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For thousands of years, Mali's Lake Banzena, on the edge of the Sahara desert, has been home to Africa's most northerly elephant herd. And every year Mali desert elephants have adapted to drought conditions by walking about 1,000 km in a circular pattern, following rains in Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso. But the most severe drought conditions in a quarter century have dried up Banzena, one of the central water points on the elephants' migration cycle. By late May this year, the lake shrank to just a few pools of muddy water. Thousands of cattle, sheep and goats owned by nomadic Tuareg herdsmen all descend to the lake basin looking for water. The normal peaceful coexistence between the elephants and herdsmen is starting to break down. And it's giving way to conflict...
Chengeta Wildlife is working with WILD Foundation, Mali Elephant Project and Action Against Poaching to train local Malians in how to protect their rare elephants against poachers. Support our ranger training program in Mali: http://chengetawildlife.org/mali-elephants/
The Mali elephant herd has between 550 and 700 individuals and, the majority of the population is older with over 50% of the herd considered adults. Studies show high fertility but also high mortality in newborns and young elephants. Newborns and young are especially susceptible to environmental stresses, such as drought and increased human presence. The WILD Foundation and International Conservation Fund of Canada are working with local communities to protect this unique herd of elephants. Learn more at www.wild.org
At Lake Antobo in Mali, thousands gather for the annual fishing competition. John Hurts narrated the visually stunning Human Planet, an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature in the world today. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/ydxvrP Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
In this clip from the Human Planet series the biggest and oldest mud building in the world needs a fresh coat of river mud. Once the mud is the right consistency, the whole town of Djenne mucks in for this annual event. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSubBBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
In the north of Kenya, stands the Shaba reserve, a place of biological endemisms; a haven for wildlife at the edge of a blazing desert. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ Documentary "Shaba, the Land of God and the Devil" ▶ http://pdoc.es/SWildLife It is the so-called Northern Frontier District, the geographical limit beyond which reign the laws of life in the wild. Here, man is an intruder and survival is determined by the water, the wind and the sun. Shaba is a place of extremes, constantly putting animals life to the test. Severe droughts alternate with tremendous floods, turning the savannah into a hell which generates paradises; a land of contrasts where the harshest rigours give rise to the most beautiful works of nature...
Monsters inside me! Deadly Human Parasite - Dracunculiasis also known as guinea worm disease is a deadly parasitic disease contracted by drinking water contaminated with the cyclop species of water fleas, that have ingested dracunculus larvae. The end of guinea worm disease is within reach, proclaims the carter center. Inside the body the larvae migrate through the intestinal wall and into the body tissue where they grow into adult worms. The males die off, and the females move through the subcutaenous tissue and exit the skin, usually at the feet growing up to 3 feet long, and be as thick as a spaghetti noodle. Does it sound painful? It is so painful infected people call it the fiery serpent. There is no vaccine to treat or prevent the disease, only behavioral modification and of cours...
Cheetah Chases Impala Antelope Into Tourist's Car on Safari SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Oc61Hj AN IMPALA has been videoed sensationally escaping two cheetahs - by leaping into a CAR full of tourists. The terrified animal had looked a second away from death when an unexpected window of opportunity appeared. Stunned Samantha Pittendrigh, 20, filmed the impala leaping through a passenger window on her mobile phone. The great escape took place in Kruger National Park, South Africa. For more amazing footage of the amazing side of life, visit the Barcroft Media website: http://bit.ly/19OYwp Like Barcroft Media on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/RJlaj6 Follow Barcroft Media on Twitter: http://bit.ly/10vFLY9
A male Majungasaurus claims the feast of a carcass as his own. Narrated by John Hurt Planet Dinosaur tells the stories of the biggest, deadliest and weirdest creatures ever to walk the Earth, using the latest fossil evidence and immersive computer graphics. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/ydxvrP Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth Latest BBC Earth videos: http://bit.ly/y1wtbi
From the EYE of the Desert, to the most unique glass fragments from nowhere, these are 12 STRANGE Things Found in the Sahara Desert ! Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 7. Gerboise Bleue Test Site France became the fourth nuclear powered nation after the USA, USSR and Great Britain. They were eager to test out their destruction device and decided to launch their first test in the Algerian Saharan Desert in 1960’s, with a bomb called the Gerboise bleue, near the Berber county of Reggane. We found the coordinates of the launch testing site and as we took a closer look to try to see the crater google earth, something appears to be cut and pasted of the area where it took place You can still see some of the discoloration of the sand from the original black and white photo that y...
The most dangerous Anti poaching mission in the world. Successfully supporting the WILDFoundation in protecting the world's last desert elephants. Rory Young, Chengeta Wildlife, Action Against Poaching, Matt Croucher #BootsOnTheGround movie
http://www.michaelpluznick.com Mali West Africa Young Guns Djembe Drummers meet Cambodian Jungle Temple`, a combination of djembe music and photo collage from Cambodian sacred temple and wats The djembe drumming and dunun playing and drummers are from from Bamako, Mali, West Africa and are drum masters, too. For more info go to : www.michaelpluznick.com
DR Congo: Thousands of troops deployed to push out rebels from wildlife park Thousands of soldiers have been deployed to eastern Democratic of Congo to push out rebels from an acclaimed wildlife park. The government says various fighting groups have taken over territory in Virunga and are destroying the environment. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Buramba - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
MANILA, Philippines -- A world-renowned elephant rehabilitator has joined the growing list of concerned individuals urging the transfer of an elderly elephant in the Manila Zoo to a sanctuary in Thailand. Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, head of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, said Mali should be allowed to live with other elephants to "heal her lonely soul." In a statement released by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Sheldrick said, "The most important thing in [an elephant's] life [are] friends and family, as it is for us humans." "To separate an elephant from others for life is immeasurably cruel and counter-productive to both the emotional and social well-being of the animal, with possible adverse physical damage as well," she added. "I ther...
Rory Young and Nigel Kuhn have just been through a Jihadist stronghold in a fast surprise movement before forces could be deployed against the new mixed army/ ranger anti poaching brigade that they are training. Saving the last desert elephants of the Sahara means educating and sensitising community, invaluable work spearheaded by the WILD Foundation and The International Conservation Fund of Canada, whilst order is restored and poachers/traffickers/bandits/terrorists are dealt with. This is the first in a series of short films which will be uploaded over the next three weeks from the frontline.
At least five people have been killed in Mali after armed gunmen stormed a luxury tourist resort outside the capital, Bamako. One of the victims was a Portuguese soldier. Police have put the resort on lockdown. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the outskirts of Bamako. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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