Thursday, November 27, 2008

ARKive: Images of Life on Earth

ARKive: Images of Life on Earth ARKive is a global initiative to locate and gather films, photographs, and audio recordings of the world's species into one centralised digital library for the benefit of present and future generations. ARKive is sometimes described as the Noah’s Ark of the online era. ARKive is a not-for-profit initiative of Wildscreen, a UK-based charity, whose mission is to promote conservation through wildlife imagery.

The collection of mammals includes rare species, such as the Red Panda.

ARKive: Red Panda

Each species contains a wealth of information, including Facts & Status, Range & Habitat, and Threats & Conservation.

Video Collection
ARKive contains numerous videos of the species in its collection. Here’s a sampling of some of the videos:

ARKive video: Black lion tamarin - overviewARKive video: Cuban ground iguana males displaying and fightingARKive video: Giant armadillo - overview

click the image to play the video

ARKive Education Resources
ARKive Education Resources ARKive Education provides teachers with a free multimedia resource kit. This kit contains downloadable, ready to use audio-visual modules that cover a wide range of science and environmental based topics.

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