Humans are consuming the ocean’s resources at an alarming rate. How do we sustain this vital ecosystem for generations to come? National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle outlines some of the ways to protect the health of the earth’s biggest ecosystem.
Dead Sparrow Awakening – By Jerry Collamer
Jerry Collamer muses on the sanctity of life, the impact and burden of death, and the awakening of a child to the reality of the world.
Welcome to Loliondo: Maasai Struggle Against Game Hunters for Land Rights
The Loliondo Game Controlled Area (LGCA), one of Tanzania’s most well-known Maasai community concessions and wildlife destinations, is in the spotlight as local stakeholders and outside financial interests clash over its natural resources. Watch “Welcome to Loliondo,” a documentary on how the Maasai confront the threat of safari tourism taking away their land.
Hunters Beware: The Wild Things are Taking it Back
In the Court of the Forest, the captured hunter is released into the wild…naked, to seek his sport-kill with nothing but his wits.
Jay Mallonee on Roaming with the Wolf Pack
Politics, not sound wolf scientific research, has influenced the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts toward removing gray wolves across the country from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. Jay Mallonee, researcher from Wolf & Wildlife Studies, has found that left alone, wolves regulate their own populations with highly sophisticated social interactions within the pack. Unfortunately, the hunting and ranching lobbies don’t support the theory we should learn to live with top predators as a necessity for ecosystem health.
BaVenda of South Africa: How Animals Got Their Color
The BaVenda (also known as Venda), a Bantu tribe living in Southern Africa, tell a traditional myth about how the meerkat gave all the animals their special colors.