• Iraq's Last Wild River

    Our goal was to lead a kayak expedition down the Choman-Rawanduz River of Kurdistan, Iraq in May of 2014 with a team of professional kayakers, river advocates and a videographer that can develop a film about the expedition. The expedition started on 9 May and completed successfully on 18 May 2014. Our objectives were to: Demonstrate the eco-tourism potential of wild and scenic rivers in Iraq; Bring attention to the threats facing the river basin and Encourage sustainable use of and protection for Iraqi rivers in general.

    published: 15 Sep 2014
  • mammals of Iraq - Video Learning - WizScience.com

    This is a list of the "mammal species recorded in Iraq". There are 78 mammal species in Iraq, of which 0 are critically endangered, 1 is endangered, 11 are vulnerable, and 3 are near-threatened. 1 of the species listed for Iraq can no longer be found in the wild. The following tags are used to highlight each species' conservation status as assessed by the IUCN: Some species were assessed using an earlier set of criteria. Species assessed using this system have the following instead of Near Threatened and Least Concern categories: ---- Sirenia is an order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit rivers, estuaries, coastal marine waters, swamps, and marine wetlands. All four species are endangered. ---- Rodents make up the largest order of mammals, with over 40 percent...

    published: 04 Sep 2015
  • Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

    Bengal tigers are highly endangered. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are just 2000 Bengal tigers left in the wild, and about 200 in captivity. But they are now undergoing something of a baby boom, in a country still recovering from a decade of war. Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Iraqi capital Baghdad.

    published: 24 Aug 2013
  • Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq & Afghanistan

    http://www.wcswildlifetrade.org/military WCS advised the Department of Defense on threats posed by the illegal wildlife trade to the overall combat mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. This video, narrated by acclaimed actor/director and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton, informs U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying illegal wildlife products when deployed or stationed overseas. For more information go to: wcswildlifetrade.org/military

    published: 05 Nov 2012
  • WIld Iraq

    Bored Marines in Iraq show some of the wildlife's activities in Iraq.

    published: 07 Dec 2006
  • Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

    The giant camel spider, one of the worlds biggest spiders, lives in desert environments and comes from the Solifugae order of animals in the arachnid class. Arachnids are joint-legged invertebrates that have eight legs and comprises over 100,000 named species including spiders, scorpions and ticks. Also known as wind scorpions, and sun spiders, the Giant Camel Spiders are angry looking and imposing in size with some species growing up to 12 inches in length is non-venomous. However, with its powerful jaws, it is capable of inflicting an extremely painful bite. Their bizarre appearance can be startling to some, making them the subject of many urban legends including a 2004 email hoax with the infamous picture of soldiers in Iraq holding two fighting camel spiders. They live in warm a...

    published: 14 Jun 2013
  • Iraq's marshlands, Civilization on the brink of extinction | Omar Al-Sheikhly | TEDxBaghdad

    The talk covers two connected topics: (I) the National Geographic Project to conserve one of the Iraqi Endemics Mammals species, the Maxwell Otter. (II) the recent deceasing in the water level of the Iraqi marshes which affect its biodiversity and landscape. Researcher and assistant teacher at the Department of Biology in college of Science of the University of Baghdad. He has Master degree in Animal Ecology, and working as wildlife expert in Iraq and Middle East. The Iraqi member in theIUCN/OSG Species Survival Commission and the Iraqi co-investigator in the National Geographic project in the Iraqi marshes. He has international photography awards and many published researches concerning the conservation of Iraqi environment and biota. Hi is the Iraqi researcher for National Geographi...

    published: 02 Dec 2015
  • Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

    Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

    published: 01 Nov 2015
  • Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

    Lions, crocodiles and bears, oh my! Iraq's trade in exotic pets is flourishing as violence in the country subsides, but it's largely unregulated. (May 27)

    published: 27 May 2010
  • Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky: Eye of the Camel

    The largest peninsula in the world was fractured from the rest of Africa more than 35 million years ago. Few people realize that Arabia is not just desert but mountains and gorgeous coastline. This video sets out to examine each of the three ecosystems at work here and how they interrelate. Beginning with the Red Sea, where coral reefs stretch for miles, the video looks at zebra sole, jellyfish, sea fans, and pistol shrimp, who are among the inhabitants of this underwater garden. Then it's off to the mountains, where tropical vegetation attracts an Abyssinian roller, baboons, fruit bats, and lizards who turn from mottled brown to fluorescent blue. In the south Arabian sand desert, viewers join a Bedouin family and their herd of 90 camels. They travel 100 miles a day at 11 miles per hour. T...

