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Discover creatures large and small—the hidden world we take for granted.

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Discover creatures large and small—the hidden world we take for granted.

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    Adventures in Photographing England's Urban Wildlife

    Adventures in Photographing England's Urban Wildlife

    As a kid, wildlife cameraman Bertie Gregory preferred to spend his time looking at wildlife through his camera lens and learning how to get close to different animal species. When he was 17 years old, he got his first big break as a photographer when he was asked to photograph urban wildlife in Britain as a part of the 2020Vision project. Initially disappointed in his assignment and wishing he could photograph "more exciting" wildlife, Gregory soon realized that you can have a wildlife experience in the city that is just as exciting as anywhere else. He takes the stage to share his love for peregrine falcons and stories from his time photographing animals in the urban jungle.

    • 12 min
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    I Bought a Rain Forest, Part 2

    I Bought a Rain Forest, Part 2

    In part two, Charlie Hamilton James begins to realize that conservation is a bourgeois concept. He goes to live with more illegal loggers, travels to Brazil to live with people who are burning down the rain forest for farm land, and then comes back to his plot of rain forest with an idea that could be one small step in the right direction to help both the illegal logger on his property and the rain forest.

    In an effort to help protect Peru's Manú National Park from illegal logging, National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James bought a section of rain forest on the edge of the park. What would transpire after this purchase would lead him on a quest for truth to better understand the people behind the Amazon's destruction.

    • 11 min
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    I Bought a Rain Forest, Part 1

    I Bought a Rain Forest, Part 1

    In an effort to help protect Peru's Manú National Park from illegal logging, National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James bought a section of rain forest on the edge of the park. What would transpire after this purchase would lead him on a quest for truth to better understand the people behind the Amazon's destruction.

    In part one, Charlie Hamilton James is confronted with the complexities of the issues behind rain forest conservation, becoming friends with an illegal logger on his property and living with some gold miners who are polluting and stripping the rain forest.

    • 11 min
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    "Animal Storm Squad": Saving Pets From Natural Disasters

    "Animal Storm Squad": Saving Pets From Natural Disasters

    In 2013 a powerful EF5 tornado devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma, threatening a new litter of kittens. Animal Storm Squad host Karissa Hadden was notified of the situation by a friend and immediately began making calls from Canada to rescue these kittens and get them the emergency care they needed. In the end, three of the five kittens died, inspiring Hadden to found an animal rescue organization called Never Stop Saving, which provides pets with emergency services in the wake of natural disasters. Working with storm chasers, meteorologists, and veterinarians, Hadden's team ventures into disaster areas to find and retrieve threatened animals. Hear her share stories from the field and talk about her passion for saving animals.

    • 11 min
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    Why Lionfish Should be Your Favorite Fish to Eat

    Why Lionfish Should be Your Favorite Fish to Eat

    Venomous lionfish, native to parts of the Indian and South Pacific Oceans, have now taken up residence in southeastern waters of the United States and in the Caribbean. With the ability to reproduce quickly and eat just about anything half their size, and with no natural predators in the Atlantic to help keep their population in check, these fish are posing a serious threat to our reefs and native fish populations. Concerned about the impact of lionfish on reefs in the Atlantic, National Geographic Young Explorer Erin Spencer traveled to Florida to see how communities are banding together to remove these fish from their waters. Luckily, lionfish are edible and delicious, making them one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly fish to eat. So kick back with a plate of lionfish sushi and know you are helping to sustain Atlantic coral reefs at the same time.

    • 8 min
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    One Man’s Journey to Save the Ocean

    One Man’s Journey to Save the Ocean

    Feeling like he was writing the obituary for our oceans while studying the human impact on our seas, marine ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala decided to leave academia and devote his life to ocean conservation. He founded National Geographic's Pristine Seas project and began a journey to discover untouched places in our oceans. Sala has stumbled upon some fascinating discoveries and answered some important questions in he and his team's quest to bring richness back to our oceans.

    • 12 min

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