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FEATURED VIDEOS:
• Massive Mayfly Eruption
• Crowded Planet
• Climate Denial From Mars
• First Video From a Polar Bear's POV
• Polar Bear vs. Keytone XL (Official Music Video)
• Love Calls of the Wild
• Will Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?
• Human Population Growth and Wildlife Extinction
• Help Stop the Wildlife-killing Agency

• Thank You From the Center — for Making 2013 Amazing

• The Center in Action, 2013: An Animated Map

• Rising Seas Threaten Wildlife
• Hellbenders Rock
• Author Alan Weisman Talks Population and Sustainability With the Center
• In Harm's Way: Rare Species in the Path of the Keystone Pipeline
• Join the Fight for Wolves
• What to Wear at a Wolf Rally
• Dying for Protection: Amphibians and Reptiles
Lions, Coatis & Bears (Oh My) on Wildlife Cam
• Save the Polar Bear
• The Endangered Huachuca Water Umbel
• America's Dangerous Pipelines
• Funeral March to Bury Big Oil
• Coleman's Coralroot in the Santa Rita Mountains
• Center Mascot Frostpaw the Polar Bear — Dancing
• Happy Polar Bear Day 2013
• Save Our Bats: White-nose Syndrome
• Tracking the American Jaguar

• Dung Beetles: Celestial Navigators
• Center Video Blitz: Say No to Arctic Drilling
• The Search for the South Florida Rainbow Snake

• Polar Bears at Hudson Bay, Canada


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Center Videos

Get to know the many facets of our organization by checking out some of our favorite Center videos, from a description of our group's goals to polar bear shorts and a hilarious dung beetle biopic. You'll see we make videos as diverse and unique as the species, wildlands and waters we work to protect. 


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The Center: 25 Years of Saving Wildlife

Check out this video about the Center, in which remarkable photo portraits of endangered animals and plants by Joel Sartore help illustrate our group's many accomplishments and continuing goal: to work through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.



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Massive Mayfly Eruption
Check out our Endangered Earth Online story about a swarm of mayflies that erupted from subterranean burrows in the river-bottom mud of the Mississippi near La Crosse, Wisconsin, in July 2014. It's an event that typically occurs in three or four hatches during the summer along the upper Mississippi River. But thistime all the hatches seemed to have erupted simultaneously. The result: a swarm so massive it was picked up on radar by the National Weather Service.


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Crowded Planet
Crowded Planet started as a social media campaign to raise awareness about the links between human population growth, overconsumption and species extinction through supporters sharing photographs of what a world of 7 billion people looks like and feels like to them. Soon after its launch, #CrowdedPlanet became more than a hashtag — it became a story of hope, one where people shared their concern for the wildlife and wild places they love, understood the urgency to do it, and showed the will to protect the planet for future generations. This video cimpiles some of the photos submitted for the campaign — which you can still join today.


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Climate Denial From Mars
In July 20014, during a committee hearing in the Kentucky state Senate, Republican Brandon Smith argued — in reference to the EPA's new requirement that power plants cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent in the next 16 years, which he apparently mislikes — that Mars and Earth share "exactly" the same temperature. Seeing as there are no coal mines or factories on Mars, he reasoned, climate change on Earth must be caused by something other than CO2 emissions. "Nobody will dispute that," he said.

Read our Endangered Earth Online story "Climate Denial From Mars," which accompanies this video.


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First Video From a Polar Bear's POV
Ever wonder what it would be like to see through the eyes of a 500-pound female polar bear, wandering the ice floes and waters of the Arctic Sea in search of food? Maybe fooling around a bit with a friend? If your answer is yes, you're in luck. In 2014 the U.S. Geological Survey released the first-ever polar bear's point-of-view video, from a polar bear on the Arctic sea, somewhere north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Captured from video camera collars worn by four female bears, the footage gives an intimate, first-person look or "first-bear look" at the daily lives of these Arctic giants.


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Polar Bear vs. Keytone XL (Official Music Video)
Check out our No Keystone rap video, in which the Center’s Frostpaw the Polar Bear tells President Obama about the need to reject the disastrous pipeline right away.

Take a look at our Keystone XL activism page and learn about the species it would put in harm's way.


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Love Calls of the Wild
What better way to declare your love for the wild than with a free endangered species ringtone?

On Valentine’s Day of 2014, the Center made available 25 specially selected cell phone ringtones including mating and other social hoots, chirps, growls and trills from animals across the planet.

Check out our free endangered species ringtones now.


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Will Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?
President Obama said in June 2013 that the Keystone XL pipeline should be built only "if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution." On January 31, 2014, the State Department itself said that pollution from Keystone XL would be like putting up to 5.7 million more cars on the road.

