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Citizen Scientist

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SO6JijgdQE[/embedyt] Citizen Scientists Can Save the World The World Wildlife Fund just came out with a report showing that we have lost half of the numbers of wild species on this earth in the last 40 years alone. Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist, Searching for...

Eye of the Shoal

There’s no such thing as a fish? Helen Scales, 41, Marine Biologist and author of “Eye of the Shoal, A fishwatchers guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything” says in a way there’s no such thing as a fish, just hundreds of thousands of creatures that...

Mozart’s Starling

  [embed]https://youtu.be/xCF99unTx80[/embed] Mozart's Starling I'm Heather McElhatton and This is A beautiful World. This week we learn about nature inspiring artistic genius and the beauty of communing with the wild from author Lyanda Lynn Haupt, (LIE-anda Lynn Hoe-pt) and her book 'Mozart's Starling" Haupt: I was fascinated by the...

THE LOST ART OF READING NATURE’S SIGNS

THE LOST ART OF READING NATURE'S SIGNS Tristan Gooley, 44, is an author and Natural Navigator. He can navigate across oceans, wilderness and cityscapes alike, using only the natural clues around him. He’s an intrepid explorer, and the only person to both fly and sail solo...

Microbia – its okay to eat food of the floor!

[caption id="attachment_1371" align="alignright" width="300"] Eugenia Bone[/caption]  "I eat food off the floor. No problem. The best thing for you is a carrot with the dirt still on it." Eugenia Bone became fascinated with microbes—those life forms that are too small to see without a microscope. Specifically, she...

Jane Goodall on Following Your Heart

Story Transcript:  Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton and this is "A Beautiful World," and today we celebrate Women's History Month, with one of our centuries most powerful female rebels and effective animal conservationists - Dr. Jane Goodall. Jane Goodall: My mission was to get close to the...

 The Empress of Elephant Orphans Dies

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="alignleft" width="300"] Daphne Sheldrick[/caption] Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who founded the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, more than 40 years ago, (1977) died peacefully at her home at the age of 83.  Sheldrick and her family have helped save hundreds of elephants and other...

Cecil the Lion Inspires New Laws / More Anti-Poaching patrols

https://soundcloud.com/abeautifulworld/cecil-the-lion-inspires-new-legislation A Beautiful World Podcast: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-bea…id986469943?mt=2 Senator Menendez (D-NJ) comments on new legislation inspired by Cecil the Lion. The CECIL Act will extend protection to animals still waiting to become officially listed on the Endangered Species list. Professor David Macdonald, director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at...

The Photo Ark

[embed]https://youtu.be/UI81Gv5l7Qs[/embed] For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of Joel Sartore's "Photo Ark" is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while...