Saving the last Pacific salmon runs | Guido Rahr | TEDxPortland

Stretching from California through Alaska, Kamchatka and Japan, the North Pacific's rich ecosystem -- which includes bears, eagles and whales -- depends on one keystone species: wild salmon. At TEDxPortland, Guidho Rahr explains how pervasive farming and logging around coastal rivers threaten these salmon, and all wildlife as a consequence. Rahr urges us to join the international campaign for strongholds -- a network of protected rivers that will ensure the last great salmon runs continue forever. Guido Rahr is the president and chief executive of the Wild Salmon Center, where he works to help protect wild salmon habitats in the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska, Russia and Japan. He has also worked with the United Nations, Oregon Trout, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, Rainforest Alliance and ESPN. Rahr is a master fly fisher who has explored salmon and trout streams all over the world. He lives in Portland with his wife, Lee, and their three boys. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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