• 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'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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 kurdish history

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    published: 01 Mar 2017
  • "Crocodile Hunter" - Gabriel Iglesias (from Hot & Fluffy comedy special)

    Check out this quick bit from my special "Hot & Fluffy" and let me know what you think! Enjoy! -Gabriel Want to see me live? Check out http://fluffyguy.com/tour-dates to see when I'm in your area!

    published: 15 Apr 2010
  • 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
  • Wildlife HD

    published: 02 Aug 2016
  • Modern Warrior: Damien Mander at TEDxSydney

    Thirty-three year old Damien Mander served as a special operations sniper and clearance diver for Australia. Whilst deployed in Iraq he project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, overseeing training of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following three years on the frontline of the Iraq war he departed in 2008 with no new direction in life. A trip to Africa left him face-to-face with the horrors that the world's wildlife is dealing with. Liquidating all personal assets acquired from 12 tours of duty, he founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. The organisation focuses on ranger training, operations and integrating modern technology into conservation. Today, the Australian is a soldier-turned-environmental activist. He is outspoken about conservation and the nature of...

    published: 15 May 2013
  • 10 Unidentified Creatures

    From the hairy creature that washed up on the shores of Russia to a scary unidentified animal deep in the Amazon jungle, here are 10 of the most bizarre unidentified creatures. # 5 Zuiyo-Maru Carcass In April of 1977, a Japanese trawler was sailing around New Zealand when their net got tangled in a huge mass. They run their nets at around 980 feet below the surface of the water when something heavy caught itself in the net. They ended up pulling out a 3,960 pound, foul smelling, rotting carcass up from the ocean. The carcass was around 32 feet long and had what looked like a 5 foot neck. The crew of the Zuiyo-Maru thought they had uncovered a new monster like the Loch ness monster. They gave it the nickname “New Nessie” because of this. After the picture spread across Japan, the nation ...

    published: 17 Jun 2016
  • jim jefferies australian airport security

    From his "Bare" comedy show. Checking through the Australian airport security

    published: 24 Mar 2015
  • Guns for Hire- Congo DRC

    GUNS FOR HIRE -- CONGO DRC is my second documentary about ex-military personel who work for PMCs, private military companies. Reporter Sam Kiley followed Conrad Thorpe who is an ex British Special Forces colonel. He got hired by the Congolese government to train anti-poaching units in the Virunga National Park. They are known as ICCN rangers (Institue Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature). After a decade of civil war this training is a desperate attempt to protect Congo's remaining endangered wildlife. Production Notes: The production of this film offered me the first opportunity to witness the aftermath of the various civil wars in the Eastern part of Congo DRC. At first sight, the natural beauty of the vast wilderness is breathtaking. But, at the same time, I was shocked by the...

    published: 05 Feb 2014
  • Giant Spider! World's Biggest Spider Giant Huntsman Spider

    Worlds Largest Spider! The Giant huntsman spider is huge, but not deadly to humans. Biggest in the world, the Giant Huntsman Spider was just recently discovered in 2001 in a Cave in Laos. Their torso averages about 2 inches long but it's their leg-span which earn them the title as the biggest spider in the world as they can extend to 12 inches long which is about the size of this dinner plate! (show dinner plate) The Goliath Birdeater is considered the second biggest spider in the world or largest if you classify it by sheer mass. These giant huntsman spiders are often mistaken for tarantulas because of their size, however you can easily tell them apart because of their unique crab-like legs which allow them to move side to side with incredible speed and agility making them lighting fa...

    published: 25 Aug 2013
  • 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
  • ISIS Wildlife

    This video is for the same experiment,

    published: 05 Nov 2014
  • With Kurdistan's wildlife under threat, authorities crackdown on illegal hunting

    Illegal hunting in the Kurdistan Region is threatening the region's wildlife. Authorities are cracking down and imposing new regulations in an effort to protect the region's wild animal population. There are an estimated 2,000 hunters in the Kurdistan Region, but only 67 have a license. "[T]he number of wild animals and birds in these areas has decreased drastically," said Diyar Gharib, director of the Sulaimani Environment Department. The Kurdistan Hunters Group has imposed new conditions for issuing licenses. Any hunter who wants a license, must set three partridges free. "We're doing this to preserve these animals," said Jalal Ali, supervisor of the group. Politicians are also committing to protecting the region's wildlife and environment. "It is not just the duty of wildlife po...