    published: 03 Oct 2012
  • This Taxi Driver Has an Amazing Life Story You'll Want to Hear | Short Film Showcase

    Meet Estaifan Shilaita—Chicago cab driver, loving father, and former boxing champion. From 1968 to 1976, Shilaita was the national boxing champion of Iraq before being forced to flee his home country because of his Christian faith. Although he left his boxing dreams behind, Shilaita eventually found greater happiness than he could have ever imagined. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/Shortfilmshowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the con...

    published: 14 May 2017
  • Big Game, Big Money: Illegal wildlife trade documentary

    Read the FT's special report on the illegal wildlife network Link: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f71d53ea-67b3-11e5-97d0-1456a776a4f5.html?ftcamp=traffic/social_promo/annotation/YouTube/article/auddev Filmed in Vietnam and South Africa, the FT’s Alec Russell investigates the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in rare animal parts and reports on the latest efforts to crack the criminal networks that are driving endangered animals to extinction. Filmed by Steve Ager, Karen Landsberg, Greg Bobillot. Graphics by Russell Birkett. Colour grading by Rory Cantwell. Written by Alec Russell. Produced and edited by Seb Morton-Clark. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://tw...

    published: 02 Oct 2015
  • Hybrid Man Found in China

    Human Hybrid Man found in China. This Bigfoot hybrid man footage was taken in Sichuan Province in China and is being described all over the web as the Chinese Hybrid Man or Yeren Ape Man. Subscribe http://tiny.cc/2byriw Epic Wildlife So the story goes that the boy's mother had claimed she was kidnapped by a Yeren "The Chinese Wildman" which is the Chinese version of Bigfoot, who raped her repeatedly before she escaped back to her village. 9 months later she gave birth this strange boy who grew to be abnormally large. Although he was never able to speak a language, he gain a mild understanding of what people said to him. He lived to be 33 years old and because he was kept hidden in a small village, not much was known about him. Bastard Son of a Bigfoot Creature? One explanation was that...

    published: 28 Jul 2013
  • Suburban wildlife: Protecting the ibex of Kabul

    Once there were thousands of ibex in the hills around Kabul, but unregulated hunting has decimated their numbers. UNDP is working with the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme, the government and The Liaison Office to provide a safe place for the ibex to live and breed. The project has set up a fenced off enclosure and imposed a ban on hunting. As the ibex population recovers, local people hope they will boost tourism, brining in new jobs and income. UNDP’s Small Grants Programme has awarded 46 grants in Afghanistan for projects on biodiversity, climate change mitigation, the prevention of land degradation and sustainable forest management. Of these, 15 completed projects have already improved the environment for nearly 50,000 households around the country.

    published: 23 May 2016
  • Wildlife in Najaf!!!

    Special guest: Jafaa the Camel.

    published: 28 Dec 2012
  • Wildlife in War Zones

    Thousands of voices cry out for help and justice from war-stricken countries like the Congo and Syria. What of the voiceless creatures that undergo the same, if not worse suffering than humans during wars and conflict? The late South African Lawrence Anthony -- also known as the elephant whisperer -- was involved in caring for terrified and emaciated animals in the Bagdad zoo during the Iraq war in 2003. The zoo, containing over 600 animals, was neglected and after 10 days of war there were only 30 animals left! A little closer to home we have the Tembe elephants in Mozambique and the gorillas in the Congo, disabled by mines and traumatised by the civil war in these countries. The Earth Organisation, launched after the Iraqi war, aims to recognise deliberate and irreversible acts of enviro...

    published: 12 Dec 2013
Iraq's Last Wild River

Iraq's Last Wild River

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  • Updated: 15 Sep 2014
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Our goal was to lead a kayak expedition down the Choman-Rawanduz River of Kurdistan, Iraq in May of 2014 with a team of professional kayakers, river advocates and a videographer that can develop a film about the expedition. The expedition started on 9 May and completed successfully on 18 May 2014. Our objectives were to: Demonstrate the eco-tourism potential of wild and scenic rivers in Iraq; Bring attention to the threats facing the river basin and Encourage sustainable use of and protection for Iraqi rivers in general.
https://wn.com/Iraq's_Last_Wild_River
mammals of Iraq - Video Learning - WizScience.com

