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  • Video: Conservation and Restoration Ecology: Crash Course Ecology #12
    Hank wraps up the Crash Course on ecology by taking a look at the growing fields of conservation biology and restoration ecology, which use all the kung fu moves we've learned about in the past eleven weeks and apply them to protecting ecosystems and to cleaning up the messes that we've already made.
  • Video: Tending the Wild: Living Desert
    The desert is a unique and highly fragile environment that is culturally valuable to Native communities. Despite appearing barren, the desert supports a wide swath of life: plants, animals, humans, and cultural practices. But the desert has also been seen as a location prime for urban development and large-scale extractive industries such as mining, wind, and solar energy development. In the past few years, these industries have expanded in the Mojave desert and had devastating impacts on the delicate environment and the Native cultures dependent on them. In this video, we explore how Native peoples continue to live in the desert and how they are confronting threats to their environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOhdwKOO0Y0
  • Article About Pollinators
    Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
  • Article: Biocultural Resilience for Systems Change
    Whether or not humankind is going to achieve such a systems change and succeed in transitioning into the Ecozoic Age depends ultimately on our individual and collective courage to commit to a more holistic worldview that is based on valuing biocultural diversity for our own and our planet’s wellbeing. Find out more about bicultural diversity in this article by United Nations University. https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/biocultural-resilience-for-systems-change
  • Article: Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Biodiversity Crisis
    People who live off the land depend on keeping ecosystems intact, and scientists are tapping into their unique expertise. Find out more in this article by Scientific American. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/indigenous-knowledge-can-help-solve-the-biodiversity-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR0Vh7o0-Xvrdnf_LBer1ECi12jN6WWQZ-6A9Wh6q4OJ-qyLiJVjnpel9eY
  • Article: Listening to Nature: The Emerging Field of Bioacoustics
    Researchers are increasingly placing microphones in forests and other ecosystems to monitor birds, insects, frogs, and other animals. As the technology advances and becomes less costly, proponents argue, bioacoustics is poised to become an important remote-sensing tool for conservation. https://e360.yale.edu/features/listening-to-nature-the-emerging-field-of-bioacoustics
  • Article: The Coronavirus Connection
    Forest loss drives viruses as well as climate change—and Indigenous peoples are on the frontlines of the destruction. By Covering Climate Now March 18, 2020
  • Article: Tip of the iceberg- is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?
    As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
  • Article: Want to Stop the Next Pandemic? Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats
     There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where COVID-19 may have first infected people.
  • Article: When Confronting a Pandemic, We Must Save Nature to Save Ourselves
    When Confronting a Pandemic, We Must Save Nature to Save Ourselves
  • Article:How biodiversity loss is hurting our ability to combat pandemics
    World Economic Forum article: How biodiversity loss is hurting our ability to combat pandemics
  • Citizen Science Resource: SciStarter- Science we can do together
    This site has citizen science projects from around the world with a diversity of topics. As we face global challenges, we may want to find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, preventing disease, or accelerating medical research. Science needs more eyes, ears and perspectives than any scientist possesses. Enter citizen science: a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference.
  • Tania Rubio: Biomachine Wind Animals
    Video: Check out this sound installation that references bird calls, traditional pottery and technology. Interactive Sound Installation supported by the program Art, Science and Technology of FONCA-UNAM, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk2-a7SpxTg
  • Video: Bioacoustic Monitoring: A Community Approach to Protecting the Rainforest
    Join National Geographic Explorer Topher White as he uses recycled cellphones to combat deforestation around the world with his company, Rainforest Connection.
  • Video: Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests
    The Nature Conservancy’s Indonesia program is using bioacoustics in Berau, where they will use forest sounds to understand how biodiversity changes with different land use types across East Kalimantan.
  • Video: Biocultural Diversity Combats Climate Change
     Biocultural landscapes are holistic systems of culture and nature that have been shaped by human management over long periods of time. They maintain ecosystem health, utilize traditional knowledge, protect biodiversity, provide cultural value, build healthy soils, enhance resilience, nourish agriculture, fisheries, and forests, and mitigate climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qnEcVfYMDo
  • Video: Citizen science - in researching biodiversity
    Citizen science is a relatively new way of knowledge co-creation, where professional scientists and enthusiastic citizens collaboratively search for answers. While it certainly presents challenges, it also provides a great opportunity for both parties to engage science and nature together, and ultimately, can result in transformative societal changes. This video showcases the different levels of participation available, and the advantages of, citizen science by illustrating it with a compelling and intimate visual journey through the seas to the backyard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4xdKenrlJ4
  • Video: How nature can protect us from pandemics
    In this video, Bernard Bett discusses the delicate relationship between humans, wildlife and the pathogens that circulate among them in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Video: Introduction to Ecology
    Learn about the biosphere, ecosystems, communities, populations, organisms, habitats, niches, generalists, specialists, biotic and abiotic factors in this video!
  • Video: North America's Original Cuisine - Foodways with Jessica Sanchez, Episode 8
    In a remote corner of Colorado known as Dunton Hot Springs, Executive Chef Karlos Baca is educating guests on the meaning of indigenous cuisine. Using the bounty of the land such as bison and foraged forest ingredients, chef Baca continues to carry on the traditions of his ancestors not only through his cooking, but by emulating the meaning of the phrase "sun dancer." Check out this Foodways video by Zagat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAvPUBS3EFg
  • Video: Tending the Wild- Gathering Medicine
     Indigenous peoples in California relied on traditional gathering to provide for all of their food and medicinal needs. California's landscapes produce hundreds of indigenous plant species that have been used thousands of years prior to European contact. And many of these plants and their preparations as medicine informed modern pharmacopeia, most notably aspirin, which is derived from the bark of the willow tree. Native herbalism continues to be relevant today. There is a resurgence of traditional medicinal practices in Native communities and a growing interest in this knowledge in popular culture. In this video, we explore how Native herbalism is practiced today and how a holistic approach to health and the environment can inform healthy living. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbbcok8Lzs0
  • Video: Voices and Visions of Indigenous Terra Madre
    Indigenous Terra Madre is the gathering of indigenous communities and supporters that form part of the Slow Food movement. In November of 2015, representatives of 148 tribes from 58 countries gathered in Shillong, Khasiland, Meghalaya, India, to share information, strategies and resources around indigenous food and biocultural diversity. This video shares some of their voices and visions. https://vimeo.com/channels/culturalconservancy/194108606
  • Video: Without Bees, the Foods We Love Will Be Lost
    Bees, which pollinate crops like apples, blueberries, pumpkins, and watermelon, are facing huge challenges to their survival, such as the overuse of neonic pesticides. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/without-bees-foods-we-love-will-be-lost
  • Video:Coronavirus- a message from nature
    Nature is sending us another wake-up call with the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside Australian bushfires, broken heat records and the worst locust invasion in Kenya for 70 years. Our destruction of nature is hurting humanity. While our immediate priority must be to protect people from COVID-19 and prevent its spread, our long-term response must tackle climate change and biodiversity loss. To prevent further zoonotic disease outbreaks the destruction of nature for farming, mining and housing must end.
  • Video:Food sovereignty|Valerie Segrest at TEDxRainier
     The Indian tribes around the Puget Sound have practiced sustainable balance with its foods for thousands of years, but now the prairie lands and mountain berry meadows are disappearing and salmons runs are dwindling. Valerie Segrest, a member of Muckleshoot tribe and native foods educator tells us to listen to the salmon and cedar tree, who teach us a life of love, generosity and abundance, and to remember when we take better care of our land, we are taking better care of ourselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGkWI7c74oo
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