Conservation and Travel Tips Webinars
WEBINAR | How to Speak Animal: Deciphering Vocalizations &Communications
Whether you hear them in the jungle, on the ocean or in your backyard, the sounds of wildlife can be calming or invigorating. But have you ever wondered what these noises mean? Auditory communication—through vocalization or other means—serves many purposes in the animal kingdom, from attracting a mate or conveying the location of a food source to warning others of a potential threat. Join Expedition Leader Conan Dumenil as he uncovers the secrets of animal communication!
WEBINAR | The Koala’s Gum Tree Home: All About Eucalyptus
You may associate eucalyptus with koalas (their leaves are this marsupial’s only food source), but these flowering trees are fascinating in their own right. Expedition Leader Nicola Sentinella introduces us to a few of Australia’s more than 700 species of eucalypts, from the towering Tasmanian oak to the twisted river red gum. Explore how eucalyptus has shaped fire ecology in Australia and why it’s become a lucrative crop in Portugal and beyond. And, yes, we’ll also talk about koalas!
WEBINAR | Secrets of the Deep: Hydrothermal Vents Beneath the Sea
It was less than 50 years ago that the first deep-sea hydrothermal vents were discovered by the submersible Alvin near the Galapagos Islands. Join Expedition Leader Melissa Silva as she delves into the mysterious world of these geothermally heated water plumes and the creatures that live in them, from giant clams and tube worms to scaly-foot gastropods, and discover how life can thrive in this extreme environment far from sunlight.
WEBINAR | Beyond Birds and Bats: Other “Flying” Animals
The air isn't just for insects, bats and birds! Plenty of other animals also take to the skies without the aid of specialized wings. Join Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta as she introduces us to some of these airborne animals and the physiological adaptations that allow them to fly.
WEBINAR | Staying Alive: Defense Mechanisms of Plants and Animals
Whether plant or animal, most living organisms must constantly fight for survival. For many, developing defense mechanisms can mean the difference between life and death. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta describes some of the adaptations that give prey an advantage over their predators, from cryptic coloration that allows an organism to blend in with its environment to protective shields (think turtle shells), detachable body parts, toxic secretions and plain old “playing dead.”
WEBINAR | Animals in the Wild: Why They Do What They Do
You wouldn't be surprised to learn that bears, bighorn sheep, moose, bats and beavers all behave very differently in the wild. But why? Ethology -- the study of animal behavior -- is crucial to understanding not just individual animals and species, but also the overall ecology of the environments in which they live. Take a journey into the animal psyche with wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott to uncover some of the mysteries behind why animals do what they do, from communication and social dynamics to mating habits and learning behaviors.
WEBINAR | Climate Change, Extinction & Hope for the Future
The tremendous biodiversity on planet Earth today is the result of 4.5 billion years of evolution. But currently, thousands of species are threatened with extinction -- many within decades -- due to climate change. Rising global temperatures have already altered ecosystems around the world, leading to disruptions in animal breeding and migration patterns, physiological and genetic changes, and species loss. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta illustrates the effects of climate change on biodiversity and also what we can do to save species before they're gone for good.
WEBINAR | Conservation Photography: Using Cameras to Save Species
Photography has always played a vital role not just in promoting awareness of conservation issues, but also in documenting new species and even providing legal evidence to protect fragile ecosystems. And in this age of hyperconnectivity and social media, citizens play a more important role than ever in wildlife conservation. Join Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Aditya Panda and Arpita Dutta as they discuss photography as a conservation tool, and learn how you can help protect our natural habitats with your camera!
WEBINAR | Wildlife Competition: Fighting for Survival
The natural world is full of competition. To survive, animals must compete with each other --including members of their own species -- for space, resources and breeding opportunities. Join wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott as he demonstrates the diverse forms of competition in the animal kingdom, explains how competition drives evolution, and unravels the ecological aspects of competition. With wolves, elk, bears, cougars and coyotes as his case studies, you won’t be able to look away!
WEBINAR | Predation: Ecological and Evolutionary Necessity
Predation is a fundamental part of ecology. Simply put, predation is the consumption of one organism (prey) by another organism (predator) where the prey is alive when the predator attacks it. It is one of the most dynamic aspects of life -- an eternal dance between the hunter and the hunted -- driving adaptation and evolution. Wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott explains predation and how it influences animal behavior, using some of the world’s most well-known predators like lions, tigers and wolves as his case studies.
WEBINAR | What Do Animals Do in the Monsoon?
The monsoon is an annual miracle, bringing water and life to the Indian subcontinent after the scorching dry season. Even in this torrential downpour, there is a buzz of activity: Trees bud, plants bloom, and animals court, breed and nest. Join Expedition Leader Conan Dumenil to learn what happens in India during the monsoon—from the coasts and cloud forests to the Western Ghats—and the rainy season’s effect on the plants and animals that live in these wildly varied regions.
WEBINAR | Class Arachnida, Part 2
In Part 1 of biologist and Expedition Leader Melissa Silva's series on arachnids, she introduced our eight-legged neighbors, explaining why they're crucial members of their ecosystems and how they differ from insects. In this follow up, she covers more orders within class Arachnida, including hooded tick-spiders, whip spiders, camel spiders and harvestmen. She also delves into the cobwebby past to explore some extinct arachnid orders, including one of the first terrestrial forms of life!
WEBINAR | Five Ways Conservation Travel Empowers People and Protects Animals
Expedition Leader Roger Smith has been guiding wildlife tours in Australia for 30 years. In that time, he’s seen firsthand both a worrying decline in animal populations -- and the way conservation travel can help bring them back from the brink. Journey with him along Australia’s Great Ocean Road as he introduces you to endemic animals like wallabies and koalas and explains how sustainable, small-group travel can turn you from wildlife watcher to wildlife protector!
WEBINAR | Waters Below to Rivers Above: Groundwater and Climate Change Resilience
Can we build resilience to climate change? Learn from the locals of the Xwulqw’selu watershed on Vancouver Island, BC, where summer droughts have become so severe the water levels in the river drop to the point salmon are struggling to reach their spawning beds. Join Kristina Disney as she presents her Ph.D research on groundwater and the community’s unique monitoring and management program.
WEBINAR | River Otters 101
Otters have a reputation for being sleek, playful and charismatic. But there’s more to these mammals than their adorable aquatic antics. For instance, did you know that river otters are crucial indicators of a freshwater ecosystem’s health? In this webinar, wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott discusses the natural history of river otters, including their evolution, biology, ecology and behavior, plus where to see these wily members of the weasel family in the wild.
WEBINAR | 50 Years of Protecting Polar Bears
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears, a multi-nation alliance that kicked off a half century of new polar bear protections and research. Join World Wildlife Fund’s Manager of Arctic Wildlife, Elisabeth Kruger, and Nat Hab’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Court Whelan, for a look back at the past five decades of polar bear preservation and a discussion of what’s next, from collar-mapping efforts to conservation travel.
WEBINAR | Sharks: Misunderstood Heroes of Our Oceans
Sharks are ancient creatures, considered by many scientists to be living fossils! Join marine biologist and Expedition Leader Eric Ramirez as he dives into shark biology and explains the important role they play in the marine ecosystem. He’ll also bust some common shark myths and share a few of the threats sharks face from illegal fishing, pollution and habitat loss and the actions conservationists are taking to protect these fascinating fishes and their ocean environment.