mammals of Iraq - Video Learning - WizScience.com

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  • Updated: 04 Sep 2015
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This is a list of the "mammal species recorded in Iraq". There are 78 mammal species in Iraq, of which 0 are critically endangered, 1 is endangered, 11 are vulnerable, and 3 are near-threatened. 1 of the species listed for Iraq can no longer be found in the wild. The following tags are used to highlight each species' conservation status as assessed by the IUCN: Some species were assessed using an earlier set of criteria. Species assessed using this system have the following instead of Near Threatened and Least Concern categories: ---- Sirenia is an order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit rivers, estuaries, coastal marine waters, swamps, and marine wetlands. All four species are endangered. ---- Rodents make up the largest order of mammals, with over 40 percent of mammalian species. They have two incisors in the upper and lower jaw which grow continually and must be keep short by gnawing. Most rodents are small though the capybara can weigh up to 45 kg . ---- The lagomorphs comprise two families, Leporidae , and Ochotonidae . Though they can resemble rodents, and were classified as a superfamily in that order until the early 20th century, they have since been considered a separate order. They differ from rodents in a number of physical characteristics, such as having four incisors in the upper jaw rather than two. ---- The order Erinaceomorpha contains a single family, Erinaceidae, which comprise the hedgehogs and gymnures. The hedgehogs are easily recognised by their spines while gymnures look more like large rats. Wiz Science™ is "the" learning channel for children and all ages. SUBSCRIBE TODAY Disclaimer: This video is for your information only. The author or publisher does not guarantee the accuracy of the content presented in this video. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Background Music: "The Place Inside" by Silent Partner (royalty-free) from YouTube Audio Library. This video uses material/images from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List+of+mammals+of+Iraq, which is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . This video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . To reuse/adapt the content in your own work, you must comply with the license terms.
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Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

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  • Updated: 24 Aug 2013
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Bengal tigers are highly endangered. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are just 2000 Bengal tigers left in the wild, and about 200 in captivity. But they are now undergoing something of a baby boom, in a country still recovering from a decade of war. Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Iraqi capital Baghdad.
https://wn.com/Iraq_Witnesses_Bengal_Tiger_Baby_Boom
Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq & Afghanistan

Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq & Afghanistan

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  • Updated: 05 Nov 2012
  • views: 6636
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http://www.wcswildlifetrade.org/military WCS advised the Department of Defense on threats posed by the illegal wildlife trade to the overall combat mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. This video, narrated by acclaimed actor/director and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton, informs U.S. military personnel about the consequences of buying illegal wildlife products when deployed or stationed overseas. For more information go to: wcswildlifetrade.org/military
https://wn.com/Caught_In_The_Crosshairs_Combating_The_Illegal_Wildlife_Trade_In_Iraq_Afghanistan
WIld Iraq

WIld Iraq

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  • Updated: 07 Dec 2006
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Bored Marines in Iraq show some of the wildlife's activities in Iraq.
https://wn.com/Wild_Iraq
Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

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  • Updated: 14 Jun 2013
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The giant camel spider, one of the worlds biggest spiders, lives in desert environments and comes from the Solifugae order of animals in the arachnid class. Arachnids are joint-legged invertebrates that have eight legs and comprises over 100,000 named species including spiders, scorpions and ticks. Also known as wind scorpions, and sun spiders, the Giant Camel Spiders are angry looking and imposing in size with some species growing up to 12 inches in length is non-venomous. However, with its powerful jaws, it is capable of inflicting an extremely painful bite. Their bizarre appearance can be startling to some, making them the subject of many urban legends including a 2004 email hoax with the infamous picture of soldiers in Iraq holding two fighting camel spiders. They live in warm and arid habitats, and are omnivorous, primarily feeding on ground dwelling arthropods such as darkling beetles and termites. But they have also been known to feed on snakes, rodents and as seen in this video, small lizards. The male camel spider flings the female on his back to transfer sperm and fertilize the eggs. The female then lays up to 200 eggs, typically only producing one brood of offspring a year. Compared to other invertebrates, the camel spider is fast on land with a top speed estimated at 10mph, approximately 1/3 as the fastest human sprinter. Although relatively harmless, I would still not like to cross paths with this beast straight out of a 50's b-horror movie. Let's Connect -- http://www.facebook.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://www.pinterest.com/epicwildlife -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com Royalty Free Music & Sound www.freesfx.co.uk Related Spider Videos -- Giant Spider - Worlds Biggest http://youtu.be/gths8z60j_w -- CAMEL SPIDER IN IRAQ http://youtu.be/upXQM9wi-c8 -- Angry Camel Spider! http://youtu.be/ommiDuKb8iE -- Giant Spider Eating Bird - http://youtu.be/ri5BQdURq9k -- Worlds Most Deadly Spider - http://youtu.be/pQYWBmk_V2g
https://wn.com/Giant_Spider_Camel_Spider_In_Iraq
Iraq's marshlands, Civilization on the brink of extinction | Omar Al-Sheikhly | TEDxBaghdad

