• 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
  • 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
  • Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

    Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

    published: 01 Nov 2015
  • Lion's Fight To The DEATH - Africa's Dry Savannah - Wildlife Documentary

    WELCOME to the Documentary TV! SUBSCRIBE NOW! https://www.youtube.com/user/documentariesTV2014 With great new content coming out regularly subscribing will help you keep up to date! If you love documentaries about wildlife, space, cars, knowledge, history and much more, this is the channel for you! Like and Comment to share your experience with all our viewers! and most of all ENJOY!

    published: 16 Jun 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A short film on the illegal trade in wildlife

    Registered in December 2002 by Israeli born Ofir Drori, LAGA was established as the very first wildlife law enforcement NGO in Africa dedicated to working with the governments of Central and West Africa to infiltrate and bring to justice the criminal gangs responsible for the rampant illegal wildlife trade. LAGA focuses on threatened species and criminal rings of wildlife dealers primarily responsible for the illegal bushmeat business, the ivory trade and the smuggling of wild live wild animals for the exotic 'pet' industry. Today LAGA is respected by conservationists worldwide and has an impressive conviction rate, securing the prosecution of a major wildlife trafficker every week. With an unprecedented success rate of 87% - 97%, and many illicit dealers now behind bars, this effort is h...

    published: 22 Oct 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
  • 13 Unexpected Archaeological Discoveries

    From a 2600-year old palace in Iraq, to the legendary Rosetta Stone, Here are 13 Unexpected archaeological discoveries 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 Nubian Pyramids The pyramids of Sudan are located more than 100 miles south of Khartoum (kar-TOOM), the capital of the country. The structures are found in the ancient city of Meroe (merr-oh-wee) … it was once the center of the Kush (koosh) kingdom … one of the oldest civilizations in the Nile region … and remained a power until the 4th century AD. The pyramids stand up to 100 feet tall … and the oldest buildings are thought to date back to around 720 BC. ...

    published: 13 Jul 2017
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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  • 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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Persian Leopard Conservation in Kurdistan, Iraq

Persian Leopard Conservation in Kurdistan, Iraq

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2017
  • views: 1666
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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
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Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

Iraq witnesses Bengal tiger baby boom

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  • Updated: 24 Aug 2013
  • views: 2398
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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.
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Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

Giant Spider - Camel Spider in Iraq

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  • Updated: 14 Jun 2013
  • views: 6061820
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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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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
Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

Wildlife of Iraq Top # 5 Facts

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  • Updated: 01 Nov 2015
  • views: 60
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Lion's Fight To The DEATH - Africa's Dry Savannah - Wildlife Documentary

Lion's Fight To The DEATH - Africa's Dry Savannah - Wildlife Documentary

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  • Duration: 44:56
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2014
  • views: 7963424
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WELCOME to the Documentary TV! SUBSCRIBE NOW! https://www.youtube.com/user/documentariesTV2014 With great new content coming out regularly subscribing will help you keep up to date! If you love documentaries about wildlife, space, cars, knowledge, history and much more, this is the channel for you! Like and Comment to share your experience with all our viewers! and most of all ENJOY!
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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
  • views: 1437
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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
Suburban wildlife: Protecting the ibex of Kabul

Suburban wildlife: Protecting the ibex of Kabul

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  • Duration: 2:27
  • Updated: 23 May 2016
  • views: 555
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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
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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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
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A short film on the illegal trade in wildlife

A short film on the illegal trade in wildlife

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  • Duration: 10:33
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2012
  • views: 12095
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Registered in December 2002 by Israeli born Ofir Drori, LAGA was established as the very first wildlife law enforcement NGO in Africa dedicated to working with the governments of Central and West Africa to infiltrate and bring to justice the criminal gangs responsible for the rampant illegal wildlife trade. LAGA focuses on threatened species and criminal rings of wildlife dealers primarily responsible for the illegal bushmeat business, the ivory trade and the smuggling of wild live wild animals for the exotic 'pet' industry. Today LAGA is respected by conservationists worldwide and has an impressive conviction rate, securing the prosecution of a major wildlife trafficker every week. With an unprecedented success rate of 87% - 97%, and many illicit dealers now behind bars, this effort is helping protect great apes, other primates, elephants and many more species where they belong in the wild. LAGA's model of establishing law enforcement networks is being replicated in four more countries in West/Central Africa. It is for this Herculean effort that LAGA and Ofir Drori are being recognised today. Donate to help LAGA today: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/shop/acatalog/Last_Great_Ape.html
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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
13 Unexpected Archaeological Discoveries

13 Unexpected Archaeological Discoveries

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  • Updated: 13 Jul 2017
  • views: 263608
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From a 2600-year old palace in Iraq, to the legendary Rosetta Stone, Here are 13 Unexpected archaeological discoveries 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 Nubian Pyramids The pyramids of Sudan are located more than 100 miles south of Khartoum (kar-TOOM), the capital of the country. The structures are found in the ancient city of Meroe (merr-oh-wee) … it was once the center of the Kush (koosh) kingdom … one of the oldest civilizations in the Nile region … and remained a power until the 4th century AD. The pyramids stand up to 100 feet tall … and the oldest buildings are thought to date back to around 720 BC. Experts note that all the the pyramids bear decorations that display the influences of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome … and say the area’s most impressive structures are found at the necropolis of Meroe. While smaller in size than their Egyptian counterparts, the Nubian pyramids have a similar shape, rising from a foundation to a narrow point. But some of these pyramids have strange flat tops … that was a byproduct of explorers who pillaged the during the 19th century and reduced some sections to rubble. Machu Picchu -- This famous lost city lies almost 8,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru ... and can only be accessed by train or a four day trek. Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century, possibly as an estate for an Incan emperor. It was abandoned around the time of the Spanish conquest. Although locals were aware of the city’s existence, it remained unknown to the Spanish during that period. It remained largely unknown to the world until 1911 when US historian Hiram Bingham brought it to the world’s attention. Machu Picchu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Nazca Lines These well known ancient geoglyphs were found in the Nazca Desert of Peru … and were first referenced in print in 1553 by a Spanish conquistador. The largest figures measure up to 370 feet long … and the style ranges from simple to complex. Simple lines and geometric shapes give way to designs of humans and animals, to shapes resembling trees and flowers. While experts have determined the geoglyphs were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BC to 500 AD, there are still various theories as to what purpose the designs fulfilled. Some sources indicate the patterns may have held a religious significance of some sort. Contrary to common belief, you don’t need to be in an airplane to view the lines and figures … they can be seen from surrounding foothills. Rosetta Stone This famous artifact was discovered by a French soldier in 1799 during the Napoleonic Wars in Egypt. In 1801, British forces defeated the French in Egypt and took the massive stone into their possession. The stone was carved in 196 BC, with three scripts being used in Egypt at the time -- Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics used for important documents … demotic (dih-MOT-ik), which was a common script … and Ancient Greek, used by Egyptian rulers of the time. All three scripts describe a decree that was issued on behalf of King Ptolemy (TOL-uh-mee) V. It took at least 20 years before the scripts could be transliterated. The Rosetta Stone’s discovery led to the decipherment of hieroglyphics, insight to ancient Egyptian history, and the field of modern field of Egyptology. It’s been on display in the British Museum since 1802, and is the most visited artifact there.
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