Despite living in the wild in Botswana for 30 years, filming, researching and exploring the world they have come to know so well, award-winning filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert say they are often still surprised by what they come across on their journeys. Such was the case when the couple were exploring the […]
In a winner-take-all contest, a male elephant seals challenges a rival for access to his harem of females.
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Videos Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La Panel Discussion at the Asia Society http://asiasociety.org/video/mystery-monkeys-shangri-la-panel-discussion-complete Articles Saving the Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey http://www.drmartinwilliams.com/conservation/xi-zhinong.html Grueter et al. Dietary Profile of Rhinopithecus bieti and Its Socioecological Implications. International Journal of Primatology, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2758362/ Grueter et al. Fallback foods of temperate-living primates: a case study on snub-nosed monkeys. International Journal of Primatology, […]
The “Sagebrush Sea” is one of the most extensive ecosystems in the American West. Sagebrush dominates the landscape but a complex web of flora and fauna make the ‘sea’ their home. Follow the colored lines below to see how food energy makes its way from simple plants at the bottom of the web to large […]
It’s been called The Big Empty – an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America, exasperating thousands of westward-bound travelers as an endless place through which they had to pass to reach their destinations. Yet it’s far from empty, as those who look closely will discover. In this ecosystem […]
The pronghorn is the fastest land animal in North America and evolved to run on the open range. However, an increasingly fragmented environment, criss-crossed by livestock fences, is creating problems for the fleet-footed creature.