    published: 18 Feb 2017
  • Omar Fadhil at TEDxErbil

    Omar Fadhil is an ecologist and wildlife photographer working for Nature Iraq; the first and only environmental conservation group in Iraq. He is also a Biological Researcher at the University of Baghdad. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    published: 16 Jan 2014
  • 12 Strangest Writing Systems Ever Used

    From the famous hieroglyphics of the Ancient Egyptians … to the mysterious Talking Knots of the Inca … Here are the 12 Strangest Writing Systems Ever Used! 6. Ogham (AH-mm) This system was referred to as the Celtic Tree Alphabet. That’s because all the letters are named for assorted types of trees … and the symbols somewhat resemble trees as well. It was used primarily between the 4th and 8th centuries AD in medieval Ireland … some sources claim that Ogham dates to the 1st century BC. Ogham (AH-mm) consists of what appear to be tally marks or lines that were carved into stone or wood. Strictly speaking, Ogham (AH-mm) refers to the writing system as a whole. The individual letters are called ‘Beith Luis Nin’ (I hope I’m somewhat close on that). 5. Cuneiform (k’you-nih-form) This is am...

    published: 15 Dec 2016
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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Iraq's Last Wild River

Iraq's Last Wild River

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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
Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

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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
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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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Bored Marines in Iraq show some of the wildlife's activities in Iraq.
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Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

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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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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 in War Zones

Wildlife in War Zones

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  • Updated: 12 Dec 2013
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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
Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

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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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  • Updated: 21 Dec 2011
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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 kurdish history

Wildlife kurdish history

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"Crocodile Hunter" - Gabriel Iglesias (from Hot & Fluffy comedy special)

"Crocodile Hunter" - Gabriel Iglesias (from Hot & Fluffy comedy special)

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Check out this quick bit from my special "Hot & Fluffy" and let me know what you think! Enjoy! -Gabriel Want to see me live? Check out http://fluffyguy.com/tour-dates to see when I'm in your area!
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Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

Baghdad's Wildlife Trade Is Anything but Tame

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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)
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Wildlife  HD

Wildlife HD

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Modern Warrior: Damien Mander at TEDxSydney

Modern Warrior: Damien Mander at TEDxSydney

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Thirty-three year old Damien Mander served as a special operations sniper and clearance diver for Australia. Whilst deployed in Iraq he project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, overseeing training of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following three years on the frontline of the Iraq war he departed in 2008 with no new direction in life. A trip to Africa left him face-to-face with the horrors that the world's wildlife is dealing with. Liquidating all personal assets acquired from 12 tours of duty, he founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. The organisation focuses on ranger training, operations and integrating modern technology into conservation. Today, the Australian is a soldier-turned-environmental activist. He is outspoken about conservation and the nature of our priorities in an uncertain world. Damien's work has featured in National Geographic Magazine, 60 Minutes, Animal Planet, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Forbes, Sunday Times, & Good Weekend Magazine. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
https://wn.com/Modern_Warrior_Damien_Mander_At_Tedxsydney
10 Unidentified Creatures