Check out the Center’s video and learn more on our NoKXL campaign page.


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Human Population Growth and Wildlife Extinction
There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and we're adding 227,000 more every day. This video illustrates the toll on wildlife that's impossible to miss. It’s time to talk about our unsustainable population growth, overconsumption and the wildlife extinction crisis. Join the conversation.

 


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Help Stop the Wildlife-killing Agency
Thousands of animals gasp their final breaths in neck snares that sometimes ensnare legs or entire torsos leading to lengthy struggles before death — because of a rogue federal agency ironically called the USDA's "Wildlife Services." Learn more, take action and give today to help us save these animals from a horrific death.


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Thank You From the Center — for Making 2013 Amazing
This video highlights the outstanding achievements we won for wildlife and wild places in 2013, fighting fracking, climate change, and the Keystone XL Pipeline; helping secure protection for 55 imperiled animals and plants from the Austin blind salamander to the grott sculpin and won 75,000 acres of federally protected wildlife habitat.

We couldn't have done it without your support. Our victories are your victories. Thank you. Learn about supporting the Center.


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The Center in Action, 2013: An Animated Map
The Center put out many more than 400 press releases in 2013, all about actions from petitioning to reform a rogue wildlife-killing agency, to winning protections for species through our 757 agreement, to working against sea-level rise. Watch as this map fills with red dots, each clickable so you can see the press release detailing our action that took place in that location on the map. Then check out our Maps page for more intereactive and animated maps.


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Rising Seas Threaten Wildlife
Sea levels worldwide are rising at increasing rates as temperatures warm due to climate change. If we don’t reduce our greenhouse gas pollution, those levels will rise another 3 or 4 feet on average — and perhaps up to 6.5 feet or more — within this century. According to a center report, 233 protected species — from the western snowy plover to the loggerhead sea turtle — will suffer due to sea-level rise.


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Hellbenders Rock
We love hellbenders. But they're not the cuddliest of species.

Happily for the hellbender, a band from St. Louis is now doing this salamander justice through song. They may yet make a rock 'n' roll legend out of North America's largest amphibian. We think there are few things more rockin' than raising a little hellbender.


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Author Alan Weisman Talks Population and Sustainability With the Center
Alan Weisman — an award-winning American author, professor and journalist — speaks with the Center's Population and Sustainability Director Stephanie Feldstein about his 2013 book titled Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?


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In Harm's Way: Rare Species in the Path of the Keystone Pipeline
Many imperiled species live along the 1,700-mile pipeline path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and in areas where tar sands oil is produced. If the pipeline is built, most of these species will have nowhere to go. Read our 2013 report In Harm’s Way: How the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Have Ignored the Dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline to Endangered Species. Then watch this video showing the numerous species in jeopardy.


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Join the Fight for Wolves
Wolves nationwide urgently need your help. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to remove protections for these majestic animals in most of the lower 48. Learn some basics on the issue in this Center video, a short flick (plus an extended version) featuring our West Coast Wolf Organizer Amaroq Weiss. Then check out anothervideo, "Would You Pay $19 to Kill a Wolf?" — which was extremely popular during a fundraising campaign.


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What to Wear at a Wolf Rally
Tired of staying home from wolf rallies because you don't have anything to wear? Well, let Amaroq Weiss, the Center for Biological Diversity's West Coast wolf organizer, show you, step-by-step, how to make a beautiful and wild looking wolf mask. Learn more about wolves on our Restoring the Gray Wolf page.

 


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Dying for Protection: Amphibians and Reptiles
The Earth is facing the largest mass extinction in 65 million years. Current global extinction rates are estimated to be 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than those in the fossil record. Amphibians and reptiles are some of the most imperiled animals of all, with widespread population declines occurring in the United States and globally. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, one in four U.S. amphibians and reptiles is endangered or vulnerable to extinction.


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Lions, Coatis & Bears (Oh My) on Wildlife Cam
Check out this footage from our wildlife cam, set up in a canyon in the beautiful "Sky Islands" region of southern Arizona in spring/summer 2013. We wish we’d caught a jaguar on tape, and we didn't — but we got lots of shots of coatis, mountain lions and bears when their movements triggered the camera. Even though our camera wasn't baited to attract these critters, it clearly inspired their curiosity.


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Save the Polar Bear
Arctic sea ice is melting, and as a result polar bears are drowning and starving. If we don’t take drastic action against climate change now, an Arctic meltdown will wipe them out within the century — and they’ll disappear from the United States by 2050.

Watch the Center's polar bear public service announcement now.