WEBINAR | Class Arachnida: Introducing Our Eight-legged Neighbors
When we think of arachnids, we typically think of spiders. But this class includes lots of other arthropods, from the well-known (like ticks and scorpions) to the not-so-well-known (such as members of the Palpigradi and Schizomida orders). Get caught in biologist and Expedition Leader Melissa Silva’s web(inar) as she introduces us to the world of arachnids, explaining why they’re crucial members of their ecosystems and how they differ from insects.
WEBINAR | Bird Photography Basics: Equipment, Settings & Techniques
As much as we’d like to, we can't always be on safari looking for wildlife. Luckily, you can satiate your thirst for exploration in your own backyard. If you look closely, you’ll find there’s usually plenty of wildlife around—especially birds! Birds provide us with opportunities to hone both our wildlife observation skills and our nature photography techniques. Join India Expedition Leader Aditya Panda as he shares his tips and tricks for improving your bird photography skills.
WEBINAR | Coyotes: Thriving in a Human World
If you live in North America, chances are you have coyotes in your neighborhood. Despite wildlife habitat fragmentation, shrinking wild animal populations, and humanity's best efforts to eradicate them, coyotes are not only surviving, but thriving! In fact, these canids have expanded their range, illustrating how some species are capable of adapting and flourishing in the contemporary, human-defined world. Join wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott as he talks about coyotes and why he considers them the ultimate adapters.
WEBINAR | Why You Can Feel Proud to Travel with Nat Hab
When you travel with Nat Hab, you’re in for more than a magical nature experience and exciting wildlife encounters. That’s because with every trip we take, we’re helping ensure these animals and ecosystems are protected beyond the present day. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta introduces you to some of Nat Hab’s conservation practices, including green office initiatives, global philanthropy projects, and the many ways we make our trips as eco-friendly as possible. You’ll also leave with tips for making your own environment a little greener!
WEBINAR | Seahorse Truths and Tales
Seahorses have been surrounded by mystery since ancient times. Even today, despite being studied since the 18th century, there are misconceptions regarding seahorse biology. Join Expedition Leader and marine biologist Melissa Silva as she pulls back the kelpy curtain on these fascinating sea creatures, including the behaviors and adaptations that make them singular among fish species (yes, they’re fish!), from the fact that males carry and give birth to fully developed young to the seahorse’s unique upright body position and swimming style.
WEBINAR | Wild Baja: Conservation Through Ecotourism
Join marine biologist and Expedition Leader Daniela Muñiz as she explains how Baja’s recent transition from lesser-known travel outpost to ecotourism must-visit has turned local fishermen and rancheros into some of the peninsula’s fiercest wildlife protectors. Many are changing their ways of living, with some rancheros becoming mountain park rangers and fishermen searching for ways to preserve Baja’s migratory gray whales. Come away excited to explore and conserve this coastal paradise yourself on our Great Gray Whales of Baja adventure.
WEBINAR | The Price of Wolves: How Are Ranchers Compensated for Livestock Loss?
Wolves are endlessly fascinating animals, and their role as apex predators is a vital one. Once nearly eradicated, wolves are making a comeback across much of their historic range in the lower 48 states. But coexisting with them can be a challenge, especially for ranchers, since wolves sometimes prey on livestock. Wildlife biologist Aaron Bott explains some of the programs that compensate livestock producers for their losses helping both wolves and local ranchers to thrive.
WEBINAR | From Flytraps to Pitcher Plants: All About Carnivorous Plants
Your mind may go to Little Shop of Horrors when you think of carnivorous plants, but you may not realize how these botanical wonders evolved to thrive in nutrient-poor habitats. Having explored India's forests for two decades, Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta has witnessed the fascinating capabilities of carnivorous plants and will share his knowledge of various species and their mechanisms for trapping prey.
WEBINAR | Where to See Tundra Wildflowers with Nat Hab
Fireweed, purple saxifrage, butterwort—the names of tundra wildflowers are as interesting as their shared adaptations. How do they survive and thrive under harsh environmental conditions? Professional botanist and Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye reveals how these plants stay warm, get enough water and attract pollinators. You'll come away with a better appreciation of tundra ecology and be prepared to identify common species on Nat Hab's summer adventures to Iceland, Greenland and Churchill.
WEBINAR | Floating Elegance: Exploring the Beauty of Jellyfish
Approximately 700 million years ago, Earth's first animal came into existence—the jellyfish. With soft bodies that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and salinities, they can be found at practically any depth in every ocean (and even some freshwater habitats!) Although jellyfish have a bad reputation due to their stings, marine biologist and Expedition Leader Melissa Silva explains their essential roles in nutrient exchange, in medical research, as a food source and more.
WEBINAR | Dive In: How Marine Mammals Breathe
Deep breath in, deep breath out. While a whale holding its breath for two hours may seem miraculous, it might surprise you that all mammals share some capacity for this skill. Take a 'deep dive' into the mammalian dive reflex as Ocean Science Ph.D. and Expedition Leader Kristina Disney explains the traits marine mammals and humans share and how we, too, can learn to master our breath.
WEBINAR | El Nino & Ecology: What to Expect This Year
NOAA experts predict El Niño weather conditions will dominate the northern hemisphere this summer and persist into the winter. What does this mean for humans and other species? Naturalist Eleanor Edye explains what happens in the oceans and atmosphere during an El Niño event and how it can impact specific species, especially marine animals like sea lions, sea birds such as the Brandt's cormorant and blue-footed booby, and even Arctic species like polar bears.
WEBINAR | Desert Buffalo: Bison Herds on the Colorado Plateau
North America was once home to more than 60 million bison, until they were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s. Although these massive ungulates are often associated with the Great Plains, today, many of the world's last free-ranging bison herds live on the Colorado Plateau. Biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott shares the story of the bison’s brush with extinction and its inspiring recovery in the modern Southwest.
WEBINAR | The Heart of the Palm: Natural Uses for Palm Trees
Imagine your favorite tropical destination. Does your mind conjure images of palm trees? Join professional botanist and Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye as she delves into this diverse group of (mostly) tropical plants and the outsized impact they’ve had on human history. You’ll learn about the important role palms play in supporting soil health and native wildlife, and why they’re some of the most-used plants by humans for everything from food to fuel.
WEBINAR | Weird & Wonderful: Unusual Natural Phenomena
Uncover some of Mother Nature’s mysteries as Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta introduces us to strange natural phenomena around the world, from Australia’s pink lake to Antarctica’s Blood Falls. (Spoiler alert: It’s not actually blood!) Discover frozen bubbles in Abraham Lake in Canada and turquoise ice crystals on Lake Baikal in Russia. Observe dazzling light pillars that only occur in cold climes and witness a literal “rolling stone” in Death Valley National Park.
WEBINAR | Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine? Meteorology 101
Learn how to beyond your weather app and tune in to nature like our ancestors did, as Expedition Leader Kristina Disney teaches us the basics of weather and meteorology.
WEBINAR | Project Tiger: 50 Years of Conservation
Need some good news? Join Aditya Panda for an uplifting look at the growing tiger population in India and find out how it has achieved this incredible success.
WEBINAR | What Does Climate Change Actually Mean? Part 2
Discover the difference between climate and weather, and learn how even a small increase in the average global temperature could have outsized impacts across the planet -- and close to home.
WEBINAR | What Does Climate Change Actually Mean? Part 1
What's the big deal about the global temperature rising 1.5ºC? Find out what climate change really means for us and how experts predict it will affect our planet, both globally and locally.
