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)

Tags: ted tedx

Comments

Rachel Neff: Awesome video!! Such a good talk

Paul Peterson: Thanks for your interesting talk. I'm in the mendocino Russian River area of California. Can you tell me how in can join in saving the Salmon in this area?

chip: There should be 250 million interested (INTELLIGENT) concerned listeners to this lecture

Daniel Sheets: Does anyone know what he has in his hand it keeps making a noise and kind of annoys me? Also, Whats up with the sea foam green princess castles? Besides that I really enjoyed the talk.

Your name:

Your comment:

Video on this topic

Save The Salmon

Save The Salmon

Hanna Haataja saves a King Salmon while it was migrating up the river to spawn. Save the salmon. Saving Salmon.

Fukushima news; 9-5-2017, Pacific Salmon Epic Collapse, Happing NOW

Fukushima news; 9-5-2017, Pacific Salmon Epic Collapse, Happing NOW

https://www.gofundme.com/sdc76s Fukushima Meltdowns did this,, It is Prime week for the Colombia River Big runs, Steelhead & Chinock Salmon, the Numbers ...

Pacific Salmon Foundation GALA 2016

Pacific Salmon Foundation GALA 2016

The Pacific Salmon Foundation is one of BC's leading environmental non-profits devoted to wild salmon conservation in B.C. and the Yukon. The Foundation ...

Deadly virus found in wild Pacific salmon

Deadly virus found in wild Pacific salmon

Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe In the Pacific northwest of the United States, salmon is the king of fish, supporting a multi-billion dollar industry.

Rockin' Out | Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls | TEDxPortland

Rockin' Out | Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls | TEDxPortland

Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls provides week-long summer camps for girls, including those who are trans and gender nonconforming, where campers learn to ...

TEDx Talk: Salmon Strongholds

TEDx Talk: Salmon Strongholds

Wild Salmon Center President Guido Rahr gives a TEDx Talk on the subject of “Salmon Strongholds” – the healthiest salmon ecosystems across the North ...

{HD} Extinction of Salmon in the Pacific Northwest Wild Documentary - 2017

{HD} Extinction of Salmon in the Pacific Northwest Wild Documentary - 2017

2017 Now, many salmon species of the Pacific Northwest are extinct, and thirteen, including the iconic sockeye salmon, are currently endangered.

Escaped Atlantic salmon could destabilize Pacific marine life

Escaped Atlantic salmon could destabilize Pacific marine life

The escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon into the Pacific has scientists and fish farmers concerned about the potentially detrimental impact on the local ...

Saving the last Pacific salmon runs | Guido Rahr | TEDxPortland

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 ...