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Music Themes: WOLVES
Dances With Wolves—Fire Dance
Never Cry Wolf
Amazing insight in this movie. Of course Farley Mowat’s book NEVER CRY WOLF is better, but this is an
excellent outstanding wonderful insightful movie. Watch it. Rent it. Buy it. Read the book. All of Farley Mowat’s
books are works of genius compassion and passion and well researched.. What can you expect from someone who fell in love , post humus, with Dian Fossey while writing WOMAN IN THE MISTS ?
Never Cry Wolf (1983) was a tremendously underrated film. It has some of the best photography ever on film. It’s based on the experience of Farley Mowat – A government researcher who studied the wolves in the arctic. One of the best films about man and his relationship to the animals and nature around him.
Three subtle themes come through in this film that anyone who has ever spent time alone in the wilderness will note. Solitude, Silence and Melancholy…
Altai Kai. Jерим (Моя земля).
Joanne Shenandoah- Wolves
Qimmiq Amaru YouTube,
As you can hear the Inuit throat singers singing, “Qimmiq, qimmiq, amaru, amaru” .. In the Inuit language, ‘Qimmiq’ means dog .. and ‘Amaru’ meaning wolf.
Mari Boine – Ahccai
Cry of the Wolves
The joik is called Máttaráhku askái (In our foremothers’ arms) from her aMáttaráhku askái.lbum
In a joik there are`nt any spesific lyrics.. The sami people doesnt joik “about” the wolf, they joik the wolf… Naturally this was hard to understand back in time, so it was concidered as some sort of communication with the devil.. As Kafarsken replied, the crueldom om Christianity.
Norway – Langedrag naturepark and wolves tribute
Korpiklaani — Running with the Wolves
Korpiklaani – Suden Joiku (Yoik Of The Wolf) with Finnish lyrics
Viiman villin vitsomana,
Juoksi hukka hurjanlaine,
Riensi susi sinisilmä.
Läpi vuroten, tuntureitten,
Kuulu laulu laajanlainen,
Läpi metsän kautta kairan,
Nato joiku jämeräinen.
Suden joiku vössä kuuluu,
Ulvonya kuuhunki kaikuu,
Sudden joiku alati kuuluu
Ulvonta yössäki raikuu.
Virrast’ vettä hukka latki,
Villi veri syömmessänsä,
Aapain halki tiensä taittaa,
Jänkäin, jäyrein, yli viepi,
Aate ainut aivoissansa,
Suden joiku vössä kuuluu,
Ulvonya kuuhunki kaikuu,
Sudden joiku alati kuuluu
Ulvonta yössäki raikuu
Viima wild vitsomana,
Quite Wind beat each,
He ran wildly wave dissipation,
Ran to meet the wolf with blue eyes.
Through vuroten, fells,
Part of a broad kind of song,
Through the forest through the drill,
NATO yoiking for ruggedness.
The wolf yoiking VOSSA include,
Ulvonya the moon echoes,
Sudden yoiking ever a
Howling yössäki clangs.
Virrast ‘water loss latki,
Kymikoskesta gulp down,
Wild Blood syömmessänsä,
For the sake Rapids veins.
Aapain its way through the folds,
Jänkäin, jäyrein, over take away our,
Ideology only aivoissansa,
The wolf yoiking VOSSA include,
Ulvonya the moon echoes,
Sudden yoiking ever a
Howling yössäki clangs
Loreena McKennitt – Dark Night Of the Soul Wolf
PETER AND THE WOLF
Петя и Волк / Peter & the Wolf (Сюзи Темплтон /
Мальчик Петя живет вместе с дедушкой в доме за забором на краю леса. Дедушка запрещает Пете выходить из дома, поэтому у него нет друзей среди детей: его друзья — гусь да озорная птица. Но Петю одолевает любопытство, и однажды, несмотря на запрет, он бежит в открытый мир на поиски приключений
Boy Pete lives with her grandfather in a house behind the fence at the edge of the forest. Grandpa Pete prohibited to leave the house, so he has no friends among the children, his friends – yes goose mischievous bird. But Petya overcomes curiosity, and one day, in spite of the ban, he runs into the open world in search of adventure …
NARRATED IN ENGLISH:
Prokofiev / Peter Ustinov / Herbert von Karajan, 1960: Peter And The Wolf / Петя и Волк
Şaman Kurt Türk Ruhu – Shaman Wolf Turk Spirit – шаманы
Huun Huur Tu-Altay Sayan Tandu Tuva Türk music.çok güzel kurtların ve şamanın ruhu Altay şarkısı.very iyi Wolfs ve Shaman ruhu Altay Türkleri music.Очень хороший волков и дух шамана Алтая Тюрк музыку
Turkey Tuva, Altai Sayan Tanduk Huur Tu-music.com huun beautiful wolves and the shaman Shaman spirit and the spirit of Altay Altay Turks şarkısı.very Wolfs good хороший волков и дух шамана Алтая Тюрк музыку music.Очень
Riu Riu Chiu by Arany Zoltán
Riu, riu, chiu
La guarda ribera
Dios guarde el lobo
De nuestra cordera.
