Air, Land, Water, & Wildlife
Women's Farming Co op - The eastern Gangetic Plains, Nepal - ACIAR project
Interview with janaki Devi a vegetable farmer from the Terrai region of Nepal. Janaki is a member of a womens farming co-op who are working with an ACIAR project to ensure access to irrigation, new farming practices and improved landlord-tenant relations. The eastern Gangetic Plains in Nepal, West Bengal and India is one of the most densely populated and poverty-stricken regions in South Asia. Behind this persisting poverty are entrenched social structures of class and caste, with a high incidence of inequitable landlord-tenant relations. This is combined with low agricultural innovation and poor access to irrigation water. At present technical, social and economic constraints have limited the effective use of groundwater and ponds for irrigation. Access to year-round water for irrigation will significantly increase the productivity of agriculture, improving incomes and food security. ACIAR Project: Improving water use for dry-season agriculture by marginal and tenant farmers in the eastern Gangetic Plains. LWR/2012/079 Factsheet http://aciar.gov.au/files/lwr2012-79.pdf
Johnny Sundstrom, a local rancher and conservationist.
A Rancher and a Conservationist Since time immemorial, the Siuslaw Basin’s watershed has supported habitat for salmon. However, over the past 200 years our region has undergone significant changes. During that time, native people, along with their traditional values and historic stewardship of our watershed’s resources, were rapidly supplanted by commercial fishing, timber harvesting and agriculture. These impacts have significantly altered the economic, cultural and ecological characteristics of the watershed as a whole. Johnny Sundstrom, local rancher and long-time conservationist brings his energy and unique perspectives to land management and the challenges of ecological restoration. In nearly five decades of living here, he has seen major shifts in social and biological approaches, agency responses, and in attitudes toward the uses and availability of the region’s natural resources. Throughout his time here, Johnny has contributed to the growing awareness of the deep, mutually dependent connections between the health of salmon, the health of our home lands and waters, and our communities. As Johnny says when talking about his involvement with our work and restoration goals, “You just can’t have a forest like this without these fish.” Coho salmon spend up to 18 months in freshwater streams, and then three years in the ocean, feeding and growing. When these large, mature salmon return to the rivers of their birth, they bring back the bounty of the ocean. When their carcasses are eaten, digested, and deposited across the landscape by countless animals, birds, and insects they become an integral part of the forest food-chain, from stream bed to understory. And, as rivers flow back to the sea, these nutrients feed ocean life and fuel the cycle all over again.
Farmers and Landowners: Collaborating for Success
Trey Hill operates 10,000 acres of rented farmland in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay region. Joe Hickman is one of 60 landowners from whom he rents. For 20+ years, Trey and Joe have worked together to use soil health and nutrient management practices for the benefit of their business, the environment and their community. Keep up with The Nature Conservancy's latest efforts to protect nature and preserve life on Twitter (http://bit.ly/eDzkmN) and Facebook (http://on.fb.me/pSsCIr) Text NATURE to 97779 to join The Nature Conservancy on text. To sign-up for nature e-news visit: https://support.nature.org/site/SPageNavigator/supporter/join_us_main.html?src=social.nature.youtube.main
SFA Podcast: Maia Wikler; uplifting stories of youth on the frontlines of climate injustices
Subscribe on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or Spotify for the full episode. Maia Wikler is an anthropologist, climate justice organizer, and writer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue and VICE. Maia is a true positive change maker; using her skills of writing, film, and community organizing to advocate for those on the frontlines of climate change. A great deal of her work focuses on uplifting youth leadership, Indigenous communities, and human rights. She was a youth delegate at the UN Climate Talks in 2017 as a member of the organization SustainUS. Maia is currently a PhD candidate in Political Ecology at the University of Victoria. She is directing a short documentary film featuring the Gwich’in women who are leading the fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Maia was recently selected as a National Geographic Early Career Explorer to document cross-border stories about the threats to wild salmon from mining in Northern British Columbia. Maia speaks with us about the impact of storytelling, youth leadership, and how we can all find our role in defending against climate injustice. Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforActionTwitter: @Stories4Action #ClimateCrisis #Environmentaljustice #environment #storytelling #vice #teenvogue #climate #youth #SustainUs #Sunrisemovement #NationalGeographic #Canada #Indigenous #DefendtheSacred #NativeYouth #sunrise #Native #stories #oralhistory #waterislife #sacred #Colorado #BritishColumbia #UBC #Philadelphia #climateaction #GreenNewDeal #frontline #environmentaljustice #humanrights #intersectionalenvironmentalism #nature #borderwall #fridaysforthefuture #schoolstrike
SFA Podcast: Asher Jay; Creative ways to broaden your impact
Asher Jay an international adventurer and National Geographic Explorer whose compelling paintings, ad campaigns, and films all have a single purpose: to incite global action on behalf of wildlife conservation. Asher speaks with us about the importance of storytelling in conservation, working with local communities, and how action forward can only come about if we have inclusive conversations. “It’s an interesting time to be alive because there are so many perspectives depending on where you are in that storyline. As conservationists, if we approach it solely from the perspective of ‘this needs to be kept alive for it’s own intrinsic value’, it’s all well and good but if the reality and context does not support it, people are not actually going to be a part of that solution process.” Asher Jay: IG & Twitter: @earthheiress or https://www.asherjay.com Cover Photo of Asher: Dorian Anderson Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforActionTwitter: @Stories4Action Music: https://www.bensound.com #asherjay #artist #nationalgeographic @nationalgeographic #conservation #wildlife #africa #ivorytrade #poaching #nature #environment #covid #impact #marketing #painter #art #lion #elephants #climateaction #climatecrisis #regenerative #painter #NewYork #sculpture #takeaction #storytelling #creative #artfortheearth
