical interventions, starting the use of this means in her practices with children in the garths of the Bar„o de Lucena hospital. In 2010, she implemented the Therapy Assisted by...

  7. Can Wearable Computing for Dogs Keep Humans Safer?: Melody Moore Jackson at TEDxPeachtree

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The earliest record of dogs assisting humans with disabilities dates back to ancient Rome, in the first century A.D. Melody shows us a creative use of wearable computing that enables humans and their...

  8. Canines in Combat and Competition: Michael Davis at TEDxOStateU

    Oklahoma State University Professor Michael Davis researches animal athletes ranging from explosive detection dogs to Iditarod sled racing dogs. He talks about his findings and passion to help these incredible canines.

  9. A Paws of Happiness: Thea Wasche at TEDxSchriever

    Man's best friend can always bring a smile to your face, but some dogs can do so much more. Thea Wasche and her therapy K9 Lacey volunteer their time working with wounded warriors and American Red Cross shelters to bring a moment of happiness during an otherwise stressful situation.Thea...

  10. PAWSitive Reading- Dogs, Books and Kids: Linda Klein at TEDxAnchorage

    Kids learn to read by doing it. Learn how a partnership between Midnight Sun Service Dogs and Anchorage Public Library provides a positive reading experience that isespecially beneficial for struggling, emerging, and reluctant readers. PAWSitive Reading provides a childfriendly atmosphere that...

  11. Four Legged Citizens: Francis Battista at TEDxReno

    Contributor(s):: Francis Battista

    Francis Battista is one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society, and today is considered to be one of the foremost thought leaders in animal welfare. Francis was co-director of animal care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and he managed the Best Friends rescue shelter in Tylertown,...

  12. Life Lessons from the Vicktory Dogs: Julie Castle at TEDxSaltLakeCity

    Contributor(s):: Julie Castle

    Julie and her husband have worked tirelessly on their goal of eliminating animals being killed in shelters in the state of Utah. Listen to her share her story of some of the animals they've saved along this tumultuous yet rewarding journey. Julie Castle is Chief Marketing and Development...

  13. Canine Connections: Mike Dowling at TEDxNapaValley

    Contributor(s):: Mike Dowling

    Marine Corps Sergeant Mike Dowling talks about Canine Connections, the connection between a Military Dog Handler and his dog, Sergeant Rex, as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2012 "Connected" event. Born in Berkeley California and raised in the Bay Area, Mike Dowling is a former U.S. Marine...

  14. How Dogs Love Us: Dr. Gregory Berns at TEDxAtlanta

    Contributor(s):: Dr. Gregory Berns

    Dr. Gregory Berns is revealing how our mind works, helping us to explore unknown connections along the way. Using advanced brain imaging technologies in his extensive research, Dr. Gregory Berns has helped us better understand human motivation and decision-making. His most recent work explores...

  15. What Every Person Can Learn From Dog Training: Noa Szefler at TEDxJaffa

    Contributor(s):: Noa Szefler

    Noa Szefler is experienced in dog training and hopes to share her methods with others in order to revolutionize the way we interact with animals.  Rather than punishing for bad behavior, she suggests rewarding for good behavior.  By looking for the positives in animals' behavior,...

  16. A Journey with Dogs: Michelle Phillips at TEDxWhitehorse

    Contributor(s):: Michelle Phillips

    Michelle was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. Together with her partner Ed Hopkins she runs a kennel of 55 sled dogs, along with two golden retrievers, two cats and some fish. With her dog team she has run six Yukon Quests and three Iditarods.

  17. Volunteering and animal rescue impacts people and communities: Laura Gonzo at TEDxGreensboro

    Contributor(s):: Laura Gonzo

    Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans with disastrous effects on people and families. Less known is the impact on family pets. This video documents efforts to save these pets. Laura is an active volunteer for animal rescue -- an involvement since 2001. She works with the National Canine...

  18. Could we speak the language of the dolphins?

    Contributor(s):: Denise Herzing

    For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relationships and behaviors. It's clear they are communicating with one another -- but is it language? Could humans use it too? She shares a...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...