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Wild Chronicles: Amazon River Dolphins

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January 23, 2012
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Floating down the mighty Amazon River, National Geographic host Boyd Matson teams with biologists to conduct the first ever census of South America’s river dolphin population.


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National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — You're closer to a natural-born killer than you think. Common house cats are actually fierce feline hunters responsible for killing over a billion small mammals and birds each year. Could this cuddly species with a taste for the wild life spark an ecological disaster? Wild Chronicles follows conservationists working to control the feral cat population by calling on Crittercam® to find out how a game of cat and mouse really plays out.
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Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

National Geographic (Jan. 24, 2012) — They are the only mammal capable of flight, but are rarely seen by humans. Naturally nocturnal, bats live their lives primarily in darkness. Wild Chronicles sheds some light on the wild world of bats.
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Hydropower on the Mekong: Progress or Folly?

Hydropower on the Mekong: Progress or Folly?

Deutsche Welle (June 3, 2013) — The Mekong River is the lifeblood of some 60 million people. It provides the conditions necessary for rice cultivation and a rich supply of freshwater fish. But Laos has identified its potential as a provider of energy. The country wants to become the "powerhouse" of Southeast Asia and is planning to build six hydropower plants on the river. But environmentalists and neighboring countries object to the plans, fearing the ecological consequences of the project, as well as the effect on the people living by the river. The Mekong River is home to some 700 species of fish, whose downriver passage will be disrupted by the construction of the dams. Critics say both the fishing and the tourist industries will suffer as a result of the project.
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Yangtze River

Yangtze River

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. National Geographic Young Explorer Trip Jennings and a group of international scientists, conservationists and river enthusiasts raft 120 miles of the Yangtze’s Great Bend for what may be the last time. The team hopes the seven day journey will bring national attention to this threatened wonder before the flow of development slows the rushing waters.
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