El lobo rabioso la quiso morder,
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender;
Quisole hazer que no pudiesse pecar,
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera.
Este qu’es nascido es el gran monarca,
Cristo patriarca de carne vestido;
Hanos redimido con se hazer chiquito,
Aunqu’era infinito, finito se hizera.
Muchas profecias lo han profetizado,
Y aun en nuestros dias lo hemos alcancado.
A Dios humanado vemos en el suelo
Y al hombre nel cielo porqu’er le quisiera.
Yo vi mil Garzones que andavan cantando,
Por aqui bolando, haciendo mil sones,
Diziendo a gascones Gloria sea en el cielo,
Y paz en el suelo qu’es Jesus nascieta.
PBS Nature Radioactive Wolves
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.
Wolves of Chernobyl – National Geography (1 of 5) go to you tube to see the rest of the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Xqs_naTtY
Chernobyl reclaimed: Animal Takeover (2007)
BBC Documentary – Wolf Battlefield
PARTICIPANT BLOG POSTS:
LINKS TO WP BLOGS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT WOLVES AND THE NEW WOLF HUNTS
There is a link to a Change.org petition at this link:
Howling For Justice | Blogging for the Gray Wolf
Earthlings est un film documentaire américain de Shaun Monson sorti en 2005 ,la réalisation a nécessité cinq années de travail et d’investigations
Le changement est inévitable
Qu’on le fasse nous même
Ou que la nature elle même nous y oblige
Le moment est venu pour chacun d’entre nous de reconsidérer nos habitudes alimentaires
Nos styles de vie
Et surtout notre façon de penser
« Toute vérité passe par trois stades :
En premier lieu on la ridiculise
En deuxième lieu on s’y oppose violemment
Enfin on l’accepte comme si elle allait de soi. »
Déconseillé au moins de 16 ans – âmes sensibles s’abstenir
Gorillas in the Mist
Dian Fossey’s story in the film Gorillas in the Mist closely follows her own autobiography
also titled Gorillas in the Mist.
Orangutan Outreach Photo — What’s At Stake in Indonesia
(Photo Credit: Orangutan Outreach. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No use whatsoever without the explicit written permission from the copyright holder.)
I do some pro bono legal work for Orangutan Outreach, but I’ve also adopted an orphaned/displaced orangutan (or two) through this organization. They do some great work helping to “protect orangutans in their native habitat while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment. Orangutan Outreach seeks to raise and promote public awareness of orangutan conservation issues by collaborating with partner organizations around the world.”
Here’s a great photo that we just registered for copyright. It’s called, “The Standoff,” and it shows the gentle and sometimes humorous personalities of these precious animals, who also share some 97% of our own human DNA.
How can you look at this and do nothing about the palm oil scourge that is destroying so much of Indonesia…
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Animals Do Use Language
Mongoose Calls More Humanlike Than Thought
|Researchers found that the single-syllable call of the banded mongoose is actually structured, and perhaps like the vowel and consonant system of human speech. CREDIT: University of Zurich|
While some animals like birds and whales are famous for their impressive repertoire of information-packed songs, banded mongooses blurt out short grunts that, to human ears, sound rather unsophisticated.
But a closer examination of mongoose calls has revealed that these animals might be more eloquent than previously believed. In fact, researchers say the creatures combine discrete units of sound somewhat like humans put together a consonant and vowel to form a syllable.
“The fact that such findings were done in a ‘simple’ species as the banded mongoose rather than in primates or apes could be revealing,” researcher David Jansen, of the University of Zurich, told LiveScience in an email.
The results suggest that the “simple” calls of other species — like frogs and bats — might actually contain vocal cues with more complex encoding.
For the study, Jansen and his colleagues followed around banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in western Uganda, inside of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The small carnivores are related to the meerkat and found in the savannah regions south of the Sahara Desert. They live in social groups of about 20 adults that raise their young cooperatively. Their calls, which last between 50 and 150 milliseconds and can be considered to represent a single “syllable,” allow them to maintain group cohesion and coordinate activities like foraging.
The researchers recorded the animals’ calls to each other, noting what the creatures were doing at the time (i.e. digging, searching or moving). The team found subtle vocal signatures within the single syllables of the calls. There’s an initial sound that seems to provide information about the identity of the caller and a second sound (which Jansen compared to a vowel) that indicates the caller’s current activity. [See Video of Mongoose ‘Talking’]
Jansen said the research “adds an unexpected layer of complexity to the field of animal communication.”
“It shows that banded mongooses combine vowel-like segments in a way that was thought to be unique to human speech,” he added, noting that such elements might be found in the calls of other animals that speak to each other in single syllables.
“We think it is present in other species, and future research should attempt to find these,” Jansen wrote, citing frogs and bats as possible candidates.
The research was detailed online last month in the journal BMC Biology.
Invasive Burmese Pythons are not only in Florida, they have already migrated to Georgia …
Burmese Pythons have already invaded Florida’s Everglades, and have now been found in south Georgia Swamps.
