Protecting & Restoring Nature

Protecting & Restoring NatureOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on the stewardship of natural areas and on the protection and restoration of habitats, species, and whole ecosystems. Topics include natural land conservation, sustainable management of public lands, ocean, river and lake protection and conservation, fisheries management, native species, and endangered species.

Specific species and natural areas discussed include whales and marine mammals, arctic and high mountain ecosystems, coasts, beaches, coral reefs, estuaries, deltas, mangrove swamps, coastal wetlands, levees, dead zones, rivers, lakes, parks, and other wild areas. This section also includes videos that discuss dam construction and removal, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, outdoor recreational activities, and ecotourism.

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The Bird-Watcher Who Saw the Future. Online video mini-documentary featuring George Divoky. Follows Divoky's ongoing research on the Guillemots of Cooper Island. He explains how climate change is affecting this boundary zone between the arctic and the sub-arctic. About 10 minutes. Play Video >> More about George Divoky >>

Conservation In Action Speech - Part 1. Presentation by Gloria Flora. Flora speaks at the 2008 Student Conservation Association commencement ceremony about our relationships to nature and to each other. About 24 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3. More about Gloria Flora >>

A Brave New Ocean Or An Ocean Revolution? Presentation by Wallace 'J' Nichols. Nichols gives a presentation on the ocean crisis, his work with sea turtles, and the need for "ocean revolutionaries" at the 2007 Bioneers Conference. About 40 minutes. Play Video >> More about Wallace 'J' Nichols >>

Fears For The Arctic. Online interview with George Divoky. Divoky talks about the effects of climate change on the arctic ecosystem and native species that he has observed during his 30 plus years of doing research there. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about George Divoky >>

NOW with David Brancaccio On The “Rocky Mountain Front.” TV feature story with Gloria Flora. Flora talks about her struggle to protect the Rocky Mountain Front from oil and gas drilling and development. About 16 minutes. Play Video >> More about Gloria Flora >>

Discovery Channel: Threats To Honeybees. TV feature story with Reese Halter. Halter answers questions about the causes and potentially dire consequences of the decline of bee populations. About 6 minutes. Play Video >> More about Reese Halter >>

The Achuar: Green Inspiration From The Amazon. Presentation excerpts by Larry Lansburgh. Lansburgh introduces his film Dream People of the Amazon, and describes his time living among the Achuar and their struggle to keep oil exploration out of their lands. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Larry Lansburgh >>

You Can Make A Difference. Presentation excerpts by Rob Caughlan. A brief introduction to Caughlan's 40+ years of environmental experience as an activist, a comunicator, and a political advisor. Includes samples from various presentations. About 8 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Rob Caughlan >>

Oceans, Animals & Environmental Education. Presentation excerpts by Michael Klubock. Klubock talks to kids about the environment, the impacts of ocean pollution on wildlife, and what they can do to help. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Michael Klubock >>

The Incomparable Honeybee. Book trailer for Reese Halter. Introduces Halter's book The Incomparable Honeybee & The Economics of Pollination. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Reese Halter >>

Global Warming & Arctic Ice. Presentation by George Divoky. Divoky talks about his work and the loss of arctic ice and habitats for arctic species. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about George Divoky >>

Climate Change & Arctic Ecosystems. Presentation by George Divoky. Divoky describes how climate change has affected arctic animal species, such as birds and polar bears, over the many years he has been studying Cooper Island. About 7 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about George Divoky >>

Climate Change College: The Birdman. Presentation excerpt by George Divoky. Divoky talks to climate change students about his work on Cooper Island with Black Guillemots and the effects of climate change on arctic species. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about George Divoky >>

"" The Black Guillemots Of Cooper Island. TV feature story with George Divoky. Divoky is profiled for his thirty plus years of bird research on the Black Guillemots of Cooper Island in northern Alaska. His research shows the significant impact that climate change is having on arctic wildlife. About 28 minutes. Play Video >> More about George Divoky >>

"" Bring Back the Cranes. Created by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, this video discusses the history of whooping cranes, the causes for their decline, and how human efforts are now helping keep them from going extinct. About 18 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Pause. This short animated film contrasts the benefits of the natural world and green space with the modern rat-race of resource consumption. The film uses the creative device of a video game to tell the story. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Hope Takes Wing. The whooping crane population once dwindled to only fifteen birds. Now the species is experiencing a resurgence thanks to help from ultralight aircraft guiding their migration. This video is a sneak peek at Operation Migration's DVD, Hope Takes Wing. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Under the Sea with Al Giddings. A trailer for this documentary film. Emmy-winning director and cinematographer Al Gidding shares stories and scenes from his lifetime of undersea film adventures. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

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