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Cesar Valero

MBA Student, Maastricht School of Management in Maastricht

Discovering wildlife in the concrete jungle

PRESENTED ON MAR 17, 2017
IN MAASTRICHT @ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA

Cesar Valero was born in Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Inca's Empire, Peru and grew up surrounded by the Andes and the mysticism that characterises his home region. When he started doing bird watching in the capital Lima, he discovered the existence of hidden wildlife living in the city and was able with nature in the urban jungle. 

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Rain Gardens for Everyone

BY VICKI CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 07, 2014

Vicki Churchman teaches us how to efficiently utilize our rainwater to beautify our yards. From butterflies to Begonias, rain gardens bring in wildlife and return more water to the ground than the concrete surfaces in cities and on roadways.

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Spying on the Wild

BY PHIL KNIGHT
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Conservationist Phil Knight talks about using photography and camera traps to capture photos of elusive wildlife in nature, including bobcat, bear, elk moose. Using cameras in the wild as a type of 'Candid Camera for wildlife' also helps conservations learn by tracking animals at night, such as discovering a mule deer migration no one knew about before.

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Photographs That Will Make You Smile

BY CLAY THURSTON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

I consider myself a very serious wildlife and nature photographer.  However, there have been several times when the subject I was photographing wasn’t really all that serious.  This program shows a few of those times.

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The Wildlife Air Service

BY WIETSE VAN DER WERF
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 26, 2015

What if you could help protect the wildlife and other endangered species by air? What if you thought of a completely new way to protect forrest and sea? Speaker Wietse van der Werf wondered if he could set up a network of pilots to help from above. And as it turned out, he created a worlwide network of citizens who wanted to help him protect there local nature en envorinment. Now he and his Wildlife Air Service are an imortant partner for large environmental organizations.

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Highway 17 Wildlife Connectivity Project

BY AHIGA SNYDER
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Wildlife Biologists Tanya Diamond and Ahíga Roger Snyder are working on solutions that make the road safer for wildlife and drivers alike. They partner with land trust organizations and local government and specialize in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape.

They are currently working on solutions for Highway 17, which carries a substantial amount of commuter and vacation traffic between the Bay Area and Santa Cruz. The road cuts through the habitat of foxes, black-tailed deer, mountain lions, and many other species of wildlife.

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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A House in the Jungle

BY CHEE WEE NG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Chee Wee Ng shares a rare project about building a house in the jungle.

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Achacha, the Dancing Fruit!

BY BRUCE AND HELEN HILL
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

In Achacha, the Dancing Fruit! Bruce and Helen Hill share the story behind the launching of the Amazon basin fruit, the Achacha, into the fruit bowls of the world.

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Noise pollution: how does it affect wildlife?

BY ELOISE LYNCH
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Eloise Lynch studies Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. Noise pollution is one of many factors contributing to changes in wildlife. This presentation explores the impact of human induced noise polution on various species.