Tag Archives: conservation

SUSTAINABLE FARMING: THE MAYA MILPA CYCLE

The world’s tropical forests are in trouble. The Maya, however, received everything they needed from the jungle’s bounty and developed a highly sustainable system of agriculture.

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CENOTE: PASSAGE TO THE MAYA UNDERWORLD

Cave diving in the world’s largest underground river system is an adventure we’ll never forget. Welcome to the Maya Underworld!

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THE CORAL REEF HABITAT

Ditch the machete and grab a mask and snorkel. We’re gonna explore the “tropical rainforests” of the sea!

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STALKING THE GREY GHOST

Bonefish, AKA the “Grey Ghost,” are powerful, fast and highly prized by flats-fishermen in South Florida’s coastal waters. But they are disappearing. Fortunately, scientists and fishing guides are banding together to save these amazing predatory fish.

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SOUTH FLORIDA’S NATIONAL PARKS

If you live in South Florida, lucky you! Because this chunk of subtropical paradise is home to 4, you heard it….4 incredible National Parks. Get out and explore!

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CARRIED BY CURRENTS

Ocean currents connect the world. For the most part, that’s a very good thing. However they also transport millions of tons of man made debris around the planet. That’s a very bad thing.

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EXPLORING CUBA: ZAPATA SWAMP

Take a journey into the depths of Cuba’s Zapata Swamp, or as some call it, Cuba’s Everglades. The largest wetland in the Caribbean, this place explodes with unique plants and animals!

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THE EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS

You might say the Everglades are a vast, stagnant swamp, full of slithering reptiles and stinging insects. But did you know they are considered to be an incredibly wide, slow moving river? Crazy huh!

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PROWLING FOR PANTHERS

Who knew the largest cat in Florida would be so vulnerable?

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THE ORCHID KEEPERS

Exciting things can happen when dedicated people work together…like bringing a rare orchid back from the brink of extinction!

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CROCODILE HEAVEN

CROCODILE HEAVEN

In South Florida there are crocodiles living in a nuclear power plant…but it’s not exactly what you’re thinking right now!

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THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE RED MANGROVE

THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE RED MANGROVE

It’s mangrove baby-making time!!

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ELECTROFISHING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

ELECTROFISHING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

Find out how biologists and sport-fishermen are joining forces to understand fish populations in the coastal Everglades!

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE

ANIMAL BYTES: THE FLORIDA SOFTSHELL TURTLE

What the heck is that?! About the weirdest-looking turtle you’ve ever seen!

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ANIMAL BYTES: THE BOBCAT

A wild cat named Bob. Now that’s funny.

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SEA TURTLES AND THE GREAT ARRIBADA

SEA TURTLES AND THE GREAT ARRIBADA

On just a few beaches in the world, thousands of ridley sea turtles come ashore to nest at the same time. Check out one of nature’s great spectacles!

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RAINFORESTS

RAINFORESTS

What makes rainforests so unique? Well, lots of rain to start with.

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FLAGSHIP SPECIES

FLAGSHIP SPECIES

D. Paul Reillo and the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation are trying to save the planet, with the help of a few rock-star animals!

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CITIZEN SCIENCE

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Science is for everybody. I mean everybody.

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ARTIFICIAL REEFS

ARTIFICIAL REEFS

Home. It’s an important concept for us….as well as countless marine organisms that live in our oceans. We’re also finding out that artificially constructed habitats might be a great thing for everyone!

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Patterns

As a wildlife filmmaker, two of my great passions are constantly colliding. Nature and art are, respectively, my subject matter and my craft. As far as I know the following statement hasn’t been scientifically proven, but my gut tells me this is true: a deep appreciation for nature requires a deep appreciation for art. I […]

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Into the Mangal

When we think of South Florida, even those of us who grew up here, I bet this is what we usually picture: the postcard snap-shot of an arching coconut palm framed by a rosy sunset on a wide, sandy beach. Sorry dude, you got the wrong picture. First of all, that arching coconut palm that […]

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