WEBINAR | The Umbrella Bear: How Protecting Bears Protects Ecosystems
As “umbrella species,” bears help protect a whole range of animals and plants that depend on them to thrive within an ecosystem. Learn why bears are conservation heroes with Expedition Leader Eddy Savage.
WEBINAR | Antlers: Crowns of the Animal Kingdom
Did you know that antlers are external bones that grow and shed every year? Learn the purpose of antlers and how they grow on (and fall off!) the heads of deer, moose, caribou, elk and other cervids.
WEBINAR | Can Conservation and Hunting Coexist? A Dall Sheep Case Study
Did you know hunting can be integral to conservation of North American wildlife species? Delve into the history of Dall sheep in Alaska’s Denali National Park and learn how hunting has played a vital role in their preservation.
WEBINAR | Weird and Wonderful Sounds of the Wild: Part 2
While most of us experience much of our surroundings through our sense of sight, the sounds of the wild can sometimes tell us even more! Venture back into the world of animal sounds for a deeper understanding of creatures and what their various vocalizations convey.
WEBINAR | Scale Tales: A Closer Look at Animal Armor
Scales are fascinating for their aesthetic and tactile features, but what about their evolutionary advantages? Learn how scaly animals adapt to life in Southern Africa with the help of their armor.
WEBINAR | Carbon Offsetting: What Is It, How Does Nat Hab Do It, and Does It Make a Difference?
Learn how to offset your carbon footprint while still doing what you love most—traveling! Nat Hab’s Chief Sustainability Officer Court Whelan explains how travel—done right—can actually help protect the planet.
WEBINAR | Eat to Live: Understanding Animal Foraging
All animals -- including humans -- have to eat to survive. Find out how this most basic part of existence drives animal evolution, physiology and reproduction, providing the foundation for survival.
WEBINAR | Carnivores & Livestock: Tools for Coexistence
Can we protect wolves and sheep at the same time? Hear from a wildlife biologist about how non-lethal livestock protection methods are reducing carnivore-livestock conflict and protecting ecosystems.
WEBINAR | Going With the Flow: Following the Journey of Water
Like the rings of a tree or layers of sediment in the earth, water droplets contain hints of their past. Find out how scientists track the life story of water, from where a drop has been to how old it is.
WEBINAR | Safari Diaries: Addressing Human-Elephant Conflict
Can humans and elephants coexist peacefully in India? Join us for the second installment of our “Safari Diaries” series to learn about this conservation challenge.
WEBINAR | Weird and Wonderful Sounds of the Wild
There are no emails, DMs or text threads when you’re an animal in the wild. And yet Earth’s creatures still communicate widely and well. Learn how they do it and how to recognize their sounds.
WEBINAR | Fossils: Prehistoric Evidence of Life on Our Planet
From a bird-like dinosaur to one of humanity’s earliest ancestors, fossils reveal the natural history of Earth. Find out what fossils tell us about the movement of continents, the importance of evolution, and our own ancestry over eons.
WEBINAR | Animal Anatomy: Obscure & Odd Organs
How do certain creatures function with no lungs, no brain or no stomach? Learn all about the weird and wondrous organ systems of the animal world in today’s webinar.
WEBINAR | Stupefying Superheroes of the Animal Kingdom, Part 2
From telepathy to the toughest teeth in the world, these animals aren’t just super cool—they’re superheroes!
WEBINAR | My Year Without Plastics
Is a life without plastic possible? Can you even imagine trying? In this webinar, meet someone who did. Find out the invaluable lessons she learned when she tried to avoid plastic for an entire year.
WEBINAR | The Lunar Life of Wildlife
Whether foraging and hunting in the moonlight or setting off on their annual migrations, many animals’ behaviors are affected by the moon. Learn about these lunar legends today.
WEBINAR | Revering Our Rivers
Rivers are so much more than the water they carry. Learn the seven values of rivers from a WWF expert and never look at a waterway the same way again.
WEBINAR | Stupefying Superpowers of the Animal Kingdom
Move over, Captain Marvel! Meet the true superheroes of our planet, from an aquatic creature that’s been around for eons to the amazing regenerating axolotl.
WEBINAR | Mammoth Animals
From the Goliath beetles of southeast Africa to the critically endangered giant Chinese salamander, meet the biggest players in the animal kingdom.
WEBINAR | Animals in Space
Man may have walked on the moon, but it was animal astronauts who paved the way! In honor of all the furry, feathered, finned and scaly creatures that share our planet, learn about the ones who helped humans pioneer the brave new world of space.
WEBINAR | Forests Are Good for You
Have you had your Vitamin F today? “F” is for “forest,” and it’s one of the healthiest supplements out there. Today, learn why forests are essential to human health.
WEBINAR | The Scoop on Snakes
Overcome your squeamishness and join a wildlife biologist for Snakes 101: an introduction to these integral, intriguing and poorly understood members of so many ecosystems.
WEBINAR | You Can Be a Wildlife Biologist, Too!
Plenty of Nat Hab Expedition Leaders are wildlife biologists, including presenter Aaron Bott. Learn about this career from the source, and why it’s never too late to become one—even as a part-time volunteer.
WEBINAR | When Ladies Are the Boss
In the submarine household of the clownfish, the male does the housekeeping. In a bee colony, it’s the queen who makes the rules. Learn some life lessons from these fearless females and what makes them so boss.
WEBINAR | Long Live the Animals (Literally)
Discover why some animal species can live far longer than we can and how some can even reverse the aging process. Jealous?
WEBINAR | Mythology and Magical Belief: Curse or Blessing for Wildlife?
Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta shares animal mythology from around the globe and highlights how belief in supernatural stories can help protect—or threaten—wildlife in the real world.
WEBINAR | Biodiversity: How It Helps Create the World’s Most Special Places
“Biodiversity hotspot”: If you’re a nature lover, you’ve probably heard this term. But what does it mean, and why does it matter? Learn how biodiversity produces beauty, intricacy and wonder, and why it’s at risk.
WEBINAR | We’re Better Together! The Power of Cooperation in Nature
Was Darwin wrong in thinking that fierce independence (i.e., survival of the fittest) is what helps us get ahead? Or have living things always been better off when they work together?
WEBINAR | How You Can Help Halt Illegal Wildlife Trade
From your choice of household pet to the way you choose to travel, your decisions can inadvertently affect wildlife trafficking. Learn how more responsible choices will save the animals with whom we share our planet.
WEBINAR | Meet the Charming & Endangered Pangolin
Did you know these scaly anteaters are more closely related to cats and dogs than they are to armadillos? Learn more fascinating facts about these distinctive armored mammals, including why they are so gravely endangered.
WEBINAR | Keeping It Weird in the Pacific Northwest Part 3: Fish-Eating Forests
Return to the weird and wonderful PNW this week to learn how the annual salmon run is an integral part of the coastal forest’s diet.
WEBINAR | Traveling Responsibly with Your Kids
Is it possible to travel more responsibly with your whole brood in tow? It is! Learn how your family can leave your next destination better than you found it.
WEBINAR | Coexisting with Wildlife
Expedition Leader Aaron Bott shares strategies for reducing human-wildlife conflict and why moving towards coexistence benefits all involved.
WEBINAR | The Mating Game: Animal Attraction
Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta introduces us to the inner workings of wildlife courtships and mating rituals, from porcupine partners to tigers in heat.
