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A walk on the wild side: 7 fascinating experiments in rewilding

A walk on the wild side: 7 fascinating experiments in rewilding

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George Monbiot begins today’s talk by recalling a time he was “ecologically bored.” “We evolved in rather more challenging times than these, in the world of horns and tusks and fangs and claws,” explains Monbiot, an investigative journalist who found himself deeply dissatisfied returning to the United Kingdom after years reporting in the tropics. “We []

Conservation drones in the field: Lian Pin Koh at TEDGlobal 2013

Conservation drones in the field: Lian Pin Koh at TEDGlobal 2013

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At TEDGlobal 2013 environmental systems researcher Lian Pin Koh presents a new and unexpectedly benign use for drones: nature conservation. Nepal has natural landscapes that are beautiful — and in danger. But wildlife conservation is costly, and time- and labor-consuming. Behold: Conservation drones, a new tool being used in Nepal to combat wildlife crime. These []

For more wonder, rewild the world: George Monbiot at TEDGlobal 2013

For more wonder, rewild the world: George Monbiot at TEDGlobal 2013

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Writer and political activist George Monbiot (with only three days’ notice, says Bruno!) joins Session 1: “Moments of Truth.” As a young man, Monbiot went off on adventures in the wild as an investigative ecology journalist. When he returned after six years to his life in Britain, he found himself inundated with the mundane, scratching []

Why we must rebuild our forests: Sebastião Salgado at TED2013

Why we must rebuild our forests: Sebastião Salgado at TED2013

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Sebastião Salgado has worked as a professional photographer since 1973. And he arrives on the TED stage with extraordinary gentleness and humility. He doesn’t think everyone is necessarily familiar with his work, so he starts by showing some of his incredible pictures, and we watch in silence. The images make for powerful, often difficult viewing. It’s clear that []