You Need Bats, Bats Need You | Madison Mies

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How we rescued the “dancing” bears”

Kartick Satyanarayan: How we rescued the “dancing” bears”



The great penguin rescue

Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue



Greening the ghetto

“In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy.”

Majora Carter



The fight to end rare-animal trafficking in Brazil

“Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira, a TED Senior Fellow, talks about her work helping to save birds and other animals stolen from the wild in Brazil. Once these animals are seized from smugglers, she asks, then what?”

Juliana Machado Ferreira



The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

“In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and shows more astonishing footage of glowing undersea life.”

Edith Widder



The loves and lies of fireflies

“Biologist Sara Lewis has spent the past 20 years getting to the bottom of the magic and wonder of fireflies. In this charming talk, she tells us how and why the beetles produce their silent sparks, what happens when two fireflies have sex, and why one group of females is known as the firefly vampire. (It’s not pretty.) Find out more astonishing facts about fireflies in Lewis’ footnotes, below.”

Sara Lewis



Glow-in-the-dark sharks and other stunning sea creatures

“Just a few meters below the waves, marine biologist and explorer-photographer David Gruber discovered something amazing — a surprising new range of sea creatures that glow in many colors in the ocean’s dim blue light. Join his journey in search of biofluorescent sharks, seahorses, sea turtles and more, and learn how these light-up creatures could illuminate a new understanding of our own brains.”

David Gruber



My invention that made peace with lions

“In the Maasai community where Richard Turere lives with his family, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.”

Richard Turere