WEBINAR | Keeping It Weird in the Pacific Northwest Part 2: Tree of Life
Expedition Leader Kristina Disney gets to the root of things in this webinar on cedars, their central role to coastal communities and the crucial ecosystem services these trees provide.
WEBINAR | Making the Global Seafood Trade More Sustainable
From big-picture initiatives to small-scale changes, WWF experts explain what the organization is doing to make the global seafood industry more sustainable -- and how you can help.
WEBINAR | Keeping It Weird in the Pacific Northwest: Part 1
Embrace the Pacific Northwest’s quirkiness. The first of several webinars, this session will celebrate the lovable weirdness of the PNW, from some odd marine life to the natural and human processes that have shaped the region.
WEBINAR | On the Edge: Saving the Endangered Sawfish
Discover the distinctive sawfish, known for its razor-like nose extension, and learn why they’re endangered and how promoting diversity in science can help save them.
WEBINAR | Pup Fostering Is Saving the Wolves
If you’ve ever fostered a puppy, you know how gratifying it can be when a match is made with a forever family. Learn how the same concept is helping save rare Mexican wolf pups.
WEBINAR | Can Big Business Help Save the Planet?
Need some good news? Join this webinar with a WWF sustainability expert to learn how the world’s leading conservation organization is partnering with the world’s biggest corporations to tackle environmental threats head-on.
WEBINAR | Wildlife Hide-and-Seek
When it comes to showing their true colors, animals can be a bit dodgy. Don’t blame them for being inauthentic—it’s all about survival! Learn how and why these color-changing creatures do what they do.
WEBINAR | The Significance of the Insignificant: Part 2
Small can be mighty. Perhaps nowhere is this truer than in the natural world. Arpita Dutta focuses on the world’s tiniest creatures, their tenacity, and their importance to a healthy ecosystem.
WEBINAR | The Crucial Role of Trees on Our Planet: Fighting Deforestation
Forests are essential for the fate of life on Earth. But they are rapidly being destroyed. Join a WWF forest expert to learn more, and why there’s reason for hope.
WEBINAR | Making Science Meaningful on Safari
If you love nature and wildlife, you inherently appreciate science. But it's easy to get tripped up by tongue-twisting titles and complex research terms. Learn how our guides untangle jargon to create fun and engaging learning.
WEBINAR | Discover the American West on a Classic Pack Trip
Attention, city slickers! Why not bust out of the concrete jungle and discover the wonders of the West on a horse or mule-supported pack trip into the backcountry? Get the details from a seasoned western packer.
WEBINARS | Babies in the Wild
When it comes to wild animals, babies are tougher than they look. Learn what they need to survive and thrive—above all, the chance to heed the call of the wild.
WEBINAR | Beavers: Friend, Not Foe
Are beavers pests? Or powerful shapers of landscapes? Learn to love this ecological engineer. No longer prized for their fur, these web-footed mammals are recognized for their good works, both for humans and their wetland neighbors.
WEBINAR | Following the Flow: How Rivers Move Mountains & More
Rivers have strong personalities. They change their minds, have thunderous tantrums and even get a little lazy sometimes. Learn about these river temperaments, how and where rivers form, and their role in geomorphology.
WEBINAR | The Grassroots Revolution Under Your Feet
When do you think about grass, other than your own front lawn? Though grasses are a relative newcomer to the flora kingdom, they have dramatically altered our landscapes and ecosystems. Discover everything you never knew about grass!
WEBINAR | Whale Songs: Listen to the Soundtrack of the Sea
Go below the waves to hear the calls of cetaceans as they communicate with one another. Join a bioacoustician (and learn what that is!) as she unveils how whale sounds can be used to save marine mammals.
WEBINAR | The Curse of the Quagga
This just in: “Aquatic Invaders Continue to Spread!” From zebra mussels to mudsnails, learn why these sneaky species are not only threatening our marine environments, but our pocketbooks as well.
WEBINAR | The World’s Weirdest Plants
Some plants were born to be bad. Rule breakers and mindbenders, these flora species don’t act like “normal plants.” Join our botanist guide for a walk on the wild side of the plant kingdom!
WEBINAR | The Incredible Shrinking Dragonfly
Can you imagine a dragonfly with a wingspan of two feet? That’s how this insect hunter appeared before dinosaurs walked the Earth. Dig into dragonflies and learn how they shrank over millennia while gaining ecological stature.
WEBINAR | An Inspiring Comeback: The California Condor
Weighing over 20 lbs. with a wingspan of nearly 10 feet, California condors can soar as high as 15,000 feet. Learn about North America’s largest flying land bird, which has recently rebounded from near-extinction.
WEBINAR | #Tech4Wildlife: Harnessing Technology for Conservation
Can a hashtag save habitats? Learn how WILDLABS and WWF are bringing together conservationists and tech experts to create innovative solutions to challenging conservation problems.
WEBINAR | Energy Poverty: Opening Our Eyes to Africa’s Challenges
Learn how climate change is adversely affecting lives and livelihoods in Africa, from access to food and water, to light at night—and what we might do to reduce “energy poverty” that disproportionately affects Africa.
WEBINAR | Utah: A Champion for Wildlife
Utah is a leader in important wildlife habitat restoration. Learn why from a local biologist and state employee who's intimately involved with bettering Utah's natural areas to support the wildlife at home there.
WEBINAR | Worldwide Protected Areas: The Quest to Rescue Nature
Join this “conservation conversation” with Nat Hab’s chief of sustainability, Court Whelan, and legendary wilderness explorer Olaf Malver, as they discuss a subject close to their hearts: how we establish protected natural areas, and why you should care.
WEBINAR | How Seaweed Can Help Save the Earth
You probably don’t realize that seaweed is a part of your daily life in more ways than you are aware! Learn why WWF wants to see more kelp farming, and how it can help save the planet.
WEBINAR | Making the Invisible Visible: World Water Day 2022
A crucial natural resource that sustains humans, wildlife, and the ecosystems in which we live exists out of our sight. On World Water Day, learn about groundwater and why we must conserve it.
WEBINAR | Our World in Their Eyes
How does a dragonfly perceive the world around it? How about a tiger? Learn how different groups of animals see the world in various ways – and not always the way we humans think they do.
WEBINAR | Snowbirds of the Sea
Humpbacks follow the sun every year, migrating from their polar feeding grounds to the tropics and back. Learn how they’re monitored along the way—even getting their own photo IDs.
WEBINAR | From Bees to Skunks: Making "Scents"' of Nature
From tiny insects to top predators, discover how animals around the globe communicate through the invisible language of odors.
WEBINAR | Saving Turtles: Species Diversity & Conservation in the U.S.
The United States is the most "turtle rich" country in the world in terms of species diversity. Join Jordan Gray of the Turtle Survival Alliance and learn about its ambitious goal: zero turtle extinctions.
WEBINAR | Animal Lingo 101: Deciphering the Many Calls of the Wild
Whether it’s a bird singing, a lion roaring or a monkey screeching, wild creatures have a lot to say! And their sounds hold a whole host of meanings. Join Conan Dumenil for a fascinating look at animal acoustics.
WEBINAR | The Body Language of Bears
Bears don’t see so well...but they sure can smell! Learn how bears communicate by emitting chemicals called pheromones and using their highly capable noses to decipher them.
WEBINAR | Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature — Part II
Nature is often our greatest teacher—and through biomimicry, we can learn to implement designs and strategies that create effective, sustainable technologies to benefit humans. Enjoy the second installment of this fascinating webinar!