SFA Podcast: Jessie Thomas; Fighting wildfires, the power of food, & the impact of mothers' voices
As wildfires are currently burning across the western US, we speak with Jessie Thomas about her experience fighting wildfires as a smokejumper and her business Sustainable Wellness, which promotes lifestyles and nutrition for human and environmental sustainability. She also speaks about the need for new voices in leadership and mothers' critical role in climate action. Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforAction Twitter: @Stories4Action Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction #wildfires #california #montana #oregon #washington #mountainmama #motherhood #workingmom #climatechange #climateactionnow #bipartisan #intersectionalenvironmentalist #environmentalist #conservation #landmanagement #wilderness #forestfire #fires #smokejumper #mountains #missoula #climate #foodsystems #organic #regenerative #nutrition #moms #sustainable #sustainability
Why Native Hawaiians Protesting Giant Telescope on Mauna Kea Aren't Going Anywhere | NBC Left Field
The Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea mountain, the most sacred site to Native Hawaiians, is also a prized location to the astronomy community as a home to many powerful observatories. This summer, a community of resistance called Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu formed on the access road that leads to the summit of Mauna Kea, where Native Hawaiian protesters aim to stop the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope or TMT. Protesters say they don’t oppose science and astronomy, but the further desecration of Mauna Kea. As celebrities like Native Hawaiian and “Aquaman” lead Jason Momoa join the ongoing demonstrations, Hawaiians are using the opportunity to ask similar questions to those astronomers hope to answer: Where did we come from? How did we get here? * SUBSCRIBE to NBC LEFT FIELD: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx * Watch the latest from NBC LEFT FIELD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8tG3hlHcPg&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5Urph0JyLjmQInFXxtgOMBT What is NBC LEFT FIELD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yh0j6zMWCI&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5UEOKp7cxAEqxNgaZ8EUSDs FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Visual journalist Ali Withers __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement. #NBCLeftField
Accelerating Coastal Community-Led Conservation
WWF supports community-led efforts to protect critical marine resources. These projects have helped communities map the future they want for their coastal environment – and take action to make it happen. Now it’s time to think bigger. Our ocean is in crisis, so we need to do much more, much faster. WWF and partners are helping to scale up lessons from individual coastal communities across the world’s most important seascapes.
Why Community Conservation Matters | Mary Hollow | TEDxHelena
Why does community conservation matter? What are the benefits of conservation to a community? As a fifth-generation Montanan and outdoor enthusiast, Mary has long been connected to the lands and waters of Big Sky Country. She holds University of Montana degrees in Business Finance and Economics. She began her career in the U.S. Senate and later for a housing organization in Washington, DC. She eventually returned to Montana, working again for Senator Baucus then briefly ran a fishing lodge in the Blackfoot Valley. Feeling the urge to promote conservation, Mary went to work for The Nature Conservancy during their acquisitions of Plum Creek Timber land in western Montana. For nearly ten years she managed to land deals and served as the Government Affairs Director for TNC in Montana. The move to Prickly Pear, a regional land trust, has been wonderful and fitting as she sees an exciting future for PPLT’s work and for the incredible potential of her hometown and surrounding area. 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
His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase
As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In fact, recent research has shown that three-quarters of Earth’s land surface is under pressure from human activity. In this short film, spoken word artist Prince Ea makes a powerful case for protecting the planet and challenges the human race to create a sustainable future. Winner of the Film4Climate competition organized by the Connect4Climate Program of the World Bank (film4climate.net). ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Read more about the impact humans have on the environment: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/human-footprint-map-ecological-impact/ Three Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sacc_x-XB1Y His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/B-nEYsyRlYo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Peace River Rising: The link between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land
Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. Helen takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory. Woodlands she explored as a child have disappeared to make way for pipelines and housing developments to accommodate the influx of transient workers. Contamination from industrial endeavors has turned traditional activities — like berry picking — into potential hazards. Helen explores the dangers of these industrial expansions, bringing to light the fact that Fort St. John, now primarily an oil and gas town, has a per capita crime rate that is nearly double that of Vancouver. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on the overwhelming ratio of men to women in their city: what was once a city of familiar faces is now overrun with strangers who have minimal personal attachment to the area. Helen shares personal stories about the violence she’s encountered and her beliefs about how important it is to give voice to these experiences. She leaves us with a deeper perspective into why she does the work she does — and her hopes for a new world. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Peace River Rising: an intimate view of the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land | Short Docs https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
Honouring the Land
Indigenous Guardians are at the forefront of a movement—a movement growing up from the land, from youth, from a new generation of women leaders—calling for Indigenous leadership on the land. Guardians not only do the work to care for the lands and waters that we all depend on, but are building stronger, more connected communities.
