1. Living Lowcountry Episode 1: The Beautiful Lowcountry


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    The lowcountry of South Carolina is a beautiful place to live. Full of incredible wildlife this video takes a closer look at our impact on these amazing animals and asks that we all take the time to explore our living places.

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    • David Liittschwager: Ross Institute Summer Academy 2014 (excerpt)


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      "Ocean Acidification" David Liittschwager is a National Geographic contributing photographer and author of multiple books depicting biodiversity. Ross Institute Summer Academy is an annual weeklong conference held in August in East Hampton, NY. Each year, Ross School leadership and faculty come together to engage in professional development and an exchange of ideas with both colleagues and experts in order to improve the Ross School curriculum, education, and experience for students. Summer Academy 2014 examined the Earth’s sustainability crisis with the goal of developing educational materials focused on understanding the complexities of the issues in order to prepare students to find creative solutions in response. Learn more about Summer Academy 2014: rossinstitute.org/#/SA2014 View all Summer Academy 2014 lectures: http://vimeopro.com/rossinstitute/summeracademy2014 twitter.com/rossinstitute facebook.com/rossinstitute www.rossinstitute.org www.ross.org

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      • Grass Pyrgomorphs


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        [taxonomy:binomial=Atractomorpha sp] [taxonomy:family=Pyrgomorphidae] The insects are attracted to this Iresine plant. The species is present in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

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        • Scott Chaskey: Readings from SEEDTIME @ Sylvester Manor


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          pick up the NEW book! http://www.amazon.com/Seedtime-History-Husbandry-Politics-Promise/dp/1609615034 Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics and Promise of Seeds - by Scott Chaskey Scott Chaskey—working farmer, poet, and spiritual father of the community farming movement—considers "the web of biodiversity and resilience at the heart of our cultural inheritance" by masterfully weaving history, politics, botany, literature, mythology, and memoir into a beautiful and instructive book. It’s hard to think of a subject more fundamental to the sustenance of the human race than seeds. Having coevolved with the Earth’s plants, insects, and animals, seeds are entwined with the core myths of ancient cultures and the development of human consciousness. Their story remains vitally important today, as the corporations that manufacture GMOs threaten our food security and the future of seed-cultivated agriculture. The stakes, for those concerned with preserving biodiversity and ecological integrity, are high. Balancing a wide view of politics and history, Chaskey alights from life on the farm he has cultivated for 25 years to conjure Gregor Mendel’s breeding experiments that yielded our modern understanding of genetics; he also introduces us to several "bioneers," such as the geobotanist Nikolay Vavilov and agriculturalist Cary Fowler, who are preserving global biodiversity through seeds. Integrating scholarship with accessible storytelling, Seedtime is a celebration as well as a call to action urging us to renew our role as citizens of nature, in ecologist Aldo Leopold’s phrase, not as conquerors of it. http://www.rodaleinc.com/products/books/seedtime-history-husbandry-politics-and-promise-seeds http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seedtime-scott-chaskey/1115568936?ean=9781609615031 https://www.facebook.com/SEEDTIMEHistoryHusbandryPoliticsPromiseofseeds

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          • COP16 - Espaço Amazônia e bastidores


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            Video sobre o Espaço Amazônia, montado pelo Brasil no Cancun Messe para representar o ambiente amazônico de diversas maneiras. Apresenta elementos de fauna e flora, do tipo de vida das populações indígenas e tradicionais que lá vivem, informações econômicas (como a zona franca) e o uso de monitoramento por satélite. Em seguida, Mariana Pavan faz um breve relato sobre a baixa participação de pessoas na COP16.

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            • Creatures from the deep


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              An interview with supervisor of 3D Design at the South Australian Museum about their upcoming 'Journey to the Abyss' biodiversity gallery. Shot on Panasonic P2 Full story at http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2011/10/20/3344614.htm

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              • Protected Areas by UNEP-WCMC


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                Developed for the WDPA website now being replaced by protectedplanet.net

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                • FRAMEwebinar: Linking Conservation to Health (2012-07-18)


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                  Too often, conservation and development practitioners work on parallel initiatives, neglecting opportunities to work together to move forward in global development. In this webinar hosted by FRAMEweb on July 18, 2012, experts discuss improving the interconnections between health and the environment and share their own work and experiences linking the two sectors. Presenters: Janet Edmond, Director of Population Environment at Conservation International, discusses linking conservation to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to natural resource management (NRM). Dr. Anila Jacob, AAAS Fellow with USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office, discuss why the global health community needs to think about NRM and its impacts, including links between DRR and food security to healthy ecosystems.

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                  • Plantation Forestry in Indonesia: The Greenspirit Strategies Perspective


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                    Dr. Patrick Moore is the founder Greenspirit, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change. With a PhD in ecology and over 30 years as a leader in the international environmental field, Dr. Moore is also a co-founder of Greenpeace and a driving force shaping policy and direction as Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization. In his most recent research, Dr. Moore leads a team to Indonesia to evaluate the sustainability practices of Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world’s largest paper companies, based in Indonesia. Dr. Moore uncovers several misconceptions about Indonesian forestry and concludes deforestation is not taking place on plantations. Instead, it can be found deep in the forests, where poor Indonesians try to make a living to feed their families, using what they see as the only resources available to them. Tune in as Dr. Moore discusses the surprising findings of his two-week tour of Indonesia during a Washington Post Viewpoint webinar on November 30 at 11 a.m. EST at http://discuss.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/zforum/05/APP.htm or to read the Greenspirit Strategies report in full please visit: http://www.scribd.com/asiapulppaper.

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                    • Eastern Sedgefrog


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                      [taxonomy:binomial=Litoria fallax] [taxonomy:family=Hylidae] The adult grows to 25mm, whereas the tadpole is 30mm long.

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