WEBINAR | Scatology 101: Downloading Unexpected Info in the Wild
Poop, pee and fluids are powerful communicators in the animal kingdom—and surprisingly detailed sources of information for humans! In this lighthearted presentation, find out how much there is to learn from wildlife excretions and secretions.
WEBINAR | Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Nature is often our greatest teacher—and biomimicry is how we learn from nature to implement designs and strategies that create effective, sustainable technologies to benefit humans. Find out more in this fascinating webinar!
WEBINAR | Humans vs. Animals: Learning to Live Together
What are the challenges for conservation when humans and animals are at odds? Human-wildlife conflict and illegal wildlife trafficking threaten endangered animals. But when humans are part of the problem, humans can also create solutions.
WEBINAR | Lichen, Moss and Algae and Their Important Role in the Subarctic
Just as with wildlife, bigger species tend to get all the attention, but the smaller living things are just as fascinating! Take a journey of discovery with an expert northern botanist.
WEBINAR | Forest Connections: How Trees—and We—Are Bonded
Did you know trees communicate with each other? It’s true! Discover the latest science on the vast underground networks that connect plants within forests—and why time in the woods is good for humans.
WEBINAR | A Guide's Wish List: What Do Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Dream Of?
‘Tis the season for holiday wish lists…and our Expedition Leaders have some travel dreams of their own! Hear from three Nat Hab guides about their careers…and where they still yearn to go and why.
WEBINAR | Birding: A Lens on Nature, Part II
Birds are really smart! And they are master adapters when it comes to survival strategies in varied habitats. Explore some of the amazing ways birds manage to flourish, and why conserving them is so important.
WEBINAR | Birding: A Lens on Nature
Find out why birds are such a fascinating portal through which to appreciate the intricate wonders of the natural world—and learn how to start birdwatching on your own.
WEBINAR | Remembrance/Veterans Day: A Memorial to the Animals that Served
Expedition Leader Kristina Disney shares a largely left-out angle on this memorial holiday, commemorating the animals that served alongside troops, as well as wildlife and their habitats facing lasting impacts of war.
WEBINAR | Fantastic Fungi: The Largest Living Network on Earth
There’s a fungus amongus! You won’t believe how fascinating the fungus kingdom is, a billion years old and essentially responsible for the rest of life on Earth. We’re all dependent on fungi—find out why!
WEBINAR | An Optimistic Look at Global Conservation
Do you feel nothing but despair for the natural world? There are so many conservation success stories that say otherwise! Join Court Whelan & Olaf Malver for an uplifting conversation about hope for Planet Earth.
WEBINAR | Unforgettable Wildlife Sightings Through the Eyes of a Guide
Professional naturalist guides make a career out of observing wildlife. But what makes some sightings stand out? Arpita Dutta explores the wonder and power of observing animals in the wild.
WEBINAR | Saving Kids from Nature Deficit Disorder
Kids spend more time indoors and on screens than ever before, cut off from the natural world—with serious implications. Learn why it’s so important to reconnect the young people in your life with nature!
WEBINAR | Significance of the Insignificant: Regarding Nature with a Finer Eye
From intricate insect colonies to fascinating fungus, little things provide the support network that sustains entire ecosystems. Meet some of them in this intriguing webinar, and expand your perception of which animals are coolest!
WEBINAR | How Traveling with Nat Hab Supports Conservation
Two Nat Hab Expedition Leaders share personal stories of how the company and its travelers positively impact local communities in a way that leads to protecting habitats and wildlife—a win for all involved!
WEBINAR | Mother Nature as Narrator: Reading Tracks & Signs
Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta shares fascinating knowledge gleaned from two decades of guiding in the jungle to illustrate the nature of wildlife tracking: learn where and how to look for animal signs and what they mean.
WEBINAR | Celebrate World Tourism Day with WWF: Helping Africa’s People & Wildlife Rebound from the Pandemic
Join noted WWF guest Nikhil Advani to learn about the Africa Nature-Based Tourism Platform, an inspiring collaborative project helping communities, safari operators and conservation areas in 11 African countries rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic.
WEBINAR | Carbon-Neutral Travel: The What, the How & the Why
Carbon footprints, carbon offsets, carbon-neutral...what does it all mean? And how is Nat Hab leading the travel industry in this direction? Court Whelan, Nat Hab's Director of Sustainability & Conservation Travel, sorts it out.
WEBINAR | How Birding Can Change Lives & Lands
Birdwatching: Passive hobby? Obscure interest? Strictly for nature nerds? Think again! Learn how birding supports conservation and local communities, and how you can be a citizen scientist while searching for beautiful birds.
WEBINAR | Sven & Ben in Conversation: How Conservation Travel Can Help Save the Earth
Can travel help save the planet? Explore that question posed by new Lindblad CEO Dolf Berle as he hosts a live conversation with two visionary travel pioneers, Nat Hab founder and president Ben Bressler and Sven-Olof Lindblad, founder and co-chair of the board of Lindblad Expeditions.
WEBINAR | Share Your Whale Photos & Become a Citizen Scientist!
As an ecotourist, you can be a conservation scientist! Go whale watching, take photos, and learn how your efforts can contribute to the global understanding and protection of whales and oceans worldwide.
WEBINAR | Making Scents of Bears’ Exceptional Sense of Smell
Wild bears are renowned for their excellent olfactory abilities, but just how good is their sense of smell? Find out how bears use their powerful noses to detect and interpret scents in order to navigate and survive in their wilderness habitats.
WEBINAR | Migratory Species: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
From Arctic terns' pole-to-pole flights to salmon returning to their spawning grounds, wildlife migrations are among the world's greatest natural wonders. Gain insights into the intriguing ways that different creatures navigate our planet.
WEBINAR | Our Pets’ Impact on Biodiversity & How You Can Help
Discover how responsible ownership of pet cats and dogs benefits both animal and human health worldwide. Get helpful tips from a wildlife biologist and veterinarian to enhance your contributions to conservation in your backyard and beyond.
WEBINAR | Wild Horses: Charismatic & Controversial
Wild horses are romantic icons of the American West. They are also highly controversial, impacting ecosystems, wildlife and ranching. Join wildlife biologist Aaron Bott, who participates in government-led wild horse roundups, to explore the situation.
WEBINAR | Arctic & Alpine Wildflowers of the Northern Hemisphere
Whether you’re high on a mountainside or high in latitude, a summer sojourn in alpine or arctic zones is likely to feature similar wildflowers—find out why, and which ones to look for.
WEBINAR | Busting Myths About Whales
Heard the recent news story about a diver being "swallowed whole" by a humpback whale? Well, the biological reality is that a baleen whale physically cannot consume an adult human. Join us to learn fascinating truths about cetaceans!
WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Women in the Wild
Want to explore the wild world in the company of women? Discover how our Women-Only Departures are empowering adventurers to explore the natural and cultural history of the planet's wildest places through a female lens.
WEBINAR | Finding Species Thought to Be Lost
Ready for some good conservation news? Each year, scientists rediscover species that were previously thought to be extinct in the wild. Learn about examples of these “Lazarus species” and the implications for wildlife conservation efforts worldwide.
WEBINAR | Saving Brazil's Hyacinth Macaws from Extinction
Join a leading expert on wild hyacinth macaws, the “king of parrots,” to find out how conservation biologists have brought this formerly endangered bird species back from the brink of extinction in the Brazilian Pantanal.
WEBINAR | Biodiversity: How Does it Help Create the World's Most Special Places?
