• 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
  • Persian Leopard Conservation in Kurdistan, Iraq

    More about the project: https://www.facebook.com/KurdistanLeopardconservation/ ------ Nature Iraq social media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/natureiraq/ https://twitter.com/Nature_Iraq https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoz4MXQc966t_uvVaDFQfxg

    published: 15 Feb 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Big Game, Big Money: Inside the illegal wildlife trade

    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
  • 11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals

    From sniffing dogs, to sneaky spy cats; Here are 11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife Sea Lions Along with dolphins, sea lions have gained a good reputation in the US Navy’s marine mammal program. They’re known for having excellent underwater hearing, are able to swim around 25 mph, and are able to dive repeatedly at depths up to 1,000 feet. That enables the sea lions to work as minesweepers. They’ve also been trained to attach a special restraining cuff on the legs of human divers or saboteurs … which allows suspects to be hauled to the surface. A harness worn by the sea lion c...

    published: 10 May 2017
  • The Wildlife Cops - the fifth estate

    When antique dealer from Richmond B.C. was caught buying contraband in a New Jersey warehouse, a special unit with Environment Canada swung into action. Wildlife Enforcement officers raided antique store of Tony Guan and seized dozens of items made with coral, ivory, and rhino horn -- and $100,000 worth of ecstasy. Grainy surveillance video of Guan handling the illicit items-- two rare black rhino horns worth over $400,000 on the black market -- helped convict him. He pleaded guilty to smuggling rhino horn, elephant ivory, and coral. He was sentenced to two and a half years in a U.S. prison. It’s all part of the little known work by Canada’s wildlife cops - Environment Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Division. Their director general, Sheldon Jordan, tells the fifth estate in an exclusive i...

    published: 09 Apr 2016
  • Wildlife in Najaf!!!

    Special guest: Jafaa the Camel.

    published: 28 Dec 2012
  • Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq & Afghanistan TRAILER

    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 and the full-length video, go to: wcswildlifetrade.org/military

    published: 21 Dec 2011
  • 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.
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mammals of Iraq - Video Learning - WizScience.com

mammals of Iraq - Video Learning - WizScience.com

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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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Persian Leopard Conservation in Kurdistan, Iraq

Persian Leopard Conservation in Kurdistan, Iraq

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2017
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More about the project: https://www.facebook.com/KurdistanLeopardconservation/ ------ Nature Iraq social media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/natureiraq/ https://twitter.com/Nature_Iraq https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoz4MXQc966t_uvVaDFQfxg
https://wn.com/Persian_Leopard_Conservation_In_Kurdistan,_Iraq
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
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
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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: 8584
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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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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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  • Duration: 18:49
  • Updated: 05 Nov 2012
  • views: 6914
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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
Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky: Eye of the Camel

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

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  • Duration: 51:50
  • Updated: 03 Oct 2012
  • views: 119544
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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
Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

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  • Updated: 27 May 2010
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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
Big Game, Big Money: Inside the illegal wildlife trade

Big Game, Big Money: Inside the illegal wildlife trade

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2015
  • views: 338607
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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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11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals

11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals

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  • Updated: 10 May 2017
  • views: 13776
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From sniffing dogs, to sneaky spy cats; Here are 11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife Sea Lions Along with dolphins, sea lions have gained a good reputation in the US Navy’s marine mammal program. They’re known for having excellent underwater hearing, are able to swim around 25 mph, and are able to dive repeatedly at depths up to 1,000 feet. That enables the sea lions to work as minesweepers. They’ve also been trained to attach a special restraining cuff on the legs of human divers or saboteurs … which allows suspects to be hauled to the surface. A harness worn by the sea lion carries cameras providing underwater video in real time. It’s said that just one of these creatures, along with two human handlers and a rubber boat can replace a full-sized naval vessel and her crew in searching the ocean floor for objects! Dolphins The US Navy has employed the use of bottlenose dolphins since the 1960s. Along with sea lions, the marine mammals have served to patrol the waters. Their sophisticated sonar is used to locate mines, based on the concept of echolocation an ability commonly linked with bats. In the case of dolphins, the animal sends out a series of clicks that will bounce off of objects, before returning to sender (so to speak). Experts say the process allows the dolphin to form a mental image of the object detected. Then the dolphin reports back to its human handler using a series of yes or no responses. Upon receiving a positive response, the handler can choose to send the dolphin back with a weighted buoy line to mark the object’ location. Did you know the dolphins abilities were used to help clear ports during both the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Navy disavows training the creatures to use as weapons against humans. Combat Canines Humans have let slip the dogs of war for thousands of years. Larger breeds have served on the battlefield … and have been trained for sentry duty by peoples ranging from the ancient Egyptians to Native Americans. Romans equipped their dogs with spiked collars … and Spanish conquistadores outfitted their attack dogs with armor when they colonized South America in the 1500s. In modern times,dogs have served more as messengers, scouts and trackers. In the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF), police dogs have been used in anti-terrorist operations … and to help protect airfields by detecting drugs. The RAF has trained police dogs since 1945 … In the picture, you can see a dog named ‘Pacino’ jumping through a tire as his handler looks on. It’s part of some training undertaken at an RAF base in Cornwall, and the exercise is called ‘through the keyhole’. The picture was an entry in a contest sponsored by the RAF to find an image that best represented the UK armed forces (#7). Bats Did you know that in World War II these flying mammals were part of a strange animal experiment to turn them into bombs? The idea was to attach tiny incendiary bombs to the critters. Then (so it was planned) they would set thousands of small fires as they flew through Japanese cities while searching for a place to roost. The bizarre idea was even given the go-ahead by President Franklin Roosevelt. Despite the US Navy using some 6,000 of the critters, most of the bats were simply uncooperative. They would just fly away or fall like a rock. The Navy spent around $2 million on the project before finally admitting defeat . However, the bat bombs did manage to set ablaze both an Army hangar and a general’s car. Today scientists at the Pentagon think the bat’s flight mechanics could help inspire future designs of aircraft and spy robots. Spy Cats If you have a cat, you know they’re pretty sneaky critters to begin with … so the CIA decided to put the felines natural ability to use and turn them into spies. Declassified documents have revealed that scientists planned to implant cats with microphones. This was proposed in the 1960s with the goal of monitoring Soviet enemies. Called “Project Acoustic Kitty”, some charts associated with the program display how the system would be attached to cats (#1, 3). It’s pretty self-explanatory, if a bit gruesome. A wire was placed into the cat’s tail, which served as the antenna. The wire traveled up its spine … and connected to a microphone implanted into the cat’s ear canal. A transmitter and battery was inserted into the animal’s chest to power the system. The cyborg kittles were never actually deployed to the field, and the $13 million project was shut down. This despite a memo that hailed it as “a remarkable scientific achievement.”
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The Wildlife Cops - the fifth estate

The Wildlife Cops - the fifth estate

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  • Updated: 09 Apr 2016
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When antique dealer from Richmond B.C. was caught buying contraband in a New Jersey warehouse, a special unit with Environment Canada swung into action. Wildlife Enforcement officers raided antique store of Tony Guan and seized dozens of items made with coral, ivory, and rhino horn -- and $100,000 worth of ecstasy. Grainy surveillance video of Guan handling the illicit items-- two rare black rhino horns worth over $400,000 on the black market -- helped convict him. He pleaded guilty to smuggling rhino horn, elephant ivory, and coral. He was sentenced to two and a half years in a U.S. prison. It’s all part of the little known work by Canada’s wildlife cops - Environment Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Division. Their director general, Sheldon Jordan, tells the fifth estate in an exclusive interview that wildlife trafficking has increased in Canada, and is worth $30 billion worldwide from the illegal trafficking of reptiles, plants, birds, narwhal tusks, ivory and rhino. "Wildlife crime because it generates so much money has exploded in the last ten years," he says.
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Wildlife in Najaf!!!

Wildlife in Najaf!!!

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  • Updated: 28 Dec 2012
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Special guest: Jafaa the Camel.
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Caught in the Crosshairs: Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Iraq & Afghanistan TRAILER

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

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  • Duration: 5:52
  • Updated: 21 Dec 2011
  • views: 7871
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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 and the full-length video, go to: wcswildlifetrade.org/military
https://wn.com/Caught_In_The_Crosshairs_Combating_The_Illegal_Wildlife_Trade_In_Iraq_Afghanistan_Trailer
Wildlife in War Zones

Wildlife in War Zones

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  • Duration: 10:26
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2013
  • views: 269
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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
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