Even without a warming planet, this invasive predator can live comfortably in a third of the southern United States.
Pythons have been documented in two states, and may have invaded more areas, but have just not been officialy
recognized yet. These snakes are a dangerous constrictor that grows up to twenty feet in lenth, making them capable
of eating fairly large animals, such as dogs, calves, ‘coons, ‘possums, and human children, or even small adults. Though
not fanged like rattlers they do have lots of back pointing teeth which they use to secure prey while constricting. These
are teeth that don’t get brushed or flossed and leave a nasty septic wound that needs treatment… if the prey (us) manages to get loose.
I don’t know if there is an open season on hunting and/or trapping/killing pythons, or if there may even be a bounty. Hunting and Fishing laws are different in each state, so before you decide to eradicate pythons, you best see what is legal and what is recommended. ‘Cause I don’t know.
Python Snakes, An Invasive Species In Florida, Could Spread To One Third Of US
ScienceDaily (Feb. 24, 2008) — Burmese pythons—an invasive species in south Florida—could find comfortable climatic conditions in roughly a third of the United States according to new “climate maps” developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although other factors such as type of food available and suitable shelter also play a role, Burmese pythons and other giant constrictor snakes have shown themselves to be highly adaptable to new environments.
The just-released USGS maps can help natural resource agencies manage and possibly control the spread of non-native giant constrictor snakes, such as the Burmese python, now spreading from Everglades National Park in Florida. These “climate match” maps show where climate in the U.S. is similar to places in which Burmese pythons live naturally (from Pakistan to Indonesia).
A look at the map shows why biologists are concerned.
The maps show where climate alone would not limit these snakes. One map shows areas in the U.S. with current climatic conditions similar to those of the snakes’ native ranges. A second map projects these “climate matches” at the end of this century based on global warming models, which significantly expands the potential habitat for these snakes.
Biologists with Everglades National Park confirmed a breeding population of Burmese python in the Florida Everglades in 2003, presumably the result of released pets. Python populations have since been discovered in Big Cypress National Preserve to the north, Miami’s water management areas to the northeast, Key Largo to the southeast, and many state parks, municipalities, and public and private lands in the region.
“Wildlife managers are concerned that these snakes, which can grow to over 20 feet long and more than 250 pounds, pose a danger to state- and federally listed threatened and endangered species as well as to humans,” said Bob Reed, a USGS wildlife biologist at the Fort Collins Science Center in Colorado, who helped develop the maps. “Several endangered species,” he noted, “have already been found in the snakes’ stomachs. Pythons could have even more significant environmental and economic consequences if they were to spread from Florida to other states.”
Control of exotic species is often prohibitively expensive once they have become established. Therefore, prevention through screening and risk assessment is of great importance, especially when protecting continental areas from invasive reptiles, said USGS invasive snake expert Gordon Rodda, also of the Fort Collins center. USGS scientists and their partners are seeking to compile the scientific data necessary to guide management efforts to prevent further introductions, control existing populations of snakes, and contain their spread.
Burmese pythons have been found to eat endangered Key Largo woodrats and rare round-tailed muskrats. “This makes it that much more difficult to recover these dwindling populations and restore the Everglades,” said park biologist Skip Snow, “and all the more important that pet owners be responsible in their choice of pet and dispose of it properly should they need to. Releasing them into the environment is bad for that pet, bad for native species, and also illegal.”
Currently, scientists with the USGS and Everglades National Park are investigating the behavior and biology of these snakes – that is, what are their requirements for survival? This information will help refine predictions of where the snakes might go next and their likelihood of survival. USGS researchers are also conducting a risk assessment for nine species of giant constrictors (including boa constrictors and yellow anacondas) that are prevalent in the pet trade and as such, potential invaders in the United States.
Due to be completed by early 2009, the assessment evaluates the risk of invasion for these species and the potential for social, economic, and environmental impacts. The two agencies are also developing and testing tools to control invasive snake populations and prevent their spread, especially to the Florida Keys where several listed species would be threatened by the presence of pythons or other constrictors.
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Python molurus ssp. bivittatus Kuhl, 1820
|Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources
Florida’s Exotic Wildlife Species Detail – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database – U.S. Geological Survey Wikipedia – Wikimedia Foundation, Inc Everglades Burmese Python Project – Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory Python Snakes, An Invasive Species In Florida, Could Spread To One Third Of US – Science Daily Stopping a Burmese python invasion – Nature Conservancy Global Invasive Species Database – Invasive Species Specialist Group
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|Adult(s); Roy Wood, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Resolutions & Image Usage||Research; radio tagging Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Resolutions & Image Usage||Research; radio tagging Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Resolutions & Image Usage|
|Research; Skip Snow wrestling python Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Resolutions & Image Usage||Adult(s); Skip Snow, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Resolutions & Image Usage||Adult(s); Bob DeGross, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Resolutions & Image Usage|
| Adult(s); Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service, Bugwood.org Additional Re