Biodiversity hotspots are critical to the survival of threatened species around the planet. Join biologist Eleanor Edye to discover the importance of understanding and maintaining biodiversity in order to preserve healthy ecosystems worldwide.
WEBINAR | All About American Black Bears
Although black bears are the most widely distributed bear species in North America, many of us know little about our ursine neighbors. Join biologist Aaron Bott to find out what makes these bears so special.
WEBINAR | Exploring Alaska & the Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions
Discover why this is the ideal summer to explore the wilds of Alaska and the Galapagos on a marine adventure with our partners at Lindblad Expeditions, and how your presence helps preserve these habitats.
WEBINAR | Returning to Responsible Nature Travel amid COVID-19
If you're ready to travel again but have questions about what it’s like to go on a small-group nature adventure now, then join this webinar for answers from two of our field safety experts.
WEBINAR | Earth Day Celebration with Our Guides
You won't want to miss today’s gathering in honor of Planet Earth as we bring together six Expedition Leaders from different countries to share wondrous stories from nature, showing just how interconnected we are.
WEBINAR | Coyotes: Song Dogs of North America
Whether you live in the city, on a farm, or a suburban cul-de-sac, chances are coyotes are your neighbors. Learn from a wildlife biologist and coyote manager how these ultimate adapters survive and thrive.
WEBINAR | Why Galapagos Tortoise Health Matters to Humans, Too
Ainoa Nieto, a wildlife veterinarian and lab manager at the Darwin Research Station, researches giant tortoise health and conservation—hear about her work in Galapagos and its implications for the wellbeing of the entire ecosystem.
WEBINAR | From Cartridges to Conservation: Dall Sheep of Alaska & the Yukon
Did you know hunting can be integral to conservation, when it comes to managing North American wildlife species? Join Drew McCarthy for a case study, looking at Dall sheep in Denali National Park.
WEBINAR | Memorable Moments with the Polar Bears of Churchill
Marine mammal. Top of the Arctic food chain. A fur coat that’s not actually white but clear. So many intriguing facts about polar bears! Learn all about them as Jeremy Covert shares magical encounters from Manitoba.
WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Discover Alaska with Annie
Still legitimately the Last Frontier, Alaska boasts epic wilderness and wildlife wonders. Join Alaska resident and Expedition Leader Annie Van Dinther for an overview of all Alaska has to offer the avid nature traveler.
WEBINAR | Enhancing Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat—Part 2: Native Plants
Though we're all missing travel, you don't have to go away to experience nature! Attract wildlife to your own yard with tips from Brad Josephs for enhancing and managing native vegetation.
WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Why Churchill is the Best Place to See Polar Bears
Polar bears roam all the polar regions of the Earth, but Churchill, Canada is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Join Annie VanDinther to find out why it's your best bet for seeing wild bears.
WEBINAR | Lure Wildlife to Your Backyard: Part 1: Build a Frog Pond
Brad Josephs, who lives on lush acreage in northern Arkansas, is an ace at attracting wild creatures to his backyard. And you can, too! Today Brad shows you how to create a frog pond for threatened amphibians.
WEBINAR | Yellowstone: Wolves, Willows & Trophic Cascades
Many conservationists assume that the return of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park has restored balance to the entire ecosystem -- but naturalist guide Aaron Bott explains why it isn't that simple.
WEBINAR | So You Want to See a Wild Polar Bear: The Where, What, When & Why
Witnessing polar bears in the Arctic was once the province of hardy explorers on arduous expeditions. Today, you can view them with ease and comfort! Learn about our polar bear adventures, and which one is right for you.
WEBINAR | Your Dinner Plate & the Planet’s Fate: What’s the Connection?
Wild Alaskan or farmed Atlantic salmon? Grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef. Peanut butter blended with palm oil—or not? What you eat affects the Earth! Join WWF global agriculture expert Jason Clay for a rousing discussion.
WEBINAR | Let’s Go Again: The Galapagos Islands
There's just so much to the Galapagos that Annie and Andres are back to continue their fascinating "Let’s Go" overview of the world's most intriguing archipelago, filled with unique wildlife that's unafraid of humans!
WEBINAR | Surviving a Pandemic Year: A Locals’ Look at Churchill
What happens when a small subarctic community that relies heavily on nature tourism gets hit by a pandemic? Join two guides to find out how Churchill weathered 2020, and how it's adapting for future visitors.
WEBINAR | Enhancing Safety with Nat Hab During COVID-19
You want to travel...we know you do! But is it safe? What's it like to be part of a Nat Hab small-group trip right now? Join us to find out, because we are traveling—safely!
WEBINAR | Why Whales & Dolphins are Everyone’s Business
Healthy whale and dolphin populations require healthy oceans and responsible human practices at sea. Learn about cutting-edge conservation efforts with Chris Johnson, Global Lead for WWF's Protecting Whales & Dolphins Initiative.
WEBINAR | WWF in DC: New Hope for Conservation Priorities
After years of environmental rollbacks, conservation is a higher priority with a new administration and Congress. Rose Luttenberger of WWF's Policy & Government Affairs team joins us to talk about WWF's goals on Capitol Hill.
WEBINAR | Unlovable Animals (That Might Just Steal Your Heart)
They're the animals you love to hate—creepy, crawly, ugly, pesky—but have we misjudged them? Mike Hillman takes us on another dive into the wild, wonderful, wacky world of zoology to tell us more.
WEBINAR | Let's Go Again! Discovering More of Madagascar
Continuing our exploration of the world's most unusual island, (home to lemurs and lots more!), looking at how Madagascar's geographic location and human population intersect to pose unique challenges to its tremendous biodiversity.
WEBINAR | Stories from the Trail: Glacier Then & Now
The last of Glacier guide Jeremy Covert's series on the national park, this journey into history via one of Glacier's earliest rangers reveals how it has changed —and not changed—over more than a century.
WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Discover the Pantanal, Brazil’s “Wild Wet”
Home to stealthy jaguars, lurking caiman, maned wolf and 650 bird species, Brazil's Pantanal is South America's greatest wildlife mecca— explore this intricate ecosystem with top naturalist guide and jaguar researcher Helder Brandao.
WEBINAR | Journey into the Winter Forests of the Monarchs
Each winter, monarch butterflies migrate by the millions to a small tract of high-altitude forest in central Mexico. Join monarch expert Court Whelan to explore one of nature's most wondrous and mysterious phenomena.
WEBINAR | The North American Beaver: A Dam Fine Webinar
In this fascinating overview, Drew McCarthy reveals the power of industrious beavers, which have an outsized impact on their environment, building dams that transform landscapes and alter ecosystems.
WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Discover the Canyons of the American Southwest
Take a virtual journey through geologic millennia, exploring the natural history and colorful landscapes of Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks—and learn about the human dwellers who have long called these canyonlands home.
WEBINAR | Cleaning Up the Coast: A Marine Expedition in the BC Wilderness
Canada's wild Pacific coast holds pristine wilderness—yet ocean trash finds its way even here. Eddy Savage shares stories and photos from a 40-day boat-based mission with other guides intent on cleaning it up.
WEBINAR | Stories from the Trail: Memorable Bears of Glacier
A naturalist guide in Glacier National Park for more than 20 years, Jeremy Covert has some personal stories to share about bears. Come along for riveting tales and images of the park's most famous mammal.
