Environmental Conservation

Video: Na Bula, Fiji's Crown of Thorns

Josh Drew has done most of his research in Fiji and this has allowed him to get an intimate understanding of Fijian culture. Acanthaster planci is the scientific name for a starfish know as the Crown of Thorns and that in Fijian is called 'Na Bula'. Enjoy an interesting story about a starfish that can play a major role in it's ecosystem and how Josh's research has been benefited by sharing with local communities in Fiji.

Science at FMNH : Ep. 27 - Museum Collections and the Mammals of Tanzania

For the past two decades, Bill has been studying the natural history, biogeography, taxonomy and evolution of mammals of eastern Africa.  He has focused on the rodent and shrew populations in the mountainous regions within Tanzania and has discovered several new species.  This work is vital to understand how mammal populations in Tanzania change over time.

Science at FMNH : Ep. 26 - Mammal Conservation in Island Ecosystems

Larry and a team of international collaborators began their research in the Philippines in 1981, and together they have discovered dozens of previously unknown species of mammals.  This research has helped to promote the declaration of several national parks, and has helped to improve the management of many others. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he worked with Filipino colleagues to establish the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines in 1992.

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