10 Unidentified Creatures

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From the hairy creature that washed up on the shores of Russia to a scary unidentified animal deep in the Amazon jungle, here are 10 of the most bizarre unidentified creatures. # 5 Zuiyo-Maru Carcass In April of 1977, a Japanese trawler was sailing around New Zealand when their net got tangled in a huge mass. They run their nets at around 980 feet below the surface of the water when something heavy caught itself in the net. They ended up pulling out a 3,960 pound, foul smelling, rotting carcass up from the ocean. The carcass was around 32 feet long and had what looked like a 5 foot neck. The crew of the Zuiyo-Maru thought they had uncovered a new monster like the Loch ness monster. They gave it the nickname “New Nessie” because of this. After the picture spread across Japan, the nation became obsessed with it and the common theory arose that it was the remains of a Plesiosaur. However, this theory was soon debunked and the fishing company who caught it released a statement saying that it was the decomposed carcass of a Basking Shark which can grow to over 30 feet in length. Despite this, many people stick steadfast to the Plesiosaur theory. # 4 Tully Monster Since its discovery in 1958, this creature’s fossilized skeletons have baffled the science community. It was so alien and monstrous looking it earned the scientific name Tullimonstrum - named after the scientist who discovered it, Tully, and monstrum - which means monster and strange. The Tully monster was a strange fish that lived 300 million years ago and has a completely unique form. It had a long claw like appendage at the front of its body and eyes similar to a mollusk. It wasn’t until 2016 when this creature was officially classified as a fish by a Yale-led paleontology team because of how strange its fossils look. # 3 Unknown Creature Found in Amazon This image originates from a Youtube video posted on March 2015, without any caption. The only information available is the title “Unknown Creature Found in Amazon”. The lack of information and details on this image brings its authenticity into question. There is also obvious editing of the foliage around the subject, and the arms and feed look like theyh have been manipulated in an editing program. It is likely originally a cell phone photo of a dead monkey carcass found by someone walking through the area that was manipulated to look more dramatic and strange. # 2 Panama Creature In September 2009, a photograph of a creature’s corpse was found near a Panama Coast. The story goes that a bunch of teenagers spotted the creature crawling out of a cave when and were being attacked by it before they beat it with a stick and then took a picture of evidence of the strange creature. The alien appearance of this corpse earned it the nicknames “Panama Creature” and “Panama ET”. However the carcass was taken in by local zoology experts and an autopsy was performed on it. The procedure revealed that it was in fact not an alien but a sloth. The sloth was mostly decomposed by the water and had reached the bloating stage of rotting which gave it a very strange and scary appearance. # 1 Hairy Dolphin In 2015, a strange creature washed up on the coast of Russia. It looked like a weird hybrid between a Jim Hansen puppet and a sea creature. What it really looked like was a furry dolphin, which is something that shouldn’t exist. The carcass was also described as “twice as large as a human” putting it at around 10-12 feet in length. It was speculated to be either an Indian or Ganges dolphin which aren’t local to Russian waters. The main accepted theory now is that the dolphin was brought to the coast by a warm current, before the water got too cold for it and it died. The “fur” found on the carcass is likely a kind of algae that attached to the body and resembles tufts of hair. 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
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jim jefferies australian airport security

jim jefferies australian airport security

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From his "Bare" comedy show. Checking through the Australian airport security
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Guns for Hire- Congo DRC

Guns for Hire- Congo DRC

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GUNS FOR HIRE -- CONGO DRC is my second documentary about ex-military personel who work for PMCs, private military companies. Reporter Sam Kiley followed Conrad Thorpe who is an ex British Special Forces colonel. He got hired by the Congolese government to train anti-poaching units in the Virunga National Park. They are known as ICCN rangers (Institue Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature). After a decade of civil war this training is a desperate attempt to protect Congo's remaining endangered wildlife. Production Notes: The production of this film offered me the first opportunity to witness the aftermath of the various civil wars in the Eastern part of Congo DRC. At first sight, the natural beauty of the vast wilderness is breathtaking. But, at the same time, I was shocked by the extreme poverty of the local population. Most of them were (and still are) internally displaced people. These impoverished people suffered horribly during the civil war which took place after the disintegration of President Mobutu's regime in 1997. These civilians live in constant fear of pillaging militias. Some of the worst bandits are the Interahamway, the former Hutu mass murderers from Rwandan who escaped into the Eastern Congo after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. They continue to terrorise the local population and they are also plundering the resources of Virunga National Park. They are extremely destructive poachers and will be in direct conflict with the ICCN rangers. The so called 'Government Army' in Eastern Congo is also a constant worry. Most of these soldiers were members of former militias. They have no discipline and always earn their living with illegal activities. They control Gold and Coltan mining operations, are involved in logging and charcoal production and, of course, they participate in poaching. The biggest headache of Conrad's park rangers is their fight against the illegal activities of the government troops. The ranger's efforts are greatly handicapped because they lack jurisdiction over the Army. So the Army can freely pursue criminal activities with no fear of consequence. It is also an illusion to believe that the government, headquartered in Kinshasa, will ever have the clout and influence to solve any of these conflicts. They are over 2000 km away and have absolutely no control of the activities in Eastern Congo. At the end of 2008 the political and economic situation remains very volatile. The outbreak of a new regional conflict between the Tutsi Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda and various government troops and militias is a disaster. http://www.vonplantaproductions.com/ Date: February 2006 Location: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Distributor: Sky One (22 May 2006) -- 46 min. Credits: filmed and directed by Claudio von Planta Reporter and Producer -- Sam Kiley / Co-Director and Producer - Jim Foster Production Company -- Carbon HQ
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Giant Spider! World's Biggest Spider Giant Huntsman Spider