First Nations Negotiator Honors Ancestors by Protecting Boreal Forest
Steven Nitah is chief negotiator for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in Canada’s Northwest Territories. He's working to establish the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, which would protect 3.5 million acres of boreal forest and tundra from development. Thaidene Nene is hailed as a new model for national parks in Canada—one that recognizes the authority of the people who have been its stewards for millennia as well as the importance of traditional knowledge in keeping the land healthy. The boreal region of Canada stretches across more than a billion acres, and is one of the largest intact forest ecosystems on Earth. Pew’s International Boreal Conservation Campaign encourages a balance between development and conservation and works with the people who live there to achieve that goal. People of the Boreal is a multimedia project that tells the stories of those who have the most to gain or lose from decisions about how the region is managed. Learn more about Indigenous negotiator Steven Nitah, and view the entire People of the Boreal series here: http://pew.org/1szMdm2
Connecting Biodiversity to Our Humanity
By caring for the land, and for each other, we are recognizing our interconnectedness and honouring our responsibilities to protect biodiversity. As Heiltsuk Nation Hereditary Chief Brown says, “Biodiversity mirrors cultural diversity in the natural world.” The land needs guardians so that we can protect this diversity, and ensure that there is enough for future generations.
Securing the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Over half a century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund—a key federal funding source in the United States for everything from national parks to local athletic fields—has left its mark in all 50 states. But its congressional authorization expired in 2015, and the fund has relied on uncertain stopgap measures. Finally, in 2019, after campaigning by TNC and partners, Congress and the White House permanently reauthorized the fund—helping to secure its future. Keep up with The Nature Conservancy's latest efforts to protect nature and preserve life on Twitter (http://bit.ly/eDzkmN) and Facebook (http://on.fb.me/pSsCIr) Text NATURE to 97779 to join The Nature Conservancy on text. To sign-up for nature e-news visit: https://support.nature.org/site/SPageNavigator/supporter/join_us_main.html
Connecting the Wild Northwest
Our job isn’t just to restore wildlife, we ensure habitat is protected and connected so that wolves, wolverines, mule deer and other species can be sustained across our region. Premiering at our 2018 Hope for a Wild Future Auction & Dinner, this short film looks at our successes connecting habitat through wildlife crossings under and over I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass, and how we're applying similar strategies and collaborative expertise in new areas through our Sagelands Heritage Program and work for wildlife crossings in the Okanogan Valley. By partnering with local communities and bringing people together, we’re keeping the Northwest wild acre by acre, underpass by overpass, from the mountain wildlands to the arid sagelands. But this work is only possible through the support of our conservation community. If you weren’t able to join us at our auction this year, please consider joining or renewing your membership through a gift of $35 or more at www.donatecnw.org. Your support is keeping the wild Northwest connected!
How community-led conservation can save wildlife | Moreangels Mbizah
Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, subtitles, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Conservationist and TED Fellow Moreangels Mbizah studied the famous Cecil the lion until he was shot by a trophy hunter in 2015. She wonders how things could've gone differently, asking: "What if the community that lived next to Cecil was involved in protecting him?" In a quick talk, Mbizah shares the state of conservation in her home of Zimbabwe -- and why she thinks that communities living with wildlife are the ones best positioned to help them. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request here: https://media-requests.ted.com/ Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland
The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America. IN STORES NOW: http://rancherfarmerfisherman.com/ Unfolding as a journey down the Mississippi River, Miriam Horn’s Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, tells the stories of five representatives of today’s most consequential environmental work: a Montana rancher, a Kansas farmer, a Mississippi river man, a Louisiana shrimper, and a Gulf fisherman. In exploring their work and family histories and the essential geographies they protect, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values. About the Author Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. She works at Environmental Defense Fund and lives in New York City. ***** AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393247341/ Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rancher-farmer-fisherman-miriam-horn/1123447498 iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rancher-farmer-fisherman-conservation/id1085780061 Powell’s - http://www.powells.com/book/rancher-farmer-fisherman-9780393247343/62-0 ***** Published by W. W. Norton & Company Independent Publishers Since 1923 http://books.wwnorton.com/