1. CITES en Chile


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    CITES es una convención internacional sobre el tráfico ilícito de vida silvestre, y Chile está conmemorando 40 décadas de su vigencia. Pese a los varios esfuerzos, aún existe el tráfico ilícito de especies en Chile. Visiten: www.citeschile.cl Productora: MVMT Dirección: Victor Vergara Producción Ejecutiva: Nicole Ellena Guión: Nicole Ellena Animación y edición: Victor Vergara y Florencia Aguilera Musicalización y audio: Benjamin Villaseca Pesce (InVitro studio) Agradecimientos: Erick Vigouroux y Camila Muñoz Espinoza

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    • Mick Fanning's shark encounter, puffins in trouble & adorable otters!


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      A professional surfer's hair-raising shark encounter caught on camera, puffin numbers on the decline, Botswana's controversial ivory sculpture unveiled, and adorable frolicking otters! It's all coming up in your weekly blast of nature news! Want more? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter! http://www.earthtouchnews.com/newsletter-signup/ Earth Touch News Network http://www.earthtouchnews.com NEWS SOURCES SHARK ENCOUNTER https://goo.gl/UgL3V0 IVORY SCULPTURE http://goo.gl/zxSnvF LION BONE TRADE http://goo.gl/RXwts2 WILDLIFE TRADE SKYROCKETS http://goo.gl/luk7id AMAZING DISCOVERY http://goo.gl/rVD2Zf LOST TURTLE http://goo.gl/8d0X9R PUFFIN DECLINE http://goo.gl/MBm94o KOALA RELEASE http://goo.gl/VOCgL0 OTTERLY ADORABLE https://goo.gl/jLHzLL

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      • Souls of the Vermilion Sea trailer


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        Souls of the Vermilion Sea is a new feature length documentary film, currently in production, about the struggle to save the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita. The vaquita is found only in the Northern Gulf of California (also known as the Vermilion Sea), and has been in decline since it was discovered in the late 1950s. Today fewer than 100 individuals remain, but there is a dedicated group of researchers and conservationists who have committed their careers to bringing this species back from the brink of extinction.

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        • Wildlife Alliance - Providing Direct Protection to Forests and Wildlife


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          Learn more about Wildlife Alliance and our efforts to save Cambodia's forests and wildlife. Video by Jessica Kingdon.

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          • Dance Your PhD 2014- No Way Home


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            This is my submission for Dance Your PhD 2014. My dissertation is titled, “Phylogeography and Population Genetics of the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus).” Through my dissertation work I identified five lineages of black bears (Southwest, West, East, Great Lakes, and Central Interior Highlands). I also identified a region of admixture where bears from the Great Lakes and West mixed together following expansion out of three glacial refugia. Secondly, I examined the population genetics of bears in the Midwest where translocation from the Great Lakes lineage mixed with that of the Central Interior Highlands and created a second admixed genetic signature. Finally, I examined methods for identifying where an individual was born based on their genetic signature. These methods can be utilized to identify where illegally harvested animals came from to better understand illegal trade and support enforcement agencies. A primary goal of my dissertation is to understand population genetics across the range so that these methods can be utilized as enforcement tools. The title of the piece, “No Way Home,” is a reference to Dave Wilcove’s book of the same name. The book describes multiple ways in which human induced landscape changes have affected animal migration routes. I use the title two ways. First, to recognize the impact of ongoing habitat fragmentation in limiting dispersal and gene flow in many species, not just bears. Second, to tie in the use of natal origin identification for wildlife trade application; although we can use genetics in this way, an illegally harvested animal no longer contributes it’s genes to the population. Therefore, through habitat fragmentation or illegal harvest, there is, “No Way Home” for many animals. The music, “Wapsuk,” is by Kathleen Edwards and tells the story of the singer/songwriter’s first time seeing polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in Manitoba. Sincerest thanks to the dancers of Mizzou Club Dance and Anthony Sigler for working with me, and to Melody Kroll for logistics to support the project. You can learn more about my work by visiting my webpage (http://eepuckett.wordpress.com/publications/), blog (https://wildlifesnpits.wordpress.com/), or via twitter (@EEPuckett).

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            • IFAW - Save the Amboseli Ecosystem


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              Elephants in Kenya's Amboseli region depend on community land to survive - but much of it is being subdivided and sold, putting the future of all wildlife in this area in jeopardy. Together with the local community, IFAW is working to save what is left. Filmed on a Canon C300 for IFAW. For more information, see http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/watch-how-maasai-community-making-amboseli-elephant-corridor-project-success

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              • Snares - Weapons of Mass Extinction


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                This video showcases the importance of Wildlife Alliance's forest protection program. The forest protection team scours the forest removing thousands of snares from the area. Snares are deadly weapons used by poachers to catch wild animals. They are constantly improving tactics and methods to locate and destroy snares before they wreak havoc on helpless wildlife. Snares pose a serious threat to the biodiversity of the delicate Southern Cardamom forest ecosystem, but are also prevalent in other regions of Cambodia as well. Wildlife Alliance has also been working with the Cambodian government to develop stricter laws and penalties regarding snares.

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                • Kenya Elephant Census.mov


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                  Filmed on a Canon C300 and GoPro Hero3 for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on 10 February 2014. See http://www.ifaw.org/ for more information.

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                  • Meet Chhouk: The elephant with a prosthetic foot


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                    In 2007, orphaned baby elephant Chhouk was found wandering alone in the forests of Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. Badly emaciated and separated from his mother, this endangered Asian elephant had lost his left front foot due to injuries sustained from a poacher's snare. He was rescued by Wildlife Alliance, and brought to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center for rehabilitation. Now his lifestyle has improved with the help of a prosthetic foot. Today, Chhouk is a healthy bull elephant, able to take long walks in the forest, frolic in the pool, and play with his adopted big sister Lucky. He is trained with positive reinforcement only, and is thriving at the Center. To learn more about Chhouk, Wildlife Alliance, and to make a donation to Chhouk's care, please visit our website at www.wildlifealliance.org Music: "tokyoStreet" by airtone http://ccmixter.org/files/airtone/28285 is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/

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                    • Tiger Rangers Saying "Thank You"


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                      Over 100,000 of you sent postcards and e-postcards to tiger rangers. They wanted to thank you for reinforcing their mission to protect these great cats. Rangers, forest guards, eco-guard and field enforcement officers are men and women on the frontlines of conservation are perhaps the most important protectors of the world's natural and cultural treasures. Rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world's most endangered species like tigers, elephants and rhinos, which are also among the most widely targeted wildlife by poachers for the illegal wildlife trade. Send an e-postcard to a ranger: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Thank_Ranger

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