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Anti-Poaching Dogs Protect Kenya’s Endangered Wildlife

Anti-Poaching Dogs Protect Kenya’s Endangered Wildlife

COMM: In the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a special breed of dog is being used to protect the park’s elephants and rhinos from dangerous poaching threats. The conservancy is home to the world’s last remaining three northern white rhinos, 113 critically endangered black rhinos and a number of herds of endangered elephants. But help is on …

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Prescribed Fire Controlled Burns Benefit Wildlife and Improve Habitat

Where there’s smoke there’s fire and where there’s fire, at least on NC Wildlife Resources Commission game land, there’s usually a prescribed burn. A prescribed burn, or an intentional burning of vegetation under strict and specific circumstances, helps to restore and maintain wildlife habitat. These prescribed burns benefit many outdoor enthusiasts including hunters, birders and …

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The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival (Full video)

The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival (Full video)

Narraotor: Hello, newborn desert tortoise! Welcome to your world. Look around. Break out of your shell and explore what lies ahead. Stretch your legs. Feel the desert soil. One thing for sure, though— it won’t be easy. Man / Woman exchange: And this is a male? Yes. Oh yeah look at that tail…yes. Becky Jones: …

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A Threatened National Treasure: The Fiji Banded Iguana Morphs for Survival

A Threatened National Treasure: The Fiji Banded Iguana Morphs for Survival

(upbeat music) – [Narrator] This is the Fiji Banded Iguana, a creature as stunning as it is rare. Native to the tiny Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, it is one of the most geographically isolated iguanas in the world. Vibrant like a jewel, these reptiles are considered a national treasure by the government of …

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The Sulawesi Tarictic Hornbill’s Flight for Survival

The Sulawesi Tarictic Hornbill’s Flight for Survival

(xylophone notes) – [Narrator] This is Sylvester, a three-year-old Sulawesi Tarictic Hornbill. Endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia, its once plentiful population is now rapidly declining. Sylvester is on the smaller side, at about a foot and a half. Hornbills in general are characterized by their long, curved bills. This specific species makes its home in the …

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6 Ways Species Rely on Humans for Survival

6 Ways Species Rely on Humans for Survival

{♫Intro♫} It’s not a secret that we haven’t been the greatest at taking care of the planet we live and depend on. But thankfully, there are countless conservation efforts happening all over the world to try and undo some of that damage. Because, y’know, better late than never. When a species’ population is in decline, …