Giant Spider! World's Biggest Spider Giant Huntsman Spider

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Worlds Largest Spider! The Giant huntsman spider is huge, but not deadly to humans. Biggest in the world, the Giant Huntsman Spider was just recently discovered in 2001 in a Cave in Laos. Their torso averages about 2 inches long but it's their leg-span which earn them the title as the biggest spider in the world as they can extend to 12 inches long which is about the size of this dinner plate! (show dinner plate) The Goliath Birdeater is considered the second biggest spider in the world or largest if you classify it by sheer mass. These giant huntsman spiders are often mistaken for tarantulas because of their size, however you can easily tell them apart because of their unique crab-like legs which allow them to move side to side with incredible speed and agility making them lighting fast. Although they can produce silk these spiders don't usually build webs as their name comes from their ability to stalk and hunt down their prey. Have you seen Arachnophobia? Like something out of a horror movie these giant carnivorous spiders jump on and attack their prey injecting venom into their victims liquifying the soft tissues which make their prey easy to ingest. They mainly feed on insects and small invertebrates like lizards but sometimes bigger predators become prey as birds, geckos and other animals that try to attack the huntsman spider end up "instead" becoming the SPIDER's next meal Although a human encounter with one of these fearsome spiders may seem deadly, they're venom is not fatal to humans though their bite is very painful and in addition to some swelling of the skin other effects may include nausea, vomiting and headaches. These spiders only live about 2 years and amazingly they're able to regenerate lost limbs. Since it's discovery, these spiders have been turning up all over the world, with recent reports in Florida and Hawaii. They love to inhabit sheds, garages, other dark isolated places. If you find a giant huntsman spider in your home YOU should get rid of it immediately as the female spiders can lay up to 200 eggs and populate very fast. It's best try to relocated the spider instead of killing it as spiders play an important role in controlling the population of other insects and pests. However caution should be taken as these spiders move very quickly and will be difficult to catch and if dealing with a mother spider guarding her eggs she may become extremely aggressive toward you and because if this it might be best to hire an exterminator to handle the removal process. Other Epic Wildlife Deadly Spider Videos -- Deadly New Spider Species Swarm Town http://youtu.be/6DCaykZVKLo -- Giant Camel Spider in Iraq http://youtu.be/GF_OAzfZEFI -- Worlds Most Deadly Spider http://youtu.be/pQYWBmk_V2g -- Strange Spider Species http://youtu.be/ho-v0bv1IgE Subscribe for Wildlife News & Talk - http://tiny.cc/2byriw 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/
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Hybrid Man Found in China

Hybrid Man Found in China

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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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ISIS Wildlife

ISIS Wildlife

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This video is for the same experiment,
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With Kurdistan's wildlife under threat, authorities crackdown on illegal hunting

With Kurdistan's wildlife under threat, authorities crackdown on illegal hunting

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Illegal hunting in the Kurdistan Region is threatening the region's wildlife. Authorities are cracking down and imposing new regulations in an effort to protect the region's wild animal population. There are an estimated 2,000 hunters in the Kurdistan Region, but only 67 have a license. "[T]he number of wild animals and birds in these areas has decreased drastically," said Diyar Gharib, director of the Sulaimani Environment Department. The Kurdistan Hunters Group has imposed new conditions for issuing licenses. Any hunter who wants a license, must set three partridges free. "We're doing this to preserve these animals," said Jalal Ali, supervisor of the group. Politicians are also committing to protecting the region's wildlife and environment. "It is not just the duty of wildlife police or environmental departments and organizations, it's on all of us," said Dr. Barham Salih, second deputy secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Between 2008 and 2010, the Kurdistan Regional Government introduced environmental protection laws, including related to hunting, in order to protect the region's wildlife and nature. When the region had to focus on fighting the threat of ISIS in 2014, however, all forces were redeployed to the frontlines. This included the forest police, essentially giving illegal hunters open season, National Geographic reported earlier this month. In the past two days, Sulaimani wildlife police have arrested 12 people on charges of hunting. Last year, 208 people were convicted on the same charges.
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Omar Fadhil at TEDxErbil