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The Endangered Huachuca Water Umbel
Watch — and listen to — the Center's Southwest Conservation Advocate Randy Serraglio as he visits the beautiful San Pedro River in southern Arizona for an up-close-and-personal view of the endangered Huachuca water umbel, a unique, flood-adapted plant that we've been working to protect since we filed its Endangered Species Act petition in 1996.



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America's Dangerous Pipelines
This time-lapse video shows "significant" pipeline incidents from 1986 to 2013 — that is, incidents in which someone was hospitalized or killed, damages amounted to more than $50,000, or more than 5 barrels of highly volatile substances or 50 barrels of other liquid were released. It also includes incidents in which liquid exploded or burned. The video and the federal data on which it was based were released in July 2013, preceding another key Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. (Note: Popular viral website Upworthy called this video "One Time-lapse Big Oil Doesn't Want You to See.")



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Funeral March to Bury Big Oil
On July 25, 2013, the Center for Biological Diversity and LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band hosted a street parade protest in Portland, Oregon, to bury Big Oil. The Center's polar bear mascot Frostpaw was in attendance, dancing through the Alberta Arts District at the city's monthly Last Thursdays festival. Find out more about our campaign to bury big oil at NoKeystone.org.



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Coleman's Coralroot in the Santa Rita Mountains
The Center's Randy Serraglio takes another trip through the Santa Rita Mountains in Arizona's Sky Islands region and gives some fantastic narration about a fantastic — and unique — plant: the Coleman's coralroot orchid.



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Center Mascot Frostpaw the Polar Bear — Dancing
Check out our video of the Center's mascot Frostpaw the Polar Bear — representing our group and his species, the great white bear we won protection for — dancing at all kinds of events. Frostpaw has appeared at global climate conventions, enormous rallies against climate change and even in The New York Times. Here he shows that even in a world where his species and many others are in danger of winking out, we can dance to celebrate the climate movement, biodiversity and action.



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Happy Polar Bear Day 2013
This video compiles footage of polar bears playing, sparring and just sitting around, taken by the Center for Biological Diversity during trips to Hudson Bay, Canada, in 2010 and 2011 — all shown with the music of Tucson's Greasy Light Orkestra playing in the background. The video was made to celebrate Polar Bear Day in February 2013 — make today Polar Bear Day by watching it now.



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Save Our Bats: White-nose Syndrome
Listen to the Center's Northeast-dwellling bat authority and Conservation Advocate Mollie Matteson speak about the devastating bat disease white-nose syndrome. In just a few years, this disease has killed nearly 7 million bats — including endangered ones — in its spread from New York across 22 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Learn more about white-nose syndrome and the extensive action the Center has taken against it at www.SaveOurBats.org.



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Tracking the American Jaguar
Follow the Center for Biological Diversity's Randy Serraglio as he sets out through the rugged canyon terrain of southern Arizona in search of the American jaguar — a creature we've worked to save for more than 20 years. Randy searched for the jaguar in 2012 and in 2013 (after a new jaguar had been spotted on camera north of the U.S.-Mexico border).



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Dung Beetles: Celestial Navigators
Just when you thought dung beetles — which spend most of their time rolling balls of feces around — couldn't get any odder, we found a study claiming these critters actually use the heavens to steer that valuable excrement through the night. So we made a video about it. Watch, learn and laugh.



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The Search for the South Florida Rainbow Snake
In the first-ever formal survey for the South Florida rainbow snake — which had recently been declared extinct — in 2012 staff from the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Snake Conservation, and state and federal agencies went on a five-day expedition to see if it still survived. We didn't find the beautiful reptile that time, but we did find perfect habitat for it in Florida's Fisheating Creek, and we got a tantalizing report of a recent, nearby sighting. As the search goes on, watch this vid.


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Center Video Blitz: Say No to Arctic Drilling
In March 2012 we received plentiful mini-movies from Center activists around the country telling President Barack Obama to stop Arctic drilling — and our staff made videos, too. Whether earnest, amusing or eccentric, all these videos strongly state that the unique Arctic ecosystem and its species cannot and must not be destroyed by Big Oil looking for more dirty profits. After more than 1 million people told the prez to stop drilling, we combined all the videos into a single movie mash-up.



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Polar Bears at Hudson Bay, Canada
After fasting all summer, polar bears were returning to the sea ice to hunt — and the Center's polar bear lawyers Kassie Siegel and Brendan Cummings were on the edge of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, in November 2010 to see them. And you can, too: Watch polar bear footage and hear Kassie and Brendan reveal how Hudson Bay has become Ground Zero in the fight to save the bear. Also check out shorts taken of Hudson Bay polar bears in 2011 by Alaska Director Rebecca Noblin. (This footage was used for our "Happy Polar Bear Day Video" above.)



 

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