Podcasts and Video

Biodiversity and conservation discussions and talks with CBC staff and Museum colleagues. 

Video: How many hearts does an octopus have? Why do some squid glow in the dark? CBC conservation biologist Samantha Cheng takes you through the world of cephalopods, from A to Z. Published by AMNH, June 2019.

The ABCs of Cephalopods with Conservation Biologist Samantha Cheng

The ABCs of Cephalopods with Conservation Biologist Samantha Cheng

CBC Director, Ana Luz Porzecanski, Discusses UN Report

Video: A new United Nations report says that up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction because of human activity. Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director of the CBC, joined Chris Jansing on MSNBC to take a closer look at the report and its implications. May 2019.

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CBC Director Ana Porzecanski interview at the MSNBC
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Wildlife Trade Management

Podcast: The illicit wildlife trade is a multi-billion-dollar business that spans the globe. Dr. Mary Blair, Dr. Minh Le, and colleagues describe an integrative framework to help characterize and mitigate the wildlife trade. Published by BioScience Talks on October 11, 2017.

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slow loris on a tree branch

Video: CBC Scientist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant offered insights into black bear behavior and what humans can do to improve relations with this wide-ranging species at AMNH SciCafe on October 4, 2017.

SciCafe: Humans and Conflicts With Bears, Oh My!

SciCafe: Humans and Conflicts with Bears, Oh My!

Don't Underestimate the Flamingo

Podcast: Published by Every Little Thing on June 19, 2017.

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TYIR 2016 - Flamingo, cover image

Video: CBC Scientist Dr. Mary Blair discusses how research on these endangered animals can contribute to a better understanding of wildlife trafficking and the risk of zoonotic disease spread at AMNH SciCafe on March 1, 2017.

SciCafe: The Search for Slow Lorises

SciCafe: The Search for Slow Lorises

Video: The number of slow lorises in Vietnam is on the decline due to factors including illegal wildlife trade. Dr. Mary Blair co-leads a project that aims to gather essential population data for the Bengal slow loris and the Pygmy slow loris. AMNH October 2016.

Slow Loris Conservation in Vietnam

Slow Loris Conservation in Vietnam

An Icon of the Wild West Becomes a Secret New Yorker

Podcast: An animal long associated with wilderness is thriving as a city-dweller: coyotes. Published by WNYC Hypothesis on June 2, 2016.

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A coyote roaming the streets of the city
The Quiet Dignity of Bears

Podcast: Do bears enter human communities because they’re being pushed out of their natural habitats, or because our garbage is tasty? Published by the Gist on Feb 26, 2015.

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A black bear stands on its hind legs to reach a dumpster.