WEBINAR | Let's Go! Discover Mexico’s Kingdom of the Monarchs
Take a virtual journey into the highland realm of the monarch, as we visit the butterfly sanctuaries in the fir forests of Mexico where millions of these gossamer-winged creatures congregate for the winter.
WEBINAR | Fireside Chat with Rich & Matt: Birds of Africa
Birds may not get the acclaim of Africa's megafauna like elephants and gorillas, but they are every bit as intriguing! Your favorite safari guides weigh in on their favorites, and why they are so utterly captivating.
WEBINAR | The World's Rarest Wolf
Join Beardsley Zoo wildlife expert and popular TEDx speaker Jim Knox as he shares the riveting story of the red wolf -- one of the world's most endangered canids, found only in North Carolina.
WEBINAR | Making Travel Better for the Planet: The Role of Carbon Offsetting
Once we're beyond the pandemic, travelers are sure to take to the skies again in droves. Does carbon offsetting really help mitigate all those flights? Nat Hab Sustainability Director Court Whelan fills us in.
WEBINAR | Restoring Native Species to the Northern Great Plains
Join WWF lead scientist Patrick Lendrum to learn how North America's vast prairies are being restored in a collaborative effort among public, private and tribal landowners—and wildlife is returning.
WEBINAR | Introducing Our Newest Trip Line: Photo Pro Expeditions
Join a panel of top Nat Hab photography guides for a live chat about our newest adventures—designed for photographers with advanced skills who want the most immersive nature photo safaris on offer!
WEBINAR | Let’s Go! Discover Madagascar with Ant
In this installment of our "Let’s Go!" destination series, Ant Bennet unveils everything that makes Madagascar so intriguing, from its lemurs and other unique wildlife found nowhere else on Earth to its hospitable people.
WEBINAR | Grizzly 399: Meet the Most Famous Bear in the World
Meet "399," the special mama grizzly who has become a fixture in and around Grand Teton National Park, and learn of her important role in the ecosystem and the life of Expedition Leader Kurt Johnson.
WEBINAR | Climate Change Demystified
How can you solve a problem without understanding it? Cut through the hype to get at the simple science behind climate change in this webinar with the author of The Global Warming Primer.
WEBINAR | Glacier National Park: Stories from the Trail
Spending 20 years exploring a national park full of crazy moose, winds that can blow you off a trail on the Continental Divide and miles of untracked wilderness leaves a person with a lot of stories to tell. Join Expedition Leader Jeremy Covert as he shares some of his own stories and images and talks about how hard it is to be a guide that is not able to travel! In this webinar, we will also explore Glacier National Park’s unique flora and fauna, geography, animal behavior and some of those hidden spots that capture Glacier’s wild beauty.
WEBINAR | These are a Few of Our Favorite Things! Part 2: Everywhere Else
Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Annie Van Dinther and Corbin Hawkins share memorable events and delightful stories—including some of their favorite individual animals—from their years of guiding nature expeditions.
WEBINAR | These are a Few of Our Favorite Things! Part 1: Churchill
Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Annie Van Dinther and Corbin Hawkins share memorable events and delightful stories -- including some of their favorite individual animals -- from their years of guiding nature expeditions along Hudson Bay.
WEBINAR | Mother Nature's Rule Breakers: Part 3
Mike Hillman is back with more of nature's crazy anomalies. In today’s presentation, learn about animals that taste with more than their tongues, snakes that take to the air, and more!
WEBINAR | Toward a Zero Waste Holiday
As most of us are home for the holidays (and home more than we ever imagined!), ordering so much online, waste becomes a real problem—get creative tips and inspiration for reducing it.
WEBINAR | Wildlife of the American Southwest
Take a virtual journey into the red rock desert landscapes of Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion and discover the wildlife—bighorn sheep, cougars, coyotes, mule deer and more—that thrives in these rugged realms.
WEBINAR | Streamlining Conservation: Student Stewards and The Reintroduction of a Species
Reintroducing a species to its native habitat after a century of absence is quite a feat—and it's even more exciting when a group of 7th and 8th grade students accomplish it.
WEBINAR | Zombie Deer: The Impact of Chronic Wasting Disease
Deer, elk, moose and caribou are some of North America’s most beloved wild mammals. And they are facing a serious scourge. Learn about Chronic Wasting Disease and its implications for the future of wildlife.
WEBINAR | Conserving Baja’s Whale Sharks: A Path to Sustainable Tourism
Eduardo Najera-Hillman, Coordinator of Seascapes for WWF Mexico, joins us to talk about the state-of-the-art work WWF-Mexico’s Oceans Team is doing to conserve this iconic shark, which is the world's biggest fish.
WEBINAR | The Mysterious Whale Sharks of the Galapagos
Big as a bus, whale sharks aren't actually whales but the world's largest fish—and they pose intriguing questions for researchers. Learn more from our special guest with the Galapagos Whale Shark Project.
WEBINAR | Mother Nature’s Rule Breakers: Part 2
Mike Hillman is back with another episode of creatures that don't conform. Discover more of the world's weirdest animals, from gender-bending fish to lizards that reproduce by immaculate conception!
WEBINAR | Mountain Goats: Wizards of the High Country
Agile, hardy and robust, mountain goats are impressive denizens of alpine zones in the Rockies. They’re also a problem when they enter national parks as non-native species, posing competition to native dwellers such as bighorn sheep.
WEBINAR | Delisting the Gray Wolf: What Does It Mean for Its Future?
Wolves have long been fraught with controversy, and the decision to remove them from the U.S. endangered species list has only added to it. Aaron Bott unpacks the complexity for us.
WEBINAR | A Year in the Life of a Polar Bear
We may not be in Churchill this fall, but we’re bringing the polar bears to you! Tracking the annual cycle of a polar bear’s life, Annie Van Dinther reveals all that makes the King of the Arctic so captivating.
WEBINAR | Illegal Tiger Trade & Tiger Farms: Threats to Wild Tiger Conservation
Illegal trade in tiger body parts has major implications for conserving these regal wild cats. Meet a WWF expert whose work is focused on halting tiger poaching, farming and illicit trafficking.
WEBINAR | Humans & Wildlife in the American West: A History
Wildlife biologist Aaron Bott leads a journey through the Southwest canyonlands, Yellowstone and Glacier, telling the story of the interaction of humans with wildlife over the past 200 years and examining the quest for conservation.
WEBINAR | Lost and Found: Rediscovering ‘Extinct’ Species
Mike Hillman shares fascinating stories of species once thought to be extinct. Learn how, against all odds, they survived to surprise scientists—and what's being done to ensure they don't disappear again.
WEBINAR | Wildlife Attacks: How They Happen & How to Avoid Them
Wild animals are captivating and beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. Aaron Bott, a large carnivore biologist, explains how to avoid—and how to respond to—aggressive wildlife encounters.
WEBINAR | Fireside Chat with Rich & Matt: Sapiens 3
In this Fireside Chat, the third of the three-part Sapiens series, Rich and Matt discuss how H.sapiens has altered the planet into the world as we know it. They’ll share some inspiring conservation success stories and examine what we still must do.
WEBINAR | Nature’s Nocturnal Wonder: The Night Sky
The wonders of nature don't disappear when the sun goes down! Expedition Leader and photographer Kurt Johnson reveals the amazing night sky, including an introduction to astrophotography.
WEBINAR | Swift Foxes & Black-Footed Ferrets: Coming Home to the Great Plains
With the arrival of European settlers, many species on America’s Great Plains nearly disappeared, including these two small predators. Learn how WWF is helping bring them back, and why it’s a boon to the native ecosystem.