Omar Fadhil at TEDxErbil

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Omar Fadhil is an ecologist and wildlife photographer working for Nature Iraq; the first and only environmental conservation group in Iraq. He is also a Biological Researcher at the University of Baghdad. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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12 Strangest Writing Systems Ever Used

12 Strangest Writing Systems Ever Used

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From the famous hieroglyphics of the Ancient Egyptians … to the mysterious Talking Knots of the Inca … Here are the 12 Strangest Writing Systems Ever Used! 6. Ogham (AH-mm) This system was referred to as the Celtic Tree Alphabet. That’s because all the letters are named for assorted types of trees … and the symbols somewhat resemble trees as well. It was used primarily between the 4th and 8th centuries AD in medieval Ireland … some sources claim that Ogham dates to the 1st century BC. Ogham (AH-mm) consists of what appear to be tally marks or lines that were carved into stone or wood. Strictly speaking, Ogham (AH-mm) refers to the writing system as a whole. The individual letters are called ‘Beith Luis Nin’ (I hope I’m somewhat close on that). 5. Cuneiform (k’you-nih-form) This is among the earliest forms of writing and was developed by the Sumerians in present-day Iraq … around the late 4th millennium BC. It’s notable for its wedge-shaped markings made on clay tablets with a stylus, usually a blunt reed. It started off using pictograms, which later became more simplified and abstract. The use of Cuneiform (k’you-nih-form) had several drawbacks … including complications from one symbol having multiple meanings. It was a difficult language to master, requiring years of intense study by dedicated scribes. 4. Ersu Shaba (Ur-sue sha-bah) Script This writing system is largely pictographic -- that is, it conveys meaning through the pictorial resemblance to a physical object … And it’s used in religious written works of the Ersu (ur-sue) people of Tibet. They considered an endangered minority of around 20,000 speakers. But it’s believed that only ten are able to comprehend the Ersu Shaba script, and these are likely priests. Because the pictograms can’t fully render the Ersu language, the script was unlikely to be used for day to day written communication. Today, it is used primarily for religious purposes. Speakers of the language are more likely to use Chinese or Tibetan scripts for their daily concerns. Did you know that Ersu Shaba (Ur-sue sha-bah) script is the only known script that incorporates color into its structure? 3. Proto-Elamite (Proto Ell-uh-mite) Script You can call this written language a mystery that spans several millennia. Written from right to left, the script was first used more than 5,000 years ago in what is now present-day Iran … and is unlike any other ancient script. The Proto-Elamites (Proto Ell-uh-mites) appear to have been influenced by the cuneiform tablets of Mesopotamia … as they went on to invent their own unique symbols. Unfortunately, they didn’t keep accurate records of those symbols … resulting in some 1600 recovered tablets remaining undeciphered. In 2012, a group of Oxford scholars released high quality images of those tablets online in the hope that crowdsourcing might help decode the Proto-Elamite (Proto Ell-uh-mite) script. The project is ongoing. 2. Egyptian Hieroglyphs It’s one of the world’s oldest writing systems, dating back to around 3300 BC. And it’s likely the most recognizable script on our list. Hieroglyphs are characters in any writing system in which symbols represent both objects and ideas. But this complex system of hieroglyphs represented both the sounds AND characters that symbolized words. Because these hieroglyphs appear so often in tombs, it’s more likely the script was employed mostly for religious and formal purposes. Egyptians had another simplified script called ‘Hieratic’ (hi-rattick), which was used for everyday purposes. The ancient Egyptian script was written in the Greek alphabet in the 1st century. A form of that is used today by Egyptian Coptic Christians. Knowledge of hieroglyphic writing was lost in the 5th century. The symbols weren’t deciphered until the 1820s with the help of the Rosetta Stone. 1. Quipu (KEE-poo) This is among the most unique ways of transmitting information -- it uses knots tied into string.. Hence the nickname, ‘Talking Knots.’ It dates back some 4,600 years … and was used by the Inca. Among other applications, Talking knots were used for taxation, historical information, astronomy and may have been used for maps. Only the numbers have been deciphered by experts … but archaeologists think the system contained both words and numbers. It’s not completely known whether the knots’ position, spacing or color may have held particular significance. Did you know Spanish conquistadores prohibited the use of Quipu to prevent secret messages being communicated. Less than 800 collections of the knotted string survive today, and are often found inside graves. Experts think they may contain the life story of the deceased. 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
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