In the remote border region between Burma and Tibet lives the Taron people, a "pure-blood" race of Mongoloid pygmies on the verge of self-imposed extinction. Rabinowitz shares his encounter with one family member, Dawi, who saw the "deep, deep hole" existing within both men — and the bounty of that friendship in his own life.
A profound stutter as a child left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate and to prefer animals to people. Now a conservationist of tigers and jaguars, an explorer of the world's last wild places, he has extraordinary insight into both animals and the human condition.
Explore the world of Alan Rabinowitz in his work that spans the continents — from the jaguar corridors of Brazil to the nature preserves for tigers in Burma.
The tiger populations and genetic corridors stretch from Nepal and Northern India to one of Indonesia's islands.
"These animals need to move. They need to exchange their genetic material. Locking up these animals even in a nice big, big park will be no more of a success for them than it would be if you put a bunch of human beings on an island."~Alan Rabinowitz on the need for the Jaguar Corridor
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This here is one of those dreaded cuts we had to make. And it was nearly 10 minutes of quality storytelling about a debilitating stutter and the comfort of animals. But we opened up the unedited interview and excerpted this segment for all ears to listen via this beautiful thing called the In-ter-net.
Compelling video of elephants mourning the death of a calf, and a magnificent segment on the secret language of elephants.
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Smithsonian magazine features stunning images of jaguars in Brazil’s Pantal wetlands.
A video that's so heartbreakingly gorgeous and unswerving in its emotional sway, it'll have you pondering your own station in life.
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Some gems from our live-tweeting of our ISDN interview.
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Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasound. Here, she reflects on life in this world through her experiences with two of the most exotic creatures.