Iraq's marshlands, Civilization on the brink of extinction | Omar Al-Sheikhly | TEDxBaghdad

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  • Updated: 02 Dec 2015
  • views: 4025
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The talk covers two connected topics: (I) the National Geographic Project to conserve one of the Iraqi Endemics Mammals species, the Maxwell Otter. (II) the recent deceasing in the water level of the Iraqi marshes which affect its biodiversity and landscape. Researcher and assistant teacher at the Department of Biology in college of Science of the University of Baghdad. He has Master degree in Animal Ecology, and working as wildlife expert in Iraq and Middle East. The Iraqi member in theIUCN/OSG Species Survival Commission and the Iraqi co-investigator in the National Geographic project in the Iraqi marshes. He has international photography awards and many published researches concerning the conservation of Iraqi environment and biota. Hi is the Iraqi researcher for National Geographic one of the kind project in Iraq to protect the wildlife in the Iraqi marshes. Omar who works as a professor in the science department for Baghdad University is also the Iraqi member in IUCN/OSG ( Species survival commission). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
https://wn.com/Iraq's_Marshlands,_Civilization_On_The_Brink_Of_Extinction_|_Omar_Al_Sheikhly_|_Tedxbaghdad
Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

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  • Updated: 01 Nov 2015
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Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

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  • Updated: 27 May 2010
  • views: 1410
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Lions, crocodiles and bears, oh my! Iraq's trade in exotic pets is flourishing as violence in the country subsides, but it's largely unregulated. (May 27)
https://wn.com/Baghdad's_Wildlife_Trade_Is_Anything_But_Tame
Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky: Eye of the Camel

Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky: Eye of the Camel

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  • Updated: 03 Oct 2012
  • views: 108640
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The largest peninsula in the world was fractured from the rest of Africa more than 35 million years ago. Few people realize that Arabia is not just desert but mountains and gorgeous coastline. This video sets out to examine each of the three ecosystems at work here and how they interrelate. Beginning with the Red Sea, where coral reefs stretch for miles, the video looks at zebra sole, jellyfish, sea fans, and pistol shrimp, who are among the inhabitants of this underwater garden. Then it's off to the mountains, where tropical vegetation attracts an Abyssinian roller, baboons, fruit bats, and lizards who turn from mottled brown to fluorescent blue. In the south Arabian sand desert, viewers join a Bedouin family and their herd of 90 camels. They travel 100 miles a day at 11 miles per hour. This video is an excellent overview and succeeds in showing the diversity of topography and wildlife in Arabia.
https://wn.com/Arabia_Sand,_Sea_And_Sky_Eye_Of_The_Camel
This Taxi Driver Has an Amazing Life Story You'll Want to Hear | Short Film Showcase

This Taxi Driver Has an Amazing Life Story You'll Want to Hear | Short Film Showcase

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  • Updated: 14 May 2017
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Meet Estaifan Shilaita—Chicago cab driver, loving father, and former boxing champion. From 1968 to 1976, Shilaita was the national boxing champion of Iraq before being forced to flee his home country because of his Christian faith. Although he left his boxing dreams behind, Shilaita eventually found greater happiness than he could have ever imagined. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/Shortfilmshowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email SFS@ngs.org to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta In this heartwarming film by Brett Garamella and Patrick McGowan, hear Chicago taxi driver Estaifan Shilaita’s incredible tale of family, faith, and fulfillment. Brett Garamella: https://brettgaramella.com/ Patrick McGowan: http://www.patrickmcgowan.com/ This Taxi Driver Has an Amazing Life Story You'll Want to Hear | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/Ov4MXWKMxjE National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
https://wn.com/This_Taxi_Driver_Has_An_Amazing_Life_Story_You'll_Want_To_Hear_|_Short_Film_Showcase
Big Game, Big Money: Illegal wildlife trade documentary