WEBINAR | Our Closest Cousins: 5 Intriguing Things About Chimps
Did you know humans share approximately 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees? Join Expedition Leader Mark Jordahl for a look at five fascinating features of our closet living relatives.
WEBINAR | Fireside Chat with Rich & Matt: Sapiens 2
Discover how the domestication of plants and animals (and the H.sapiens species itself) has allowed humans to proliferate and populate every corner of the earth and become what is arguably the single most successful mammalian species the planet has ever seen.
WEBINAR | Mother Nature's Rule Breakers
Fish swim, mammals don't lay eggs, and spiders eat bugs, right? Well, maybe not always! Zoologist and naturalist guide Mike Hillman reveals renegade members of the animal kingdom that don't play by the rules.
WEBINAR | Live Virtual Event: How Travel Can Protect the Planet
Be part of the solution! Join a conversation with Nat Hab President Ben Bressler, Jim Sano, WWF's Vice President for Travel, Tourism & Conservation, and Court Whelan, Nat Hab's Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel.
WEBINAR | Travel in the Age of COVID-19: How Our Trips Are Going
Despite the impediments of the coronavirus, Nat Hab has been taking travelers into nature and preparing to launch more trips soon, while implementing a host of carefully designed protocols to ensure our guests’ safety. Join our live panel presentation to gain first-hand insight about what it’s like to travel with Nat Hab in the age of COVID.
WEBINAR | Realm of the Snow Leopard: India’s Cold Deserts
Northern India's trans-Himalayan landscape is an austere desert wilderness—yet this complex ecosystem is perfectly designed to sustain snow leopards. Discover it with Expedition Leader Surya Ramachandran.
WEBINAR | The Ultimate Guide to Packing for a Day Hike
Expedition Leader Jeremy Covert has decades of experience on the trail, and he knows how to pack efficiently for a backcountry excursion—it's an art! Get his well-honed tips, including advice on photography gear.
WEBINAR | Fireside Chat: Sapiens—The Ultimate Interaction Between a Species and Its Environment
Since Darwin, we've learned how flora and fauna adapt over time to changing environments—but no species has made the environment adapt to itself like Homo sapiens. Learn why our species has been so successful.
WEBINAR | Managing Wildlife in the American West
Wildlife roamed unfettered in North America two centuries ago, but today, astute professionals must manage and conserve iconic species like grizzlies, wolves and bison. Join wildlife biologist Aaron Bott to learn how they do it.
WEBINAR | Forests as Preventive Medicine: Our First Line of Defense Against Disease
Who knew forests play such a role in protecting human health?! Find out from Annika Terrana, WWF’s manager for forests, why forests are our first line of defense against diseases and other health threats.
WEBINAR | Fireside Chat: Everything You Know About Hyenas May Be Wrong!
Hyenas: ugly, dirty scavengers or resourceful, skilled hunters? Safari guides Richard and Matt reveal the "real hyena": an incredibly smart, social, scrappy and intriguing denizen of the African plains.
WEBINAR | Fireside Chat: Prolific Pachyderms
During this virtual "Fireside Chat," join South African safari guides Matt Meyer and Richard de Gouveia to learn how Africa's giant thick-skinned mammals live in harmony with their environment.
WEBINAR | Nature’s Ingenious Solutions to Humanity’s Challenges
Join seasoned safari guide and ecology expert Craig Glaathaar to discover how nature creates biological controls to solve problems in the environment—and how humans mimic nature to fix challenges we create.
WEBINAR | The Monarch Migration: Coming to a Town Near You!
Monarch expert Court Whelan reveals one of the world’s most astounding wildlife migrations that occurs each fall, as millions of monarch butterflies fly more than 3,000 miles to winter and mate in Mexico.
WEBINAR | Colorado’s Captivating Mammals
Rocky Mountain naturalist guide Jim Beissel is on a quest: to photograph every mammal in Colorado and tell their intriguing stories—and this webinar gives you an entertaining preview.
WEBINAR | Coexisting with Cougars
Join Expedition Leader and mountain lion expert Aaron Bott to discover the natural history and intriguing behaviors of North America's most elusive predator, and learn how and why its numbers are rebounding.
WEBINAR | Dive into the Ocean’s Mysteries
Join Mike Crispino, a WWF expert on sustainable seafood, to learn about the mysteries below the ocean's surface, and what we can do to protect our seas and the wondrous creatures that inhabit them.
WEBINAR | How a Tech Nerd is Saving Endangered Wildlife: Meet WWF’s Eric Becker
Conservation has come a long way from the days when a young Jane Goodall wrote down observations of chimpanzee behavior at Gombe Stream. Meet WWF Conservation Engineer Eric Becker, and learn how modern technologies like drones and motion sensors are being used to protect the world’s most endangered species.
WEBINAR | Large Carnivores Living Among People: What Could Go Wrong (or Right)?
Grizzlies, wolves and mountain lions are gradually returning to native habitat in the American West. Learn about the thrills and chills of living near large predators.
WEBINAR | Birding 102: Letting Your New Skills Take Flight
It’s time to focus on the more subtle techniques. Birding is a lifetime pursuit, and this webinar will accelerate your learning and your enjoyment!
WEBINAR | Offline and in the Wild: Stopping the Surge in Wildlife Trafficking Online and Abroad
How do you fight a worldwide, online trade in endangered species? Crawford Allan and Giavanna Grein from WWF's TRAFFIC program will draw you into a crime story that we only wish was fiction.
WEBINAR | Binoculars: Don't Leave Home Without Them
High-quality binoculars bring you close to the action on any adventure, but how do you choose the right pair? Learn from the experts and pick up some new techniques from guides who use binoculars every day!
WEBINAR | What Stake Does the U.S. Government Have in Global Conservation?
Did you ever imagine the U.S. government’s role in international conservation efforts could help prevent the next pandemic? That’s just one dimension of Will Gartshore’s work on behalf of WWF. Find out more about why global conservation concerns are distinctly American concerns in this insider’s view on working with Congress to protect nature around the world.
WEBINAR | Watching Our Waste
Did you know your family is throwing $1,600 a year in the trash? And the U.S. travel industry is tossing out even more? Join us for a surprising, enlightening and ultimately encouraging look at the problem of food waste, and how we can do better.
WEBINAR | Carbon Offsetting in the Travel Industry: Does It Really Help?
Join Court Whelan, Nat Hab’s Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel, for a look at the past, present and future of carbon offsetting, as well as reductions in carbon emissions at Nat Hab and the travel industry as a whole.
WEBINAR | Conservation Travel in the Age of COVID
Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on our mission of conservation through exploration, and contemplate what the future may hold for travel as a means of protecting nature.
WEBINAR | Secrets of Wildlife Watching: Tips from the Pros
Whether you’re on your own in your backyard or with us for a classic African safari, you’ll benefit from our guides' hard-earned expertise for enhancing wildlife encounters and creating gratifying photo opportunities.
WEBINAR | Birding: The Basics & Beyond
Birds offer a window into nature no matter where you are—deep in the African bush or waiting for a bus in New York City. Learn how to get started with birding, or pick up some new tips to advance your skills.
WEBINAR | You Can Create Wildlife Habitat in Your Own Backyard
Whether it’s planting milkweed to lure monarch butterflies or creating a frog pond for threatened amphibians, join Brad Josephs for ideas on how to attract wild creatures into your own local space.