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Wietse Van der Werf

natuurbeschermer, initiatiefnemer, Wildlife Air Service, The Black Fish in Utrecht

The Wildlife Air Service

PRESENTED ON NOV 26, 2015
IN UTRECHT @ VOL 20

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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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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A Place for Birds in Our Lives

BY GIRI ATHREY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Birds are all around us, enrich our lives in multiple ways and are a key to our colorful future, yet they often fade from our mind. Giri Athrey talks about his work with birds that aims to feed the world, while also saving the world's bounty of birds. He presents a case for why we cannot chicken out of our relationship with birds and invites you to make space for birds, not just on your plates, but also in your lives.

 

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Pilot Workload

BY ANTONIUS SANITIOSO
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 16, 2015

Antonius 'Toos' Sanitioso shares his knowledge on what makes the pilot ticks up in the air.

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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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Birds Eye View

BY PAUL GRECH
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

The mysterious wildlife tales of Canada's Western Arctic as witnessed by commercially trained helicopter pilot and adventurer Paul Grech.

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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.