Big Game, Big Money: Illegal wildlife trade documentary

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2015
  • views: 333233
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Read the FT's special report on the illegal wildlife network Link: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f71d53ea-67b3-11e5-97d0-1456a776a4f5.html?ftcamp=traffic/social_promo/annotation/YouTube/article/auddev Filmed in Vietnam and South Africa, the FT’s Alec Russell investigates the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in rare animal parts and reports on the latest efforts to crack the criminal networks that are driving endangered animals to extinction. Filmed by Steve Ager, Karen Landsberg, Greg Bobillot. Graphics by Russell Birkett. Colour grading by Rory Cantwell. Written by Alec Russell. Produced and edited by Seb Morton-Clark. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Hybrid Man Found in China

Hybrid Man Found in China

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  • Updated: 28 Jul 2013
  • views: 12749144
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Human Hybrid Man found in China. This Bigfoot hybrid man footage was taken in Sichuan Province in China and is being described all over the web as the Chinese Hybrid Man or Yeren Ape Man. Subscribe http://tiny.cc/2byriw Epic Wildlife So the story goes that the boy's mother had claimed she was kidnapped by a Yeren "The Chinese Wildman" which is the Chinese version of Bigfoot, who raped her repeatedly before she escaped back to her village. 9 months later she gave birth this strange boy who grew to be abnormally large. Although he was never able to speak a language, he gain a mild understanding of what people said to him. He lived to be 33 years old and because he was kept hidden in a small village, not much was known about him. Bastard Son of a Bigfoot Creature? One explanation was that he was born with (Microcephaly) which is a neurodevelopmental disorder which causes abnormal head growth, poor brain function and a shorter life expectancy. Skeptics who believe this explanation go on to say that the mother was ashamed of having a retarded baby and made up the story about being raped by a bigfoot. The problem with this explanation however is that doesn't explain the size of this hybrid looking man as no other past case of Microcephaly have been very tall. In addition, he displays many ape-like characteristics such as an ape like jaw, extremely long gangly arms, and a lack of a human neck. Half Human, Half Animal? So is the Human Hybrid Ape Man found in China Real or Fake? Facebook http://www.facebook.com/epiwildlife Twitter http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife Other Mysteriously Strange Videos Strange Creature Discovered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71owjoS9ouQ Frozen Bigfoot Discovered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dk7EEwMQsE Giant Human Skeleton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azjWu6Uva8k Is Big-foot Real? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvx_Q14eUlM Audio Royalty Free Ancient Secrets www.videoblocks.com Full Commentary By Adam Sowell Visuals Public Domain Yeren Image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paranthropus_boisei_skull.jpg Brain Image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Microcephaly.png Splice Poster http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Splice-poster.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_(biology) Microcephaly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcephalic
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Suburban wildlife: Protecting the ibex of Kabul

Suburban wildlife: Protecting the ibex of Kabul

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  • Updated: 23 May 2016
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Once there were thousands of ibex in the hills around Kabul, but unregulated hunting has decimated their numbers. UNDP is working with the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme, the government and The Liaison Office to provide a safe place for the ibex to live and breed. The project has set up a fenced off enclosure and imposed a ban on hunting. As the ibex population recovers, local people hope they will boost tourism, brining in new jobs and income. UNDP’s Small Grants Programme has awarded 46 grants in Afghanistan for projects on biodiversity, climate change mitigation, the prevention of land degradation and sustainable forest management. Of these, 15 completed projects have already improved the environment for nearly 50,000 households around the country.
https://wn.com/Suburban_Wildlife_Protecting_The_Ibex_Of_Kabul
Wildlife in Najaf!!!

Wildlife in Najaf!!!

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  • Updated: 28 Dec 2012
  • views: 315
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Special guest: Jafaa the Camel.
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Wildlife in War Zones

Wildlife in War Zones

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  • Duration: 10:26
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2013
  • views: 247
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Thousands of voices cry out for help and justice from war-stricken countries like the Congo and Syria. What of the voiceless creatures that undergo the same, if not worse suffering than humans during wars and conflict? The late South African Lawrence Anthony -- also known as the elephant whisperer -- was involved in caring for terrified and emaciated animals in the Bagdad zoo during the Iraq war in 2003. The zoo, containing over 600 animals, was neglected and after 10 days of war there were only 30 animals left! A little closer to home we have the Tembe elephants in Mozambique and the gorillas in the Congo, disabled by mines and traumatised by the civil war in these countries. The Earth Organisation, launched after the Iraqi war, aims to recognise deliberate and irreversible acts of environmental or animal life destruction as War Crimes. Will the United Nations accept this resolution and implement it in war-stricken countries?
https://wn.com/Wildlife_In_War_Zones