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Highway 17 Wildlife Connectivity Project

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2016
IN SANTA CRUZ, CA @ VOL 9

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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Technicality Informing Creativity

BY KAT BUCHANAN
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Though she originally studied field biology, Kat Buchanan now enjoys exploring her creative side through print-making at Grey Seal Press. Kat enjoys the junction of creative and technical thinking that print-making provides, and uses her passion for wildlife and nature to inform her artwork. 

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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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Building a Better Buoy

BY DOUG ROSS
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Artist, engineer, and Marine Mammal rescue volunteer, Doug Ross saw a need, and set out to fill it. In this presentation he shares his experience designing and developing "David Buoy," a streamlined tracking device to help rescuers track and assist whales trapped in fishing lines and other human debris.

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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.

 

 

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Discovering wildlife in the concrete jungle

BY CESAR VALERO
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

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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Memorializing Northern Alberta Wildlife

BY SAMEER SINGH
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Sameer Singh shares his idea for memorializing the devastating 2016 wildfires in Northern Alberta and the restoration of its communities. Listen as Sameer presents a compelling case for a crowd-funded statue of one of Northern Alberta's most iconic fictional characters and a symbol of resilience